Before the Civil War (1830-1860)
Baker & Taylor
Describes in graphic novel format the United States in the second third of the nineteenth century, including Texas independence, the Mexican War, Mormon settlement in Utah, the California Gold Rush, the expansion of education and women's rights, and the beginning of the factory system.
US history highlights, including the Oregon Trail, settling Texas, the Alamo, settling of Utah, Mexican-American War, gold rush, Trail of Tears, beginning of free public education, medical schools, slavery, industrialization, and more.
Theme: Hi-Lo, graphic novels, illustrated, history. Fast-paced and easy-to-read, these graphic U.S. history titles teach student about key historical events in American history from 1500 to the present. Dramatic and colorful graphics highlights the text with easy transitions, which avoids a choppy narrative. These history titles offer a variety of rich material to support teaching to the standards. Book features include: Four-color throughout; speech bubbles and illustrations allow struggling readers multiple access points to the text; speech bubbles (in yellow) are clearly separated from nonfiction (in blue).
Saddleback Pub, 2008