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Publisher: Houghton Mifflin
ISBN10: 0618311130 ISBN13: 9780618311132 DDC: 911/.73 LCC: E179.5 Edition: (pbk.)


Frames United States history in visits to 20 significant historic places, from the bustling ancient North American city of Cahokia and colonial battlefields of Saratoga and Gettysburg to Ellis Island and an early 1950s suburban tract house.


Includes bibliographical references and index. Cahokia; city of the Great Sun (1200) -- Ozette; a whaling village (1490) -- Pecos; Pueblo and Mission (1627) -- New Plymouth; A home for the pilgrims (1627) -- Charlestown; a colonial city (1739) -- Fort Mose; fortress of freedom (1759) -- Boonesborough; a frontier fort (1776) -- Saratoga; the turning point (1777) -- Philadelphia; Ben Franklin's city (1787) -- Taos; at the Hacienda (1823) -- Fort Laramie; a welcome on the Oregon Trail (1849) -- Lowell; mill town (1850) -- Frogmore; a Louisiana plantation (1855) -- Gettysburg; day of decision (1863) -- Abilene; cattle town (1872) -- Gage County; threshing time (1888) -- Chicago; Christmas at the mansion (1893) -- Ellis Island; doorway to America (1901) -- New York; tenement life (1916) -- Lakewood; the city as new as tomorrow (1953).


  • LCC: E179.5
  • Dewey Decimal: 911/.73

Book Details

  • Language: eng
  • Physical Description: 48 p. : col. ill., col. maps ; 25 x 29 cm.
  • Edition Info: (pbk.)


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