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Connecticut
  • Trim Size: 7-3/8 x 9-1/4
  • ISBN-10: 0816054177
  • ISBN-13: 978-0-8160-5417-6
  • Status: In Stock
  • List Price: $35.00
  • Imprint: Facts On File
  • Published: 08/01/2005
  • Dewey Number: 974.6
  • Reading Level: Grades 5-8
  • Pages: 144

Summary

Connecticut traces the history of life in the early colony. It covers early exploration and the establishment of a Dutch trading post along the Connecticut River, the success of Connecticut merchants at trading goods, and the colony's 1650 law requiring that every town with more than 50 people have a school. Later chapters discuss the battles and events of the Revolutionary War, such as a failed British raid on Greenwich in 1779, and they also discuss Connecticut's important role in forming and ratifying the Constitution.

Sidebars include:

  • Life on the frontier
  • Pilgrims and Puritans
  • The charter oak
  • The New England Primer, 1690
  • Israel Putnam
  • Nathan Hale
  • Jonathan Trumbull.

Specifications

58 black-and-white photographs. 7 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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