American History: A Visual Encyclopedia (DK Children's Visual Encyclopedias) (Paperback)

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"History is not just a study of when and where things occured, but also why. The why is the most important, so we know what to repeat and what to avoid. From the first voyages of the Vikings to the fall of the Berlin Wall, within these pages lies all of American History: The good, the bad, and the ugly!"

— Thomas W.


Uncover the key moments that shaped American history in this extensive history encyclopedia for children.

Get the background on the Battle of Yorktown and discover what started the American Revolution. Learn the legends of the Wild West. Relive the atmosphere of the "Roaring Twenties." Covering everything from the cultures of the first Native Americans right up to the events of the present day, American History: A Visual Encyclopedia is the ultimate reference tool for exploring the history of one of the most remarkable nations in the world.

Created in collaboration with the Smithsonian Institution, American History: A Visual Encyclopedia gives detailed historical information and brings it to life with more than 750 photographs and paintings, plus extensive maps, charts, and state-specific information. Each double-page spread focuses on one aspect of the nation's history, be it the Civil War or civil rights, the Great Depression or the Moon landing. Complete texts of the Declaration of Independence and the U.S. Constitution are included in the book for easy reference for classroom work or reports.

Perfect as both an irreplaceable homework help and a fascinating read, American History: A Visual Encyclopedia showcases the incredible journey the United States of America has made to become a major 21st century power.

About the Author

US consultants for the new edition:

Peter N. Stearns, PhD, is Provost Emeritus and University Professor at the George Mason University Department of History and Art History.

Philip Baselice, MA, is a Master Teacher in the Social Studies Department of Nysmith School for the Gifted, Herndon, Virginia.

Product Details
ISBN: 9781465483669
ISBN-10: 1465483667
Publisher: DK Children
Publication Date: June 25th, 2019
Pages: 320
Language: English
Series: DK Children's Visual Encyclopedias