19th century

Cause: Reconstruction America, 1863-1877

By Tonya Bolden

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After the destruction of the Civil War, the United States faced the immense challenge of rebuilding a ravaged South and incorporating millions of freed slaves into the life of the nation. On April 11, 1865, President Lincoln introduced his plan for reconstruction, warning that the coming years would be "fraught with great difficulty." Three days later he was assassinated. The years to come witnessed a time of complex and controversial change.
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African-American Religious Leaders

By Jim Haskins and Kathleen Benson

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The 25 leaders are arranged in chronological sections from the revolutionary era to the present.

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If You Lived When Women Won Their Rights

By Anne Kamma

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In the familiar question-and-answer format, this installment in the acclaimed If You Lived . . . history series tells the exciting story of how women worked to get equal rights with men, culminating in the 19th amendment to the Constitution.
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Traveling the Freedom Road: From Slavery and the Civil War Through Reconstruction

By Linda Barrett Osborne

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This book features illustrations, original documents, photographs and first-person narratives to give an account of slavery, the Civil War, and Reconstruction. Includes a time line.

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James Monroe: Fifth President of the United States

By Christine Maloney Fitz-Gerald

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The life and long political career of the fifth president of the United States whose Monroe Doctrine proclaimed opposition to further European control in the western hemisphere.

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James Monroe: Fifth President of the United States

By Christine Maloney Fitz-Gerald

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The life and long political career of the fifth president of the United States whose Monroe Doctrine proclaimed opposition to further European control in the western hemisphere.

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James Monroe

By Debbie Levy

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Contents: Revolutionary roots -- Soldier to politician -- A thankless mission -- Governor Monroe -- Jefferson's man in Europe -- Seasoned leader -- The fifth president -- Times of change -- Winding down.

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Maggie L. Walker: Pioneering Banker and Community Leader

By Candice F. Ransom

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"Let us be strong and make big plans." These famous words from Maggie L. Walker - best known as the first female bank president in the United States - effectively sum up her story. All her life, Maggie set about making and achieving big plans. She participated in the first black student strike in 1883, led an organization that helped poor African Americans, established a savings bank for them, and helped black people start their own businesses.

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The U.S. History Cookbook: Delicious Recipes and Exciting Events from the Past

By Joan D'Amico, Karen Eich Drummond

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Chapters discuss different time periods in American history, focusing on typical foods and cooking styles. Includes recipes for such dishes as pumpkin bread, Virginia ham with cherry sauce, and buckwheat griddle cakes.

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Projects about Plantation Life

By Marian Broida

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Presents information about life in Virginia, South Carolina, and Mississippi between 1770 and 1860 and provides instructions for making such related projects as a Commonplace book, a folk remedy for colds, a recipe for Hoppin' John, and a girls' game called Graces.
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