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Our State, Colorado: a History of Progress
From the vast storehouse of information about Colorado, only a limited number of events can be presented in this brief history. We have chosen to picture the social and economic life of the people, to show how they lived in successive generations, rather than to emphasize the transitory political activities.
Paperback, 372 pages
Published 1977 by Old West Textbooks
(first published 1975)
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This was the Colorado history book from my junior high school days. It is well written and easily accessible for early teens as both an introduction to Colorado as well as beginning to awaken an awareness of socio-economic concerns at that age. The information presented is historically accurate though the perspective is somewhat dated and a variety of issues common in today's political, social and economic understanding are not presented as such in this nearly 40 year old book. Even so, it ...more