Colonial America Reference Library, 1st Edition

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  • ISBN-10: 0787692948
  • ISBN-13: 9780787692940
  • DDC: 973.2
  • Grade Level Range: 6th Grade - 8th Grade
  • 1128 Pages | eBook
  • Original Copyright 2000 | Published/Released August 2004
  • This publication's content originally published in print form: 2000

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The 5-vol. U·X·L Colonial America Reference Library provides thorough coverage of this critical period in American history.

In two volumes, Colonial America: Almanac allows students to study government and politics; arts and culture; sports and recreation; science and technology; economy and labor; and so much more. Unfamiliar terms are defined within the text of each chapter as well as in the "Words to Know" section. Includes approximately 120 photographs; reproductions of original documents and maps; lists of books, periodicals, Web sites and organizations for further study.

Colonial America: Biographies contains full-length biographical sketches of both well-known figures and lesser-known figures. Many of the entries contain short biographies of people who are in some way connected with the main biographee. Also included are sidebars of related information; a "Further Research" section; a "Words to Know" section; a cumulative subject index; and approximately 60 photographs.

Colonial America: Primary Sources allows students to study 24 excerpted speeches, diary entries, newspaper accounts, novels, poems, memoirs and other materials related to Colonial America. Excerpts are grouped together in broad subject categories so students can compare and contrast various viewpoints. Special features include: "Things to Remember While Reading," "What Happened Next," "Report Topics," "Did You Know," definitions of terms, 60 photographs and much, much more.

For table of contents, sample pages or other volume specific information see the entry for the Almanac, Biographies or Primary Sources.

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Alternate Formats

  • Casebound Edition

    ISBN-10: 0787637599 | ISBN-13: 9780787637590


"This is a fine set for students in grades five through nine who are researching colonial America. … Each of the three parts … can be purchased and used alone or together, their complementary materials giving an excellent picture of the time. … Attractive and easy-to-use … [Colonial America Reference Library] belong[s] in school and public libraries." -- RBB/Booklist (July 2000)

— Booklist

"Useful titles that should be purchased as a set where possible." — School Library Journal (November 2000)

— School Library Journal