Early Modern History 1800-1865

World and Early US History literature and books are always discounted at Schoolhouse Publishing!

Early Modern History is, to me, absolutely fascinating and exciting (probably my favorite historical time period). The story of western movement, covered wagons and the Oregon Trail, the Civil War, and emancipation!  History should be like a good movie - full of suspense and excitement, wonderful lessons learned, inspiring heroes, and pointing us back to God and His sovereignty.  It is, after all, His story.  Keep your homeschool history alive and exciting with living books, classics and literature from this time period.  Spark your homeschool students' love of history and build your homeschool library while enjoying Schoolhouse Publishing's low, low prices. 

A Lantern in Her Hand
$6.99   $4.19
Softcover, 256 pgs, 9780140384284

A Lantern in Her Hand by Bess Streeter Aldrich Homeschool subjects covered: American History, Oregon Trail, Westward Movement... After...

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Abraham Lincoln's World
$21.95   $13.17
Softcover, 345 pages, 9781893103160

This is a Newbery honor book. If you've never read a Genevieve Foster book, then you're in for a treat.  Foster has this unique approach of teaching history horizontally - not just focusing on one character in one location, but looking at all the events and characters of a particular time period all over the world, and examining how they are all interconnected. So, when studying Abraham Lincoln, Foster weaves a story of the world around her central character; including stories of scientific discovery and invention, music, literature, art, and religion. She has a knack for telling stories that will interest her young audience. 

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Softcover, 9780915134939

Abraham Lincoln endured much suffering in his lifetime, but he was a true sower of faith and freedom. The life of Abraham Lincoln is well recorded for history - through his own journals and the detailed research of countless historians. But sadly, the spiritual side of Abraham Lincoln has seldom been reported, partly because he held no formal church membership. This book explores the spiritual side of Abraham Lincoln, relying on his own words and the observations of his family, his friends, and historians.

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Across Five Aprils
$6.99   $4.19
Softcover, 190 pgs, 9780425102411

Across Five Aprils is the touching story of Jethro Creighton. When the Civil War breaks out, his family is split, with brothers joining both sides of the cause. When cousins also join the war, the two families join forces to keep the farm going. Jethro's father dies unexpectedly, and young Jethro is now the man of the family. 

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Softcover, 368 pgs, 9780142437179

Intended at first as a simple story of a boy's adventures in the Mississippi Valley--a sequel to Tom Sawyer--the book grew and matured under Twain's hand into a work of immeasurable richness and complexity. More than a century after its publication, the critical debate over the symbolic significance of Huck's and Jim's voyage is still fresh, and it remains a major work that can be enjoyed at many levels: as an incomparable adventure story and as a classic of American humor.

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Bound for Oregon
$3.95   $2.50
Softcover, 164, 9780140383195

Bound for Oregon is based on the true story of the Todd family (written by the daughter) as they left Arkansas for the Oregon territory.  Experience the hardships of trail life: raging rivers, sickness, death, trying to beat the first snow, hunger, fear, and even birth.  This exciting story is told through the eyes of a ten year old girl.  Such a great story - and more than that, because it's true.  Your homeschooled child can "experience" the sacrifice of our country's pioneers through the pages of this book.

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Co. Aytch
$15.00   $9.00
Softcover, 256 pgs, 9780743255417

Early in May 1861, twenty-one-year-old Sam R. Watkins of Columbia, Tennessee, joined the First Tennessee Regiment, Company H, to fight for the Confederacy. Of the 120 original recruits in his company, Watkins was one of only seven to survive every one of its battles, from Shiloh to Nashville. Twenty years later, with a "house full of young 'rebels' clustering around my knees and bumping about my elbows," he wrote this remarkable account of "Co. Aytch".

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Follow the Drinking Gourd
$7.99   $4.75
Softcover, 48 pgs, 9780679819974

In this children's Classic, Follow the Drinking Gourd, a sailor named Peg Leg Joe sees a need and bravely makes a musical plan to help runaway slaves get to the safety of the north. An excellent introduction to the Underground Railroad and the Civil War for your homeschooled elementary student. Written in 1988 by Jeanette Winter, this book is used in the Five In A Row 2.

