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All About America: Cowboys and the Wild West

All About America

Kingfisher

About the Series
Action-packed and meticulously researched, with specially-commissioned illustration, detailed reconstructions and original artwork from each period, reading lists, and resources for further study, this series is an immersive introduction to the history that shaped America.
 
Very few images conjure up the adventure and romance of American history like the cowboy, but real-life on the range was not easy. Academically researched and engagingly written, this examination of cowboy history brings the frontier to life, from the danger of the stampede to rustlers, outlaws, the coming of the Iron Horse, and the end of the open plains as ranchers fought for control of the land. Along with the familiar aspects of cowboy life like the cattle drive, and equipment like saddles and guns, this title also covers lesser known subjects like the role of women on the plains, and the important part played by African Americans and Mexican immigrants.  Packed with original photographs, illustrative montages, dynamic reconstructions of historic events, scenes, and locations, and highlights of some of the Wild West's most notorious personalities, this non-fiction gem is sure to inspire hours of historical exploration and discovery.

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Library Media Connection
All books contain double-page articles featuring a particular topic with sidebars for additional information. Illustrations are a mixture of paintings, engravings, and photographs of the period that the reader will enjoy viewing. Readers of all ages will enjoy these books but they are most appropriate for upper elementary students.
 
Booklist
The books in the All about America series pack a wealth of information into an attractively designed package. Double-page spreads, enhanced with photographs, color illustrations, reproductions, artifacts, maps, and sidebars, introduce each topic in detail. . . . All titles give careful consideration to Native American history, highlighting their displacement, noting that colonists and Indians often attacked each other, and emphasizing that more settlers died of disease than from attacks. A glossary, time line, and suggested books and websites add to this series’ research value.
 
Kirkus Reviews
Focusing on specific time periods within American history, the books in the All about America series pack a wealth of information into an attractively designed package. Double-page spreads, enhanced with photographs, color illustrations, reproductions, artifacts, maps, and sidebars, introduce each topic in detail. . . . All titles give careful consideration to Native American history, highlighting their displacement, noting that colonists and Indians often attacked each other, and emphasizing that more settlers died of disease than from attacks. A glossary, time line, and suggested books and websites add to this series’ research value.
 
School Library Journal
These visually appealing titles effectively combine painting, engravings, primary documents, and photographs with cartoon illustrations. . . . The content is interesting and pithy. . . . Great resource for reports and good reading for children interested in hte specific periods and places.
 
Tusconcitizen.com (Shelf Life)
Richly illustrated and brimming with interesting historical facts, how cowboys lived, worked, and got into occasional trouble are explored.
 

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ABOUT THE AUTHOR

  • Hilarie N. Staton has been writing childrens books for many years. She has worked for historical museums, as well as has written state history textbooks and tests. Her first major history work was a two-volume United States history textbook. She has written books about American political movements and historic sites. Although she grew up in the west, loving western history, she now lives in the heart of Colonial America, New Yorks Hudson Valley.

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All About America: Cowboys and the Wild West

All About America
  • Trade Paperback

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Kingfisher

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