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The Thirteen Colonies Set, 13-Volumes
  • Format
  • Authored by: Craig A. Doherty and Katherine M. Doherty
  • From the Series: Thirteen Colonies
  • Trim Size: 7-3/8 x 9-1/4
  • ISBN-10: 0816054061
  • ISBN-13: 978-0-8160-5406-0
  • Status: In Stock
  • List Price: $455.00
    Discount Price: $409.50
  • Imprint: Facts On File
  • Published: 08/01/2005
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  • Reading Level: Grades 5-8
  • Pages: 128-160


For more than 200 years, since the ratification of the U.S. Constitution in 1788, the government, courts, and people of the United States have been shaped by the words in that document. To understand how the United States came together as a nation, students must first acquaint themselves with the original 13 colonies, and how each of the original colonies followed its own path to the ratification of the Constitution. The Thirteen Colonies set conveys the excitement of these stories to young people. Beginning with a brief introduction that discusses some of the broad reasons why Europeans came to the New World, both as explorers and settlers, each book's compelling narrative highlights the people, places, and events that were important to the development of each colony. Each volume also includes photographs, maps, sidebars, a timeline, an appendix of sites in the state, a further reading list, and an index.

Each volume in the set covers the following:

  • A description of the American Indian peoples who lived in the area that would become each colony
  • Early explorers of eastern North America
  • The first European colonial settlements and life in the early colonies
  • Conflicts between the colonists and American Indians
  • Increasing tensions between the colonies and England as England attempted to assert control over the colonies
  • The battles and events of the Revolutionary War
  • Each colony’s role in the creation and ratification of the U.S. Constitution.


Black-and-white photographs. Maps and graphs. Appendix of historical sites in the state. Sidebars. Timeline. Further reading. Index.

About the Author(s)

Craig A. Doherty has a B.A. in English and history from the University of Massachusetts and studied education at the graduate level at the University of New Mexico. Editor and co-owner of Field Trial Magazine, he has 11 years' experience teaching English at the high school level and six years' experience teaching social studies at both the middle and high school levels.

Katherine M. Doherty has a B.A. in anthropology from the University of New Mexico and an M.S. in library science from Simmons College. Director of learning resources for New Hampshire Community College, she has worked as a librarian at elementary, middle, and high schools, as well as entire school districts. A member of the American Library Association, the New Hampshire Library Association, and the New Hampshire State Library Advisory Council, Doherty serves as a trustee of the Dummer Public Library.

Together Craig A. Doherty and Katherine M. Doherty are coauthors of more than 25 nonfiction books for children and young adults.

Reviews and Awards

"...recommended for public and school libraries."
American Reference Books Annual

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