Books of the Westward Expansion Era

Books of the Westward Expansion Era

We Were There Series

We Were There with Lewis & Clark by James Munves 9780977900008

We Were There With Lewis and Clark

By James Munves, Publisher: American Home School Publishing

Item # 9780977900008

This excellent title from the We Were There With series was originally published in the 1950s, We Were There With Lewis and Clark chronicles the famous expedition.

Ages 8-14

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We Were There on the Oregon Trail by William O. Steele 9780977900046

We Were There on the Oregon Trail

By William O. Steele, Publisher: American Home School Publishing

Item # 9780977900046

Originally published in the 1950s, We Were There on the Oregon Trail provides and “historical fiction account” of a young man who travels to Oregon to find his father. Takes place in the 1840s. Another title from the We Were There With series.

Ages 8-14

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We Were There with the Pony Express by William O. Steele 9780977900039

We Were There With the Pony Express

By William O. Steele, Published by American Home School Publishing

Item # 9780977900039

This excellent book from the We Were There With series was originally published in in the 1950s, We Were There With the Pony Express is a fictional account of the days of the Pony Express.

Ages 8-14

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They Loved to Laugh by Kathryn Worth, Bethelehem Books 9781883937164

They Loved to Laugh

By Kathryn Worth

Item # 9781883937164

Quakers With illustrations by Marguerite de Angeli, this is the story of an orphan taken in by a Quaker family with five sons in North Carolina 1830’s

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Beneath the Sky of an Angry God

By John Jenkins and Mark Weaver, Reconciliation Press

Item # 9781888565027

“Daniel Sweetwater is a sixteen-year-old Delaware Indian living with his preacher father among the Cherokee in 1838.  He and father are forced to march with the last remnants of the Cherokee nation on a 1000-mile journey from their homes in Georgia to a reservation in the Oklahoma Territory.

Beneath the Sky of an Angry God is the first book in the Discovery historical fiction series that follows the lives and adventures of young people over several generations.  Like Daniel, they struggle to make their way in a growing and changing 19th-century America and to triumph amid the century-long spiritual conflicts that have shaped our nation past and present.

Grades 5 to 8

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Buffalo Bill by Ingri and Edgar D'Aulaire

Buffalo Bill

By Ingri and Edgar Parin D’Aulaire, Published by Beautiful Feet Books

Item # 9780964380370

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Cabin Faced West by Jean Fritz 9780698119369

Cabin Faced West

Jean Fritz

Item # 9780698119369

Frontier girl in PA.

The Cabin Faced West is used in weeks 10 and 11.

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The Barbary Pirates

By C. S. Forester

Item # 9781402741425

“For hundreds of years, pirates along the coast of North Africa had demanded tribute from vessels in their waters. The new United States has no money to ransom Yankee sailors rotting in North African prisons. Provoked, the young nation forged a navy to end the menace.”

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Carry On, Mr. Bowditch by Jean Lee Latham

Carry On, Mr. Bowditch

By Jean Lee Latham

Item # 9780618250745

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City of Lies

By John Jenkins and Mark Weaver, Reconciliation Press

Item # 9781888565041

“Providence reunites Christine Thompson and Adam Vestry four years following their first adventure in The Invisible Empire.  the year is 1876.  Chicago, just five years after the Great Fire, continues to rebuild its reputation as Queen of the West.  That nation stands on the threshold of greatness, and a hope in progress reigns.

“City of Lies is Book Two in the Century War Chronicles of Freedom Series.”

Grades 6 and up

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Jefferson’s War: America’s First War on Terror 1801-1805

Joseph Wheelan

Item # 9780786714049

In Jefferson’s War, the author captures the story of America’s first war against terror and the nations that supported it. With telling illustrations, “Jefferson’s War” traces the events surrounding the evolution of the third president’s resolute belief that peace with the Barbary States, and respect from Europe, could be achieved only through the “medium of war.”

In this book you will also learn how the United States Navy grew strong enough to beat the British in the War of 1812.

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The Barbary Pirates

The Barbary Pirates

By C. S. Forester

Item # 9781402741425

“For hundreds of years, pirates along the coast of North Africa had demanded tribute from vessels in their waters. The new United States has no money to ransom Yankee sailors rotting in North African prisons. Provoked, the young nation forged a navy to end the menace.”

