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This is American history at its most basic. Believing that students get "lost in a swamp of factual information", the Colliers survey the essential concepts of settling the Great Plains, without a great deal of detail. For example, in describing the sequence of events that led to the Grattan Massacre, there is no mention of date, location, or names of the people involved. Without prior knowledge, listeners would not know it was the Grattan Massacre. Topics addressed include Native American history prior to contact with whites and conflicts with settlers and the military, ranching and cowboys, railroads, and reform movements that sought to help farmers and regulate big business. While the focus of this book is on political and institutional history, it does mention the contributions of women and minorities. References to other books in the series that further explain a topic are scattered throughout the text.

©1997 Christopher Collier and James Lincoln Collier (P)2013 AudioGO

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GREAT 📖 BOOK

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Exceptional Short Lesson on American Great Plains

This is one of the best series on American History that I've come across and its suitable for more than children. The comprehensive way in which Indians, Cowboys, Farmers and the settlement of the Great Plains of America came about is described in an honest and appropriate way that anyone can understand. It ties in the relevance of the history of this time frame in American history to what happened afterward. This would be an excellent resource for homeschooling parents. I can't wait to explore more in this amazing series.

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just the right size

size matters in the digital age and my age. just as the author envisioned this series serves the listener s well with its selective focus and brevity, meanwhile keep the contour and connectivity. well done on my way to next book of the series