Find yourself transported to Williamsburg in the days of the Revolution See the city at war through the eyes of everyday citizens for an exciting new perspective on the historic year of 1776 The latest in the popular New Look line of history titles, K.M Kostyals 1776 A New Look at Revolutionary Williamsburg combines new scholarship with rare, powerful photographs to take readers behind the scenes at Colonial Williamsburg.Stunning re enactment photographs of Americas Revolutionary City brings history vividly to life The narrative goes beyond the story of the founding fathers to give a close up look at how the war for independence played out for ordinary citizens such as women, blacksmiths, and enslaved people.Colonial Williamsburg scholars shed fresh light on this vital era in our history with the most recent research and analysis The books lively design combines with the compelling photography of modern day Williamsburgs street theater and historic interpretation to transport readers back to the heyday of colonial times Scenes from around the city include a milliner forced to pack up shop, children at a play in a courtyard next to soldiers on patrol, and slaves wrenched from family and friends as they leave town with their Loyalist masters This exciting, innovative book takes a new look at a familiar topic through the lives of the men and women who would claim America for their own and declare themselves its first citizens.National Geographic supports K 12 educators with ELA Common Core Resources.Visitwww.natgeoed.org commoncorefor information....
|Title||:||1776: A New Look at Revolutionary Williamsburg|
|Publisher||:||National Geographic Children s Books October 13, 2009|
|Number of Pages||:||48 pages|
|File Size||:||863 KB|
|Status||:||Available For Download|
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1776: A New Look at Revolutionary Williamsburg Reviews
Great introduction to Williamsburg. Interesting read about one of America's treasures!
The cover of this book features an African American reenactor dressed in the uniform of a Continental solider. This image beautifully encapsulates the author's "New Look" at the American Revolution. By following the history of Williamsburg Virginia through the Revolution, the reader is able to follow the big themes of the struggle as they are played out in a particular place. There are not a lot of children's history books that do this.
Good. Fast delivery.
Not much good to say about this "book." It's more of a feel good booklet for whose who lean to the left politically. I expected a bit better from Colonial Williamsburg. Don't waste your money.
Thanks to stunning photography of life in 1776 Williamsburg reenacted we get a clearer look at history including farmers, blacksmiths, women and children, Native Americans and enslaved people. I was swept away by the writing and got caught up in the excitement of the day. This is a great read and one I hope kids will enjoy outside of a school setting.
I wish I would have realized that this book is revisionish history. I don't want to read rewritten history. I should have known by the title..."A New Look...", or by the society who created it.