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The Paradox of Jamestown: 1585-1700 (Drama of American History)
History is dramatic -- and the renowned, award-winning authors Christopher Collier and James Lincoln Collier demonstrate this in this compelling series aimed at young readers.Covering American history from the founding of Jamestown through present day, these volumes explore far beyond the dates and events of a historical chronicle to present a moving illumination of the ...more
Published September 1st 1997 by Cavendish Square Publishing
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The Paradox of Jamestown is about the early English colonies in America. It is second in a series after clash of cultures. It is completely nonfiction and very informative. It is a short book, however it has a lot of important facts. It goes into more detail than my history textbook and is worth reading. I recommend it to sixth and seventh graders because a lot of it was in my seventh grade textbook.
What I really liked about this one is that it focused on the whys of what happened more than most kids' history books I've read. Several of the other children's books I've read on this topic either focus on the narrative story or just the facts. This one strings the causes and effects together in an understandable way without oversimplification (some simplification is necessary; it is, after all, a children's book). Some fairly complex topics were addressed (forms of representative government ...more
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