A History of US volume 8 covers "An Age of Extremes," 1880-1917. A fascinating age, Hakim masterfully covers the wide disparity between the rich and the poor, the native-born and the immigrant; children will learn about monopolies, labor (Haymarket & the Bread and Roses March), Unions, Muckrakers, John Muir, Conservation, Teddy Roosevelt, Taft, and other elements of life at the turn of the 19th century.
Joy Hakim has excited millions of young minds with the great drama of American history in her award-winning series A History of US. An exciting, thought-provoking narrative, Hakim's series brings American history to life through occasional first-person comments, riveting biographical information, and a focused coverage that will keep kids reading.
215 pages, softcover. Grades 5 & up; after grades 7 or 8 could be used independently.