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Softcover, 9780915134915

This courageous Christian penned The Star Spangled Banner.  Francis Scott Key sowed seeds of aith to his family and friends all his life. The beauty of his words and the example of his Chritian life allow us to appreciate him today.

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From Sea To Shining Sea
$19.99   $11.97
Softcover, 475 pgs, 9780800733940

"From Sea to Shining Sea" (grades 6-12) is a recommended spine book for several TQ guides: " "Age of Revolution 1," and "Age of Revolution 2." What is a "spine book"? Remember, in TruthQuest history, no single book is "required," however, there are a number of books that are referred to to create an educational/historical spine in which your student can "hang" all his new-found knowledge. If you are using TQ history, you may find it helpful to include one or two of these in your study.

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Softcover, 56 pgs, 9780876144541

In the winter of 1856, a storm delays the lighthouse keeper's return to an island off the coast of Maine, and his daughter Abbie must keep the lights burning by herself.

 

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Softcover, 224 pgs, 9780689839245

This biography of the author of the popular "Little House" books tells her family's real life on the American frontier, and of the events that surpassed the drama of her stories. 

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An SHP Favorite!, Softcover, 238 pgs, 9780060581800

Little House in the Big Woods is the 1st book in the series by Laura Ingalls Wilder that described life on the frontier in the middle of the 19th century. Laura and her family pack up all of their earthly belongings and travel across several states to settle on the prairie. Their adventures are exciting and even hair-raising. Facing loneliness, danger, deprivation, and loss, the Ingalls family make an incredible journey to build a new life on the frontier. Illustrated. This book makes an excellent addition to any study of US history and frontier life.

 

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Softcover, 339 pgs, 9780060581831

On The Banks of Plum Creek is the 3rd book in the classic "Little House" series by Laura Ingalls Wilder. This is a full-color collector's edition. An award-winning story about little Laura and her family as the live in a little dugout home. My kids loved this story. You'll need this book for the third unit in "Prairie Primer," if you're using that guide. It also goes well with TruthQuest history.

 

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Softcover, 290 pgs, 9780060581848

By The Shores of Silver Lake is the 4th book in Laura Ingalls Wilder's award-winning series about life during the westward movement. Full of wonderful facts and exciting vignettes, my kids love this book! You'll need this book to complete the fourth unit in "Prairie Primer." You can also use it to further your studies in TruthQuest Age of Revolution II.

 

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LH #5 The Long Winter
$8.99   $5.39
An SHP Favorite!, Softcover, 334 pgs, 9780060581855

The Long Winter is the 5th book in the classic series by Laura Ingalls Wilder. This particular volume is my favorite in the series. It never ceases to amaze me how people survived as recently as when my own great grandmother was alive! An amazing story...and an award winner! If you are using "Prairie Primer," you'll need this book to complete the fifth unit. You can also use this in conjunction with TruthQuest Age of Revolution II.

 

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Softcover, 307 pgs, 9780060581862

 Little Town on the Prairie is the 6th book in the classic series by Laura Ingalls Wilder. It continues to follow the Ingalls family as they move into town for a brief time. As usual, the book is exciting, detailed about life in that era, and very entertaining. 

 

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Softcover, 289 pgs, 9780060581879

These Happy Golden Years is the 7th book in the series by Laura Ingalls Wilder. This title takes a new direction as Laura is now an almost-grown-up fifteen-year-old. Imagine your children holding down the responsibilities that young Laura did at this age: she was the town's school teacher! This book also introduces the romance between Laura and her husband-to-be, Almanzo Wilder. Another award-winner, your kids will love this book. 

 

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Softcover, 134 pgs, 9780060581886

The First Four Years is the last book in the series by Laura Ingalls Wilder. It tells the story of the first years of marriage for Laura and Almanzo, and how they establish their own little farm. Another delightful story, full of drama and interesting details. If you are doing "Prairie Primer," you'll need this book in order to complete the ninth unit.

 

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Softcover, 352 pgs, 9780060581817

Little House on the Prairie is the book by Laura Ingalls Wilder that described life on the frontier in the middle of the 19th century. Laura and her family pack up all of their earthly belongings and travel across several states to settle on the prairie. Their adventures are exciting and even hair-raising. Facing loneliness, danger, deprivation, and loss, the Ingalls family make an incredible journey to build a new life on the frontier. Illustrated. This book makes an excellent addition to any study of US history and frontier life.

