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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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Among the latest volumes in a series designed to provide authoritative, useful resources on American history, The Great Depression and the New Deal provides a thorough overview of the Stock Market Crash of 1929, the Great Depression, and President Franklin D. Roosevelt’s ambitious program of New Deal reforms. The narrative overview explains the economic problems that led up to these events, the impact of the Depression and the New Deal on Americans, the legacy of these events, and their continued relevance in the twenty-first century.
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Defining Moments: The Harlem Renaissance offers a detailed, factual account of the emergence and development of this cultural movement—and its impact up to the present time. Kevin Hillstrom explores the factors that transformed Harlem into the "Capital of Black America" in the 1920s, explains how civil rights activism of the early twentieth century made the Renaissance possible, and discusses the myriad ways in which African American literature, art, and music from the era illuminated black culture and changed the course of American race relations. Biographical information is provided on leading figures involved in the movement, including civil-rights philosopher W. E. B. du Bois, controversial actor and singer Paul Robeson, jazz legend Duke Ellington, and Langston Hughes, the poet laureate of the Harlem Renaissance. A primary source section presents essential documents from the period such as Langston Hughes's famous manifesto of artistic independence, "The Negro Artist and the Racial Mountain"; dancer Frankie Manning's recollections of the glamorous Savoy Ballroom; Alain Locke's influential essay "Enter the New Negro"; and a selection of poems written by some of the Harlem Renaissance's leading literary voices.
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(The Twentieth Century's Most Influential Hispanics). Grades 7-10.
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"Each title in the series delves into some of the hottest nutrition and health topics being discussed today. The series also provides readers with tools for evaluating conflicting and ever-changing ideas about nutrition and health"--
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Fracking

By Kevin Hillstrom

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Discusses the origins and development of fracking, and looks at how the process works as well as its benefits and drawbacks.
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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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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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