Joined by Fate: Intertwined Biographies

In this exciting series, readers will learn about the intertwined lives of historical figures both famous and infamous. John Wilkes Booth is one of history's most notorious assassins, but what events in his life led him to shoot Abraham Lincoln? Thomas Jefferson has a complicated legacy, as both Founding Father and slave-owner of more than 600 African Americans. Readers find out why one woman he enslaved, Sally Hemings, still makes news headlines today. While you've likely heard of Spanish conquistador Hernan Cortes, did you know that an indigenous woman named La Malinche served as his advisor, companion, and interpreter? With a fresh take on historical biographies, this series offers students a critical sense of perspective on legendary men and women who seemed to be joined by fate. Features include: Central theme; the intertwined lives of historical figures supports the C3 Framework's foundational principle of history as interpretive, educating readers about the need to evaluate history as more contextual information emerges. Covers lesser-known but no less important figures, like La Malinche, who are now being integrated into state curricular standards. Detailed Chronologies, Chapter Notes, and Further Reading sections offer in-depth information and additional resources for study.

  • Spring 2019
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    Abraham Lincoln and John Wilkes Booth

    Abraham Lincoln and John Wilkes Booth

    Donna M. Bozzone, Ph.D.
    Until John Wilkes Booth killed Abraham Lincoln, the assassination of a U.S. President was considered unthinkable. All of that changed on April 14, 1865, when Booth shot Lincoln as the president watched the play Our American Cousin...Read More

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    Alexander Hamilton and Aaron Burr

    Alexander Hamilton and Aaron Burr

    Richard Worth
    In 1804, Alexander Hamilton and Aaron Burr fought the most famous duel in American history. Both men had served with great courage during the American Revolution. Afterward, each had become an important lawyer and politician...Read More

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    ISBN: 9780766098121
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    Hernán Cortés and La Malinche

    Hernán Cortés and La Malinche

    John Albert Torres
    To this day, the relationship between Hernán Cortés and his translator La Malinche remains confusing. Was Cortés a double-crossing murderer or a heroic conqueror? Was La Malinche, an enslaved woman from Aztec royalty, an intelligent woman doing what was necessary to stay alive or the betrayer of her people? The history books have not been kind to her...Read More

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    ISBN: 9780766098152
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    Sacagawea, Meriwether Lewis, and William Clark

    Sacagawea, Meriwether Lewis, and William Clark

    Sheila Griffin Llanas
    Lewis and Clark first explored the North American West more than two hundred years ago. A number of Native Americans helped the duo and their crew survive their travels from 1804 to 1806. In fact, one of them, Sacagawea, is now a legend...Read More

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    ISBN: 9780766098183
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    Thomas Alva Edison and Nikola Tesla

    Thomas Alva Edison and Nikola Tesla

    Samantha Green
    For much of the world, turning on electricity is as easy as flipping a switch, but that wasn't always the case. At the end of the nineteenth century, two geniuses competed to change the world: Thomas Edison and Nikola Tesla...Read More

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    ISBN: 9780766098213
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    Thomas Jefferson and Sally Hemings

    Thomas Jefferson and Sally Hemings

    Del Sandeen
    To say that Thomas Jefferson was complicated would be an understatement. A founding father and third American president, Jefferson wrote the Declaration of Independence. It said that "all men are created equal."..Read More

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    ISBN: 9780766098244
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