 

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Little Women
$3.50   $3.00
Softcover, 608 pgs, 9780486410234

Timeless, heartwarming tale of the four young March sisters — Meg, Jo, Beth and Amy — their mother Marmee, and other memorable characters. Generations of readers have enjoyed this story of the joys, heartaches, and triumphs of a warm, close-knit family, poor in material wealth, but rich in love and devotion to one another.  The March women must fend for themselves while their father/husband is off fighting in the Civil War. 

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Softcover, 80 pgs, 9780486292793

Mark Twain's inimitable blend of humor, satire and masterly storytelling earned him a secure place in the front rank of American writers. This collection of eight stories and sketches, among them the celebrated classic "The Notorious Jumping Frog of Calaveras County," shows the great humorist at the top of his form

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Softcover, 176 pgs, 9781931397551

In Munford Meets Lewis and Clark, join Munford on an epic adventure with Meriwether Lewis and William Clark, as they make their perilous journey in search of the Northwest Passage to the Pacific Ocean. 

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Paddle to the Sea
$9.95   $5.97
Softcover, 64 pages, 9780395292037

Paddle to the Sea is a classic, about a young Indian boy who carves a canoe that travels through the Great Lakes to the Atlantic Ocean. The text and pictures provide an excellent geographical and historical picture of the region. Paddle to the Sea is a wonderful addition to any home school library, and is a fun and imaginative way to learn some United States geography.  Paddle to the Sea is a Caldecott Honor Book.

 

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Softcover, 272 pgs, 9780486284736

In one of the most universally loved and admired English novels, a country squire of no great means must marry off his five vivacious daughters. Austen's comedy of manners--one of the most popular novels of all time--features splendidly civilized sparring between the proud Mr. Darcy and the prejudiced Elizabeth Bennet as they play out their spirited courtship in a series of 18-century drawing-room intrigues. Jane Austen's art transformed this effervescent tale of rural romance into a witty, shrewdly observed satire of English country life.
 

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Softcover, 169 pgs, 9780915134403

See history come alive...learn of many hidden facts involving famous men and women from the pages of their diaries, letters to friends, books they wrote, etc. This story is about Robert E. Lee.

 

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Softcover, 152 pgs, 9780880620499

On a cold February day, Samuel was studying in his overcoat, rubbing his chilled fingers, when a loud knock at the front door startled him. His good friend Lowell Mason had come to remind Samuel of a promise. A New England pastor, he wrote the lyrics to "America, My Country 'Tis of Thee.

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Seabird
$9.95   $5.97
Softcover, 61 pages, 9780395266816

Seabird  - Seabird is an ivory gull, carved by Ezra Born, youngest hand on an oldtime whaling vessel. Through Seabird's eyes, scenes of beauty, danger, and excitement from every ocean and from every age of American adventure are revealed. Seabird is the mascot for four generations of seafarers, aboard a whaler, a clipper ship, and an airplane.

 

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Seaman by Gail Karwoski
$7.95   $4.77
Softcover, 183 pgs, 9781561451906

Seaman, the Newfoundland dog belonging to Meriwether Lewis, proves his value as a hunter, navigator, and protector while accompanying the Corps of Discovery, led by his master and William Clark, on its two-year journey exploring the western territories. 

 

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Silas Marner
$2.50   $2.00
Softcover, 151 pgs, 9780486292465

Silas Marner, a simple, religious man, angrily retreats from his community and church when he is unjustly accused of theft. In an isolated cottage, Silas spends his days weaving cloth and his nights sifting through the piles of gold he obsessively accumulates. Then, one New Year's Eve, a little girl, Eppie, appears at his home, and his life is miraculously transformed. Eliot's timeless tale includes an Introduction by David Carroll.

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Softcover, 112 pages, 9780064406222

Skylark is the sequel to Sarah, Plain and Tall. Drought - a prairie farmer's worst nightmare. Crops die, cattle have no more water, and one by one, the prairie families, destitute, pack up and head back East. But, Jacob refuses to leave. As the leaves turn brown and the river runs dry on the prairie, Sarah dreams of the lush green grasses and the blue ocean of her native Maine. When fires and drought threaten to devastate their farm, Sarah takes the children to Maine where they will be safe. A moving story, masterfully combining a moving tale with historical facts. Great living books for your homeschool. Read all the books in this series.

