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Other Books in Series
This is book number 10 in the History of Us series.
- #1: A History of Us: The First Americans: Prehistory-1600 a History of Us Book One (Paperback): $15.95
- #2: A History of Us: Making Thirteen Colonies: 1600-1740 a History of Us Book Two (Paperback): $15.95
- #3: A History of Us: From Colonies to Country: 1735-1791 a History of Us Book Three (Paperback): $15.95
- #4: A History of Us: The New Nation: 1789-1850 a History of Us Book Four (Paperback): $15.95
- #5: A History of Us: Liberty for All?: 1820-1860 a History of Us Book Five (Paperback): $15.95
- #6: A History of Us: War, Terrible War: 1855-1865 a History of Us Book Six (Paperback): $15.95
- #7: Reconstructing America Middle/High School Student Study Guide, a History of Us: Student Study Guide Pairs with a History of Us: Book Seven (Paperback): $12.94
- #8: An Age of Extremes Middle/High School Teaching Guide, a History of Us: Teaching Guide Pairs with a History of Us Book 8 (Paperback): $25.94
- #9: A History of Us: War, Peace, and All That Jazz: 1918-1945 a History of Us Book Nine (Hardcover): $32.44
- #11: A History of Us: Sourcebook and Index: A History of Us Book Eleven (Paperback): $15.95
Recommended by the Common Core State Standards for English Language Arts and Literacy as an exemplary informational text. A History of US is a 10-volume, award-winning series about the birth and development of the United States as related by master storyteller Joy Hakim. All the People, the last volume in the series, covers US History from the end of World War II to the present. This updated fourth edition covers, for
the first time, events that have taken place in the past 6 years, including the 2008 election of Barack Obama and the signficance of this election. All the People focuses on Civil Rights in the last half of the 20th Century and the beginning of the 21st, ensuring that readers will have a firm grasp
of the groundbreaking nature and lasting importance of this movement. Throughout the book, which has been completely redesigned with a bold new look, Hakim portrays contemporary American life in a lively, engaging way. Readers will encounter fascinating stories about famous Americans (Joe McCarthy, Martin Luther King, Jr., Richard Nixon), historical events (the
Vietnam War, the first man on the moon), and major cultural movements (1960s counterculture, feminism). Interspersed features provide further anecdotes about the characters that have shaped the last 65 years--for instance, one conjectures about what Alan Greenspan might hide in his briefcase;
another discusses the life and times of Mark I, the world's first automatic computer. Sidebars, illustrations, definitions and quotes line the margins, providing illimitable sources of information and entertainment. About the Series:
Master storyteller Joy Hakim has excited millions of young minds with the great drama of American history in her award-winning series A History of US. Recommended by the Common Core State Standards for English Language Arts and Literacy as an exemplary informational text, A History of US weaves
together exciting stories that bring American history to life. Hailed by reviewers, historians, educators, and parents for its exciting, thought-provoking narrative, the books have been recognized as a break-through tool in teaching history and critical reading skills to young people. In ten books
that span from Prehistory to the 21st century, young people will never think of American history as boring again.
About the Author
Joy Hakim, a former teacher, editor, and writer won the prestigious James Michener Prize for her series, A History of US, which has sold over 4 million copies nationwide. A graduate of Smith College and Goucher College she spent years teaching students from elementary school up to the college level.She also served as an Associate Editor at Norfolk's Virginian-Pilot, and was an Assistant Editor at McGraw-Hill's World News.