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John Audubon: Young Naturalist

By Miriam E. Mason

Item # 9781882859528

This story takes place in the childhood of famous wildlife artist John James Audubon. “Special features include a summary of John’s adult accomplishments, fun facts detailing little-known information about him, and a time line of his life.”

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Johnny Appleseed 9780880621342

Johnny Appleseed, God’s Faithful Planter, John Chapman

By David Collins, Sowers Series, Sowers Series, Published by Mott Media

Item # 9780880621342

Early America

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Invisible Empire

By John Jenkins and Mark Weaver, Reconciliation Press

Item # 9781888565034

“Josiah Washington, a sixteen-year old former slave longs to experience the true meaning of freedom in 1870′s Philadelphia.  An act of kindness sets Josiah at odds with Adam, the seventeen-year-old son of an influential white newspaperman who is secretly plotting to bring the Ku Klux Klan into the North.

The Invisible Empire is the first book in the Century War Chronicles of Freedom Series .  Josiah and Adam are but two in a line of young men and women who must struggle into adulthood and triumph through the century-long spiritual conflicts that have shaped our nation.”

Grades 6 and up

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Lewis and Clark Expedition Coloring Book

Lewis and Clark Expedition Coloring Book*

Item # 9780486245577

If you like to supplement your history studies with coloring books, then you might like Dover Historical Coloring Books.

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The Long Winter

The Long Winter

By Laura Ingalls Wilder, Publisher: Harpet Collins

Item # 9780060581855

The Long Winter is used in Units 22-24 of the Uncle Sam and You Civics Course.

From the publisher: “The adventures of Laura Ingalls and her family continue as Pa, Ma, Laura, Mary, Carrie, and little Grace bravely face the hard winter of 1880-81 in their little house in the Dakota Territory. Blizzards cover the little town with snow, cutting off all supplies from the outside. Soon there is almost no food left, so young Almanzo Wilder and a friend make a dangerous trip across the prairie to find some wheat. Finally a joyous Christmas is celebrated in a very unusual way in this most exciting of all the Little House books. “

We like this particular edition of The Long Winter because it has fulle color illustrations by Garth Williams. It is a better quality paperback and well worth the extra two dollars.

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Moccasin Trail

By Eloise Jarvis McGraw

Item # 9780140321708

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Narrative of the Life of David Crockett 9780803263253

Narrative of the Life of David Crockett

By David Crockett, Publisher: Dover Publications

Item # 9780803263253

His autobiography, the Narrative of the Life of David Crockett was written before he went to Texas and Alamo fame.

The Narrative of the Life of David Crockett is used in the Notgrass Exploring America history course.

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Of Courage Undaunted by James Daugherty, BF Books 9781893103023

Of Courage Undaunted

James Daugherty, Publisher: Bethlehem Books

Item # 9781893103023

“First published in 1951, Mr. Daugherty has reconstructed in essence and detail one of the most splendid and daring exploits in the history of exploration and discovery” in Of Courage Undaunted.  “In simple, forceful, rhythmic language and pictures rich with imaginative understanding, he has captured the spirit of adventure and the beauty of the wilderness.  Bold 2 and 3 color illustrations by the author exemplify the text.”  169 pages, Trade PB, color

Intermediate/High School

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Pioneers Go West, Landmark Books

Pioneers Go West

By George Rippey Stewart, Publisher: Landmark Books

Item # 9780394891804

“In the spring of 1844, eleven covered wagons headed west from Council Bluffs, Iowa. Some 50 men, women and children made up the caravan, and a young man named Mose Schallenberger kept a journal of the trip. From Mose’s notes, George Stewart has drawn firsthand information about the events of the journey, from dangerous encounters with Indians and buffalo to the group’s near-starvation. Here is the story of these brave pioneers who miraculously succeeded in bringing the first covered wagons to California.”

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A Pioneer Sampler by Barbara Greenwood

A Pioneer Sampler: The Daily Life of a Pioneer Family in 1840

By Barbara Greenwood

Item # 9780395883938

Read about one year in the lives of a fictional pioneer family in 1840.

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Sacajawea, Guide to Lewis and Clark

Sacajawea, Guide to Lewis and Clark

By Della Rowland

Item # 9780440402152

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