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Sounding Forth the Trumpet
$19.99   $11.99
Softcover, 559 pgs, 9780800733933

Sounding Forth the Trumpet brings to life one of the most crucial epochs in our nation's history: the events leading up to and precipitating the Civil War. Relive the frenzy of the Gold Rush, the harsh realities of the Mexican War, the skirmishes of Bleeding Kansas, and the emergence of Abraham Lincoln. Throughout this engaging narrative, the tragic issue of slavery provides focus, from John Quincy Adams' struggle to preserve the right of petition in Congress to the history-changing election of 1860.

 

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Softcover, 208 pgs, 9780800756925

Both The Light and the Glory and From Sea to Shining Sea, the first two books in Marshall and Manuel's best-selling U.S. history series, have been successfully adapted for children by Anna Fishel. Now young readers can continue learning about God's hand in our nation's history in Sounding Forth the Trumpet for Children. This book brings one of the most crucial times in America's past to life: the pre--Civil War years.

 

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Softcover, 400 pgs, 9780971412996

Story of the World, Volume 3, is written for kids in 3-6 grade, but have a wider appeal as a basic reader even for older students. Volume 3 covers early modern times from the "Elizabeth I to the 49ers." 

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Softcover, 32 pgs, 9780689825842

When De Witt Clinton, a young politician, first dreams of building a canal to connect the Hudson River with the Great Lakes, folks don't believe such a thing can be done. But eight long years after the first shovelful of earth is dug, Clinton realizes his vision at last. The longest uninterrupted canal in history has been built, and it is now possible to travel by water from the American prairie all the way to Europe!

 

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The Trail of Tears
$3.50   $2.00
Softcover, 48 pgs, 9780679890522

The Trail of Tears (A Step Into Reading, Step 5 Book)is based on the true story of the Trail of Tears. After losing the fight to keep their land in the 19th century, the Cherokee Nation is led on the heartbreaking and torturous Trail of Tears by Chief John Ross. Young readers learn about this epic true tale of friendships, hopes, fears and dreams.

 

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Softcover, 98 pgs, 9781893103313

1801 presents the dawn of the 19th century with all its brilliant advancements in transportation, communication, and technology. While the world of technology is progressing rapidly, human rights and liberty are variously being trampled or rising. The megalomaniac Napoleon is proclaiming "liberty, equality, and fraternity" to a war-weary Europe, Jefferson is contemplating the largest land purchase in the history of the world, and Toussaint L'Ouverture is fighting for liberty in Haiti.

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This Country of Ours
$15.99   $9.57
Softcover, 316 pgs, 9789561001985

"This Country of Ours" contains stories from the history of the United States beginning with a full account of exploration and settlement and ending with the presidency of Woodrow Wilson. The 99 chapters are grouped under 7 headings: Stories of Explorers and Pioneers, Stories of Virginia, Stories of New England, Stories of the Middle and Southern Colonies, Stories of the French in America, Stories of the Struggle for Liberty, and Stories of the United States under the Constitution. 

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Train to Somewhere
$6.95   $4.17
Softcover, 32 pgs, 9780618040315

Marianne, heading west with fourteen other children on an Orphan Train, is sure her mother will show up at one of the stations along the way. When her mother left Marianne at the orphanage, hadn't she promised she'd come for her after making a new life in the West? Stop after stop goes by, and there's no sign of her mother in the crowds that come to look over the children. No one shows any interest in adopting shy, plain Marianne, either. But that's all right: She has to be free for her mother to claim her. Then the train pulls into its final stop, a town called Somewhere . . .

 

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Tree in the Trail
$9.95   $5.97
Softcover, 64 pages, 9780395545348

Tree in the Trail - The history of the Great Plains and the Santa Fe Trail is told in text and pictures by focusing on a cottonwood tree and the events that happen around it. "The story of a cottonwood tree that watched the pageant of history on the Santa Fe Trail where it stood, a landmark to travelers and a peace-medicine tree to Indians, for over 200 years." -- Booklist

 

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