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By Joy Hakim
A heritage people is a 10-volume, award-winning sequence in regards to the beginning and improvement of the U.S. as comparable by way of grasp storyteller pleasure Hakim. the entire humans, the final quantity within the sequence, covers US heritage from the top of global struggle II to the current. This up to date fourth version covers, for the 1st time, occasions that experience taken position some time past 6 years, together with the 2008 election of Barack Obama and the signficance of this election. all of the humans makes a speciality of Civil Rights within the final 1/2 the 20 th Century and the start of the twenty first, making sure that readers may have an organization take hold of of the groundbreaking nature and lasting significance of this movement.
Throughout the ebook, which has been thoroughly redesigned with a daring new glance, Hakim portrays modern American lifestyles in a full of life, attractive manner. Readers will come upon attention-grabbing tales approximately well-known americans (Joe McCarthy, Martin Luther King, Jr., Richard Nixon), historic occasions (the Vietnam struggle, the 1st guy at the moon), and significant cultural activities (1960s counterculture, feminism). Interspersed good points offer extra anecdotes concerning the characters that experience formed the final sixty five years--for example, one conjectures approximately what Alan Greenspan may cover in his briefcase; one other discusses the existence and instances of Mark I, the world's first computerized laptop. Sidebars, illustrations, definitions and rates line the margins, supplying illimitable resources of knowledge and entertainment.
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Master storyteller pleasure Hakim has excited hundreds of thousands of younger minds with the good drama of yank heritage in her award-winning sequence A historical past folks. suggested via the typical middle nation criteria for English Language Arts and Literacy as an exemplary informational textual content, A background people weaves jointly fascinating tales that deliver American heritage to lifestyles. Hailed through reviewers, historians, educators, and oldsters for its interesting, thought-provoking narrative, the books were well-known as a break-through software in instructing background and important studying talents to youth. In ten books that span from Prehistory to the twenty first century, teens won't ever ponder American heritage as dull again.
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A History of US: All the People: Since 1945 by Joy Hakim