This book is an easy-to-read comprehensive look at history-making events and people from 1608 to 2007. It has over 1,000 concise facts about Delaware s history that gives a chronological picture, both figuratively and literally, as well as a daily look at how those events molded and shaped the physical, political, religious, and socio-economic landscapes of this state. There are over 130 beautifully-detailed photos and illustrations of people, places, and events; over 480 helpful reference notes, and over 100 reference books, periodicals, newspaper articles, internet sites, journals, diaries, and meeting notes for further study and research. This book gives brief, yet concise facts about the most important events and people that shaped this state. Not only does it give a daily look at Delaware's history for each day of the year, but also it gives a time- line look at the history as it unfolds from year to year, starting in 1608.This is an effort to make students, life-long residents, new residents, as well as visitors more aware of Delaware's glorious history that has earned it such notable nick-names as 'The Diamond State', 'Small Wonder', 'Corporate Capital', 'Uncle Sam's Pocket Handkerchief', 'The Peach State', 'The Chemical Capital', and 'The First State' just to name a few.This history is written in the narrative form of a diary to engage the reader's interest. The goal is to relate the history in a way that would be easy for the most novice of readers and, at the same time, engaging and challenging for more advanced readers and researchers. This is the history book every Delawarean and would-be Delawarean should have in their collection.
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Abdullah Rashid Muhammad, who was born in Georgetown, South Carolina, spent his formative years in Baltimore, Maryland, where he lived for 38 years. From childhood, he had an inquisitive mind and a determination to find out how different things originated and worked. One may say that he was a born researcher. With this seemingly innate ability, Mr. Muhammad was immediately attracted to history and science. Two of his early passions in life were historical events and politics, both of which continue to be central in his life. In June 1969, he graduated from Baltimore City College High School, as a merit scholar, and then, completing credits early, graduated cum laude from Bowdoin College in Brunswick, Maine, where he majored in Government and English. At Bowdoin, Mr. Muhammad became the curator for the college s first Black history library, as well as an outstanding athlete and college leader. Over the years, Mr. Muhammad continued his education, adding professional development and other credits before receiving in 1996 a M. A. degree, with a concentration in teaching the deaf, from Teachers College, Columbia University, New York, New York. Then, in 2001, he obtained a M. Ed. degree in Supervision and Administration from Bank Street College of Education, New York, New York. Mr. Muhammad began his teaching career in January, 1973 at his high school alma mater, and continued that career into three different states Maryland, New York and Delaware with concentration in Social Studies. As the owner of his own company, Cards By Abdullah, he continues to teach Social Studies, lecture on several historical topics, and live history as a re-enactor to many groups throughout the state of Delaware. Abdullah portrays the role of the first African to live in the Delaware Colony of New Sweden, during the 17th century. He has self-published, thus far, two unique references on history for the state of Delaware Delaware History Calendar 2007-2012 and The Making of Delaware One Day at a Time, both of which became top sellers in the state. Currently, he is working on a new book of a very over-looked topic in American colonial history dealing with free Africans in the 17th century.Review:
Introduced by: Councilmen John J. Cartier and Penrose Hollins Date: July 22, 2008 RESOLUTION 08-134 HONORING MR. ABDULLAH R. MUHAMMAD ON THE PUBLICATION OF HIS BOOK THE MAKING OF DELAWARE ONE DAY AT A TIME WHEREAS, The Making of Delaware One Day At A Time was authored and published by a Delaware resident, educator, and historian, Abdullah R. Muhammad, who has captured the essence of Delaware s recorded history from 1608 to 2007; and WHEREAS, The Making of Delaware One Day At A Time is the first history book of Delaware to give a daily log of historical events for each day of the calendar year, as well as four centuries of recorded chronological history; and WHEREAS, The Making of Delaware One Day At A Time provides vivid color photographs, maps, and illustrations, which allows this Delaware history to come alive; and WHEREAS, The Making of Delaware One Day At A Time, which contains over 1,000 concise facts about the noteworthy, infamous, and little-known facts of the people, places, and events of Delaware's glorious past, that can be read as a leisurely read, a quick topic search, or as a reputable reference source, that is a compendium of Delaware s major historical writings; and WHEREAS, The Making of Delaware One Day At A Time has become a user-friendly quick reference, cross-reference, and resource at nearly all of the state s major research centers, libraries, schools, as well as the ordinary family book collection that can be read and understood by students as young as 9 years old and all those that aspire to learn of Delaware s historic beginnings and its contribution to building our nation; and WHEREAS, The Making of Delaware One Day At A Time s goal is to enlighten native Delawareans, newcomers, visitors, teachers, researchers, history buffs, collectors of Delawareana, and docents to expose and expand their appreciation of Delaware s recorded history and its rich, varied, and well-maintained historical sites, museums, and other places of interest. Adopted by County Council of New Castle County on July 22, 2008 Paul G. Clark President of Council New Castle County --New Castle County Council of Delaware
Wilmington City Council RESOLUTION Introduced by Councilman Charles Potter, Jr., 1st District August 21, 2008 Whereas, Wilmington City Council wishes to recognize ABDULLAH R. MUHAMMAD for his outstanding work on his publication, The Making of Delaware One Day At A Time and Whereas, Mr. Muhammad, a resident of Wilmington, is also an educator and historian. His book covers Delaware's recorded history from 1608 to 2007. The book gives a daily log of historical events and chronological history and includes photographs, maps, and illustrations; and Whereas, The Making of Delaware One Day At A Time captures facts of the people, places, and events and the famous and not so famous. The book serves a wide range of age groups and reading levels for one as young as nine years old through adulthood; and Whereas, The purpose of the book is to enlighten native Delawareans, Delaware residents and those interested in Delaware's rich history. Now, Therefore, Be It Resolved By The Council of The City of Wilmington, That Wilmington City Council further commends Mr. Muhammad for his tireless work and helping to keep Delaware's rich history alive. Maribel Ruiz, City Clerk Andrea J. O. Rles Assistant City Solicitor --Wilmington City Council, Wilmington, DE
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Book Description Abdullah R. Muhammad, 2007. Paperback. Book Condition: New. Never used!. Bookseller Inventory # P111587660911