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The Wild West

1804-1890 (See American History)

By James I. Robertson (Text by), Mort Kunstler

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Format: Hardcover, 48 pages
Published In: United States, 13 October 2016
Kunstler's paintings bring history to life with striking portrayals of the events of America's Wild West, starting in 1804, when Lewis and Clark made their first expeditions, to 1890, when the American frontier was declared "vanished." The epic artworks faithfully capture the incredible landscapes, explorations, and battles of this important period, and ask children to look again and again for special details, such as the feathers in an American Indian chief's headdress to the type of horse a cattleman rides. Together with text by award-winning historian James I. Robertson, Jr., these brilliantly explicit paintings engage a young reader's attention and introduce him or her to American history through the visual arts. Lauded by both historians and curators, Kunstler presents beautifully rendered works chronicling America's expansion to the West in a historically accurate and appealing way-- transporting the reader right into each scene.

Table of Contents

The Story of the Wild West The Land Lies Waiting First Explorers Staking Claims Lewis and Clark Expedition Massacre at the Alamo The Long Journey Life on the Plains Gold! Delivering the Goods Fighting for the Union The Homestead Act The Golden Spike On the Open Range Western Law Buffalo Hunters and Buffalo Soldiers Custer's Biggest Mistake Passing of an Age The Great Land Rush Timeline Key People

About the Author

Mort Kunstler is an American painter and the world's most collected Civil War artist. James I. Robertson, Jr. is nationally recognized American historian and the author of a number of books, including the ALA award-winning biography Stonewall Jackson.


"These are great books for children to read and enjoy...very detailed illustrations."--The Leader

EAN: 9780789212603
ISBN: 0789212609
Publisher: Abbeville Kids,US
Dimensions: 23.37 x 18.03 x 1.02 centimetres (0.30 kg)
Age Range: 5-9 years
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