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Defining Moments

By Kevin Hillstrom

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The Dream of America: Immigration 1870–1920 provides a detailed, factual account of the greatest sustained wave of immigration in US history. This volume explains the economic and political forces that drove emigrants from Europe and other parts of the world, as well as the factors that made America so attractive to millions. It covers all aspects of the immigrants’ experience, including their arduous ocean journeys, their passage through Ellis Island, and their struggles to build a better life in America. Finally, the book provides details of America’s immigration history from the 1920s through the present—including America’s twenty-first-century struggles with illegal immigration.  
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One of the introductory volumes in a series designed to provide authoritative, useful resources on American History, Defining Moments: American Indian Removal and the Trail to Wounded Knee provides readers with a detailed overview of the 1890 massacre of more than 250 Native American men, women, and children by the United States Cavalry at Wounded Knee Creek in South Dakota. The authors analyze the conditions that led to this horrific event and its effect on the country's political, cultural, and social landscape, then and now. The research presented here is arranged in three distinct sections: narrative overview; biographies, which includes background on principal figures involved in the massacre; and primary sources. This unique and comprehensive volume also includes a glossary of important people, places, and terms, as well as a chronology of events, a subject index, and an annotated list of sources for further study.     
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(The Twentieth Century's Most Influential Hispanics). Grades 7-10.
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(American History). Grades: 7-10.
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How did the mid-19th century 'bicycle boom' pave the way for America's car culture? What role did the mining industry play in settling the West? Why did Thomas Jefferson find the rise oftextile manufacturing troubling? What roles did other industries play in the phenomenal development of these three--and vice versa? The answers to these & other probing questions lie in this remarkable set. Here you will find the stories of four major industries--the textile industry, the automotive industry, & the mining & petroleum industries.
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Progressive Era

By Kevin Hillstrom

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(American History). Grades: 7-10.
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"A detailed account of the American Civil War and the importance of the Battle of Gettysburg. Examines the forces that contributed to the war; early military battles and the Battle of Gettysburg; and the legacy of the Civil War. Also includes biographies, primary sources, chronology, glossary, bibliography, and index"--Provided by publisher.
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"Surveys the political events, social trends, and racial attitudes that contributed to a week-long outbreak of violence in Los Angeles in 1943 by white servicemen and civilians against young Mexican-American 'zoot suiters.' Includes a narrative overview,biographies, primary sources, chronology, glossary, bibliography, and index"--Provided by publisher.
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Vaccines

By Kevin Hillstrom

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Provides a history of vaccination, discusses different types of vaccines, and explores both sides of the debate surrounding the link between vaccines and autism.
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"Provides a comprehensive account of the alliances and tensions that triggered the Great War; details the horrors of trench warfare and the new weapons used in the conflict; provides an overview of the war's key offensives; and explains the legacy of thewar. Includes biographies, primary sources, and more"--Provided by publisher.
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