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U.S. Revolution

U.S. Revolution

Eyewitness Civil War The U.S. Revolution lasted from 1775-1783. It is also called The Revolutionary War or The War for Independence. It was fought between Great Britain and the 13 Colonies. By its end, America was recognized as an independent nation. Famous events of the U.S. Revolution include: The Boston Masacre, The Boston Tea Party, The Battles of Lexington & Concord, The Battle of Bunker Hill, The Battle of Trenton & The Battle of Gettysburg.

Famous people of The Revolution include: John Adams, Samuel Adams, John Quincy Adams, Abigail Adams, Ethan Allen, Benedict Arnold, Crispus Attucks, George Rogers Clark, Benjamin Franklin, John Hancock, Dolly Madison, Thomas Jefferson, Dolly Madison, Thomas Paine, Paul Revere & George Washington.

The following websites and books will help you learn more about the people and events of The U.S. Revolution.

Websites:


FunkWagnalls2 Funk & Wagnalls Encyclopedia: U.S. Revolution an Encyclopedia article you can read online at any IndyPL Library Branch or at home with your IndyPL Library Card.

KidsSearch2 Kids Search: U.S. Revolution 1775-1783 is a database you can use in any IndyPL Library Branch or at home with your IndyPL Library Card. This U.S. Revolution Page will take you to information about the U.S. Revolution. Choose any of the following: Magazines, Newspapers, Books & Encyclopedias, Biographies & Primary Sources

USHistoryContext2 U.S. History in Context is a database you can use in any IndyPL Library Branch or at home with your IndyPL Library Card. Each of these links will take you to information about the U.S. Revolution: Encyclopedias & DictionariesImagesPrimary SourcesMagazine Articles & Videos

Focus on Indiana

Indiana & the U.S. Revolution:

IndianaHistoryOnline Indiana History Online: U.S. Revolution Information about Indiana and the U.S. Revolution you can read online at any IndyPL Library Branch or at home with your IndyPL Library Card.

Books:

The U.S. Revolution Voices of the American Revolution The Signers George Vs/ George
Black Regiments Friends Give Me Liberty or Give Me Death Benedict Arnold
Betsy Ross Weapons & Gear of the U.S. Revolution Revolution & Dress Independent Dames
Cannons

Stories:

Jump Ship to Freedom Mr. Revere and I My Brother Sam is Dead Johnny Tremain
Chains Forge Revolution Hanukkah
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U.S. Civil War

U.S. Civil War

Eyewitness Civil War The U.S. Civil War lasted from 1861-1865. It was between the Northern States (the Union) and the Southern States (the Confederacy). Famous events of The Civil War include The Battle of Bull Run, The Battle of Vicksburg, Antietam, Appomattox and The Battle of Gettysburg.

Famous people of The Civil War include Abraham Lincoln, Ulysses S. Grant, William ShermanBenjamin Harrison, Jefferson Davis, Robert E. Lee and Stonewall Jackson. The following websites and books will help you learn more about the people and events of The U.S. Civil War.

Websites:

Focus on Indiana

Indiana & the U.S. Civil War:


Databases:

Encyclopedia, magazine & newspaper articles about the U.S. Civil War.

  • Funk & Wagnalls Encyclopedia: U.S. Civil War an Encyclopedia article you can read online at any IndyPL Library Branch or at home with your IndyPL Library CardKids Search: U.S. Civil War 1861-1965 is a database you can use in any IndyPL Library Branch or at home with your IndyPL Library Card. This page will take you to information about the U.S. Civil War. Choose any of the following: Magazines, Newspapers, Books & Encyclopedias, Biographies & Primary Sources & Photos.
  • U.S. History in Context is a database you can use in any IndyPL Library Branch or at home with your IndyPL Library Card. Each of these links will take you to information about the U.S. Revolution: Encyclopedias & DictionariesImagesPrimary SourcesMagazines & Videos
  • Indiana History OnlineU.S. Civil War Information about Indiana and the U.S. Revolution you can read online at any IndyPL Library Branch or at home with your IndyPL Library Card.

Non-Fiction Books:

CivilSecretHarriet CivilAZ CivilBrady CivilOutrageous
CivilDressing CivilEyewitness CivilScholastic CivilSpy
CivilSpying CivilJoke CivilSiege CivilAppomattax
CivilVoices CivilGettysberg CivilWouldnt LincolnFreedman

Stories:

CivilRedMoon CivilHomer CivilRedBadge
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Middle Ages

Middle Ages

The Middle Ages, or Medieval period, lasted from the 5th to the 15th century. This period is known for barbarian invasions, the Plague, Feudalism (a social structure of knights, nobles & peasants), Castles & the Crusades.

Websites

Non-Fiction Books:

You Wouldn't Want to be in a Medieval Dungeon There's a Rat in My Soup Could You Survive Medieval Food? The Miserable Life of Medieval Peasants Stonemason
Lady of the Manor Don't let the barber pull your teeth : could you survive medieval medicine? 2012 Medieval Life (Eyewitness) 2011 Medieval Castle Adventure Crafts 2011
Medieval science (500-1500) 2011 Did castles have bathrooms? : and other questions about the Middle Ages 2011 Weapons of war : tales of ancient & Medieval warfare : from axes to war hammers, weapons from the age of hand-to-hand fighting 2010 Good masters! Sweet Ladies! : voices from a medieval village 2007
Archers, alchemists, and ninety-eight other medieval jobs you might have loved or loathed 2003 Crafts and Culture of a Medieval Town 2007 Outrageous Women of the Middle Ages 1998

Fiction Books:

Run Far Run Fast Beowulf Chaucer's Canterbury Tales Whittington
Crispin at the Edge of the World The Door in the Wall Newbery29 The Executioner's Daughter 2000 The Midwife's Apprentice 1995 Newbery96
Ramsay Scallop 1994
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The Great Depression

The Great Depression

The Great Depression is a time in history during which there was a large number of people unemployed, a lot of banks failed as well as businesses because people did not have money to buy anything. The Great Depression began in the United States when stock market prices began to fall on September 4, 1929 and crashed on October 29, 1929, also known as Black Tuesday. The Great Depression lasted through the middle of the 1930s.

The websites and books on this page will help you learn about what life was like during The Great Depression. It was a very hard time but many, many people who lived through it remember it as a time when families and friends helped each other and relied on each other for even basic needs look food and shelter.

Websites:

Non-Fiction Books:

Migrant mother : how a photograph defined the Great Depression 2011 The 1930s : from the Great Depression to The wizard of Oz 2006 Black Tuesday : the stock market crash of 1929 1995 Children of the Great Depression 2005
Welcome to Kit's world, 1934 : growing up during America's Great Depression 2002 Children of the Dust Bowl : the true story of the school at Weedpatch Camp 1992 Going to School During the Great Depression 2002 The Great Depression
The Great Depressions and World War II Why Did the Great Depression Happen? Children of the Great Depression

Fiction Books:

Migrant mother : how a photograph defined the Great Depression 2011 The 1930s : from the Great Depression to The wizard of Oz 2006 Black Tuesday : the stock market crash of 1929 1995 Children of the Great Depression 2005
Welcome to Kit's world, 1934 : growing up during America's Great Depression 2002 Children of the Dust Bowl : the true story of the school at Weedpatch Camp 1992 Going to School During the Great Depression 2002 The Carpenter's Gift
Moon Over Manifest On the Blue Comet Better to Wish R My Name is Rachel
The Miner's Daughter The Luck of the Buttons Wingwalker

 

Here are some stories about the Great Depression – the characters all live Indiana:
Chig and the Second Spread Indiana 2003 Christmas after all : the Great Depression diary of Minnie Swift 2001 Indiana The Dark Didn't Catch Me Indiana The Mighty Miss Malone Indiana 2012

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Ancient Cultures

Ancient Cultures

Websites

Ancient Egypt:

Ancient Greece:

Ancient Rome:

Outrageous Women of Ancient Times 1998 Eyewitness Mesopotamia 2007 Seven Wonders of Ancient Africa 2009 National Geographic Investigates Ancient India 2007
The Incan Empire 2011 Ancient America 2012 Ancient China Beyond the Great Wall 2012 Ancient Egypt Beyond the Pyramids 2012
Through Time Pompeii 2007 Machu Picchu 2009 Ancient communication technology : from hieroglyphics to scrolls 2011
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