In its first edition, Joy Hakim's groundbreaking narrative A History of US sold more than 1 million books and was adopted by hundreds of schools from Maine to California. Oxford University Press is delighted to announce a revised second edition, in full color, incorporating the most recent discoveries in history and archaeology. And we've added a brand new eleventh volume featuring an index to the entire series, historical maps, the essential documents, commentary, and much more.
Each book in this award-winning series is accurate and reliable history written in the tradition of great storytelling. The narrative and informal text includes off-beat, little-known events and singular personalities that make the traditional meat-and-potatoes of American history anything but boring. Read any selection aloud to your students and you will soon understand why kids and teachers across the country are raving about these books.
Joy Hakim quotes extensively from primary documents, explaining who wrote them, when, and under what circumstances, so that the reader is implicitly encouraged to assess their accuracy or probable bias. She describes the historical context of each piece of evidence, so that students can build an accurate (and carefully guided) picture of that world for themselves.
Ms. Hakim writes like an historian, and she offers her readers the chance to begin to do history and understand the process for themselves. Although her language is carefully chosen to be accessible even to fairly inexperienced readers, her respect for their intelligence and their ability to feel and think deeply about complicated and sometimes painful problems is evident.
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Joy Hakim has done the impossible. She has students all over the country reading American history... for fun! When she writes about our country's past, she makes it an exciting and suspenseful adventure because she tells stories--great stories--from factual history. The dates and events, characters and complexities, heroes, heroines, and villains are woven into the great drama of American history, and students are reading and responding with enthusiasm.About the Author:
Joy Hakim is a former newspaper writer and editor and elementary school teacher who holds a bachelor's degree in government from Smith College and a master's degree in education from Goucher College. Ms. Hakim has worked continuously with teachers and students in test classrooms all over the country to make each book in the History of US series the best it can be.
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Book Description Oxford University Press, 1995. Paperback. Book Condition: New. book. Bookseller Inventory # M0195077660