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Words West: Voices of Young Pioneers
by Ginger Wadsworth (Goodreads Author)
Among the tens of thousands of pioneers who left home in covered wagons in the 1800s, headed for the West in hopes of fertile land, gold, or escape from religious or racial persecution, some forty thousand were children. Though the hardships and dangers of the trail were many, these children also witnessed the great and wild beauty of the untouched West and became an integ ...more
Hardcover, 208 pages
Published November 17th 2003 by Clarion Books
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Apr 28, 2011 Lana Clifton rated it it was amazing
This book offers the child's perspective to westward expansion. Although this book is written from the European experience, the author does a fine job of objectifying information and exposing injustices on both sides of the cultural spectrum. The text includes personal stories of slavery, abduction, and crimes committed on children caught between conflicting cultures. Young readers should be made aware of some emotionally sensitive material before reading this text.