The Wild History of the American West

Age Level: 11–up  Grade Level: 6–up

Tales and legends of the Wild West have been passed down for generations through books and movies. Each book in THE WILD HISTORY OF THE AMERICAN WEST tells readers about the true people, facts, and events that helped create the wild American West. This series follows the America’s quest to fulfill its “manifest destiny” through westward movement and it’s influence on the way Americans view themselves as a nation.

  • Explores the events and people who made the Wild American West
  • Includes 50 images or maps
  • 30 Report Links per title provide quality Internet sites for further research
  • Will save some of the time it takes students, parents, and educators to find Internet sites
  • Supports the History/Social Studies curriculum
  • 6 1/2” x 9 1/4”
  • 128pp.
  • Illus. with color photographs and illustrations
  • Contains a glossary, chapter notes, a further reading list, and an index
  • Spring 2006
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The Amazing Erie Canal and How a Big Ditch Opened Up the West

The Amazing Erie Canal and How a Big Ditch Opened Up the West

Wim Coleman and Pat Perrin
The Erie Canal dramatically changed American commerce and industry in part because the waterway opened up the American West to those in the East. Wim Coleman and Pat Perrin examine the Erie Canal’s history, construction, and impact...Read More

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ISBN: 978-1-59845-017-0
Binding: Library Ed.
List Price: $34.60
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The Cherokee Trail of Tears and the Forced March of a People

The Cherokee Trail of Tears and the Forced March of a People

John Albert Torres
THE CHEROKEE TRAIL OF TEARS AND THE FORCED MARCH OF A PEOPLE discusses this tragic story of American Indian relocation. Learn more about one of the saddest and most shameful periods in American history in this book by John Albert Torres...Read More

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ISBN: 978-1-59845-019-4
Binding: Library Ed.
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The Louisiana Purchase--The Deal of the Century That Doubled the Nation

The Louisiana Purchase--The Deal of the Century That Doubled the Nation

David Schaffer
President Thomas Jefferson purchased 828,000 square miles of land from France for $15 million in 1803—a cost of less than 3 cents per acre. Read about the Louisiana Purchase in David Schaffer’s addition to THE WILD HISTORY OF THE AMERICAN WEST series...Read More

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ISBN: 978-1-59845-018-7
Binding: Library Ed.
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The Oregon Trail and the Daring Journey West by Wagon

The Oregon Trail and the Daring Journey West by Wagon

Amy Graham
THE OREGON TRAIL AND THE DARING JOURNEY WEST BY WAGON discusses the hardships faced by settlers who headed west. Learn more about the Oregon Trail, the dangers encountered on the journey, and the ill-fated Donner Party in this book by author Amy Graham...Read More

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ISBN: 978-1-59845-021-7
Binding: Library Ed.
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The Pony Express and Its Death-Defying Mail Carriers

The Pony Express and Its Death-Defying Mail Carriers

Jeff C. Young
In this addition to THE WILD HISTORY OF THE AMERICAN WEST series, Jeff C. Young recounts the history of the Pony Express as well as describes some of its most famous and infamous riders...Read More

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ISBN: 978-1-59845-010-1
Binding: Library Ed.
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The Rebellious Californians and the Brave Struggle to Join the Nation

The Rebellious Californians and the Brave Struggle to Join the Nation

Wim Coleman and Pat Perrin
Learn about California’s rebellion against Mexico in THE REBELLIOUS CALIFORNIANS AND THE BRAVE STRUGGLE TO JOIN THE NATION. Authors Wim Coleman and Pat Perrin tell the story of how California went from a Mexican territory to part of the United States...Read More

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ISBN: 978-1-59845-015-6
Binding: Library Ed.
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