Smithsonian - American History

by DK Publishing Author

Uncover the key moments that shaped American history in this extensive history encyclopedia for children. This complete encyclopedia of American history showcases the incredible journey the United States of America has made to become the major 21st-century power it is today. American History: A Visual Encyclopedia is the ultimate reference tool for children aged 9+ to explore the history of one of the most remarkable nations in the world. Get the background on the Battle of Yorktown and discover what started the American Revolution. Learn the legends of the Wild West, and relive the atmosphere of the "Roaring Twenties"! This history encyclopedia covers everything from the cultures of the indigenous peoples of North America right up to the events of the present day. This ultimate US history encyclopedia for kids offers: A comprehensive reference guide that covers US history from the first peoples to the present day. Fully updated information and a fresh design in this new edition, featuring the Biden presidency, the coronavirus pandemic, climate change and environmental issues, and other recent historical events. More than 750 images providing a visual account of American History. Created in collaboration with the Smithsonian Institution, American History: A Visual Encyclopedia gives detailed historical information and brings it to life with more than 750 photographs and paintings, plus extensive maps, charts, and state-specific information. Each double-page feature focuses on one aspect of the Union’s history, be it the Civil War or civil rights, the Great Depression or the Moon landing. Complete texts of the Declaration of Independence and the U.S. Constitution are included in this visual encyclopedia for easy reference classroom work or reports.

Additional Details

Resource Type
Print Status
In Print
Suggested Grades
4th - 12th
Dorling Kindersley Publishing, Incorporated


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