Our Shared History

The United States and Canada are composed of many cultures, each of which has had its own impact on the growth and development of these countries. This unique series explores several major events in North American history involving a particular ethnic or racial group, from the historical context to the event itself to the long-term effects on the people of that country. (ISBN: 978-0-7660-6699-1)

  • Each book covers one major cultural or racial event within its historical context
  • Discusses modern-day effects of each event
  • Chapter notes deliver original sources to researchers
  • Fall 2015
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    Puerto Rico

    Puerto Rico

    From Colony to Commonwealth

    Richard Worth
    After the Spanish-American War brought Puerto Rico under the control of the United States, the island transformed from an agricultural colony to a densely populated American commonwealth. Explore the island’s rich history, from the early clash between Spanish colonists and the Taino people to the vibrant, yet uncertain, future of this growing nation...Read More

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    ISBN: 978-0-7660-7004-2
    Binding: Library Ed.
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    The Fight for Latino Civil Rights

    The Fight for Latino Civil Rights

    Bárbara C. Cruz
    The fight for civil rights is stronger today than ever before, particularly for the largest minority population in the United States—Latinos. Learn about Latino history in the United States, from the missionary Father Junípero Serra to the activist César Chávez to Supreme Court Justice Sonia Sotomayor, and the continuing struggle for equality and justice...Read More

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    ISBN: 978-0-7660-7006-6
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    The Internment of Japanese Americans

    The Internment of Japanese Americans

    Charlotte Taylor and Deborah Kent
    Before World War II, Japanese Americans worked hard to adapt to American life while creating tight-knit communities. But after Japan bombed Pearl Harbor, everything changed. The U.S. government sent 120,000 Americans of Japanese descent into internment camps...Read More

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    ISBN: 978-0-7660-7008-0
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    The Little Rock Nine and School Desegregation

    The Little Rock Nine and School Desegregation

    Charlotte Taylor and Mara Miller
    Nine African-American teenagers from Little Rock, Arkansas, changed history when they went to Little Rock Central High School in 1957. Why? Because the school had previously been segregated. Read about their amazing story, their courageous determination, and how they succeeded in helping to eliminate segregation from the American school system forever...Read More

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    ISBN: 978-0-7660-7010-3
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    The Relocation of Native Peoples of North America

    The Relocation of Native Peoples of North America

    Nicki Peter Petrikowski and Judith Edwards
    When the first European settlers arrived in what would become the United States and Canada, the lives of the native peoples of North America changed forever. As the two nations grew, native peoples were pushed off the land they called home and onto tightly controlled reservations...Read More

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    ISBN: 978-0-7660-7012-7
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    The Underground Railroad

    The Underground Railroad

    Charlotte Taylor and R. Conrad Stein
    The Underground Railroad was a complex network of secret routes, safe houses, and courageous men and women—both black and white—who helped slaves escape to free states and to Canada. “Conductors,” such as Harriet Tubman, risked recapture in the South guiding slaves to freedom...Read More

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    ISBN: 978-0-7660-7014-1
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