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A day in the life of a Colonial schoolteacher

Describes a day in a colonial American dame school, including who attended, what they learned, and what chores they did.
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Hasty pudding, johnnycakes, and other good stuff

cooking in colonial America
Presents colonial food preparation with a look