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1919

1919

The Year That Changed America

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"Some of the most important issues of our time were no less important 100 years ago. America in 1919, at the close of World War I, was shaken from the events of large-scale warfare, fearing a Communist takeover, and facing an incredible amount of social and political change. From Prohibition to women's suffrage, the labor strikes to the violence of the Red Summer and the Red Scare, this book explores each major movement of 1919. Showing how these events were interrelated and examining their continued relevance to our country a century later, Martin Sandler offers a unique historical perspective on the trajectory of the major movements of the 20th century. Showing readers how every current event has unique and fascinating history preceding it, this book will help them better understand the world they live in and the change many still seek today, offering educators a framework for discussing historical perspective and progress"-- Provided by publisher.
Publisher: New York : Bloomsbury Children's Books, 2019.
ISBN: 9781681198019
1681198010
Call Number: J 973.913 SAN
Characteristics: 192 pages : illustrations (some color) ; 28 cm
Bib Control Number: 1012550

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IndyPL_ShellieR Mar 23, 2020

Sometimes it is difficult for students to get a sense, through textbooks, of how interrelated historical events really are. This book provides older elementary, middle or senior high students with an excellent illustration of not just how much one year changed our nation but also how much movemen... Read More »

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IndyPL_SteveB Feb 28, 2020

An upper-level children’s non-fiction book that has a lot of adult interest. 1919 really was a pivotal year.
1. The 19th Amendment to the US Constitution was passed by Congress and sent to the states for ratification, giving women the right to vote.
2. The 18th Amendment was ratified, beginning... Read More »


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IndyPL_ShellieR Mar 23, 2020

Sometimes it is difficult for students to get a sense, through textbooks, of how interrelated historical events really are. This book provides older elementary, middle or senior high students with an excellent illustration of not just how much one year changed our nation but also how much movements such as prohibition and women's sufferage are connected. Interesting photos and readable text in digestible chapters make it a pleasure instead of a chore for history buffs, as well as young people with with an interest in contemporary social justice movements and politics.

IndyPL_SteveB Feb 28, 2020

An upper-level children’s non-fiction book that has a lot of adult interest. 1919 really was a pivotal year.
1. The 19th Amendment to the US Constitution was passed by Congress and sent to the states for ratification, giving women the right to vote.
2. The 18th Amendment was ratified, beginning the massive failure of Prohibition.
3. The Russian Revolution created a “Red Scare” in the United States.
4. African American soldiers returning from being soldiers in World War One find out their sacrifices are unrewarded and they are treated as badly as before. Race riots take place all over the United States, the Ku Klux Klan is revived, and the modern civil rights movement begins.
5. A shoddily built, massive tank of molasses in Boston exploded, sending a 30-foot high wave of molasses (2.3 million gallons) down a North End industrial area, destroying homes, businesses, and fire stations, and killing 21 people. This led to a major change in building codes and code enforcement in Boston, which spread to the rest of the country.

*1919* is quite readable and well-illustrated with photographs. It won the National Book Award for Children’s Literature.

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