WORDS OF AGES
Witnessing U.S. History Through Literature
Drawing from novels, memoirs, letters, poems, sermons, and essays, the two- to three-page illustrated selections are introduced by brief essays setting context. Examples: William Bradford on Plymouth Plantation, John and Abigail Adams on the American Revolution, Tecumseh’s view of the frontier, Harriet Jacobs on her life as a slave, Booker T. Washington and Louisa May Alcott on the Civil War, Carl Sandburg on industrialization, and so on through David Halberstam and Denise Levertov on the Vietnam era.
“[Words of Ages] . . . takes a unique, groundbreaking approach to showcase American history . . . This dynamic, interdisciplinary blending of literature,
history, and art provide a most unusual, effective, and academically sound approach . . .”
—The Midwest Book Review
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