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Pennsylvania
  • 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: 0816054134
  • ISBN-13: 978-0-8160-5413-8
  • Status: In Stock
  • List Price: $35.00
  • Imprint: Facts On File
  • Published: 03/01/2005
  • Dewey Number: 974.8
  • Reading Level: Grades 5-8
  • Pages: 160

Summary

Pennsylvania examines life in the early colony, including the growth of the colony under William Penn and the Quakers, the relationship with Native Americans, farming, printing presses, and the history of slavery in the colony. In engaging language, it discusses early explorers, the growth of European nation-states, and the American Indian civilizations that existed before the Europeans arrived, as well as exploration in Pennsylvania, the settlements of the Dutch, Swedish, and Germans, and the French and Indian War. The book closes with coverage of the battles and events of the Revolutionary War, such as the Battle of the Brandywine and the Battle of Germantown, and Pennsylvania's place as the second state to ratify the Constitution.

Sidebars include:

  • The abolition of slavery
  • The Albany Congress
  • Benjamin Franklin
  • Minutemen
  • Paper and printing presses
  • Pennsylvania "Dutch"
  • The Pennsylvania rifle
  • The Quakers
  • The slave trade
  • The Walking Purchase.

Specifications

81 black-and-white photographs. 9 maps and graphs. Index. Appendix of historical sites in the state. Sidebars. Timeline. Further reading list.

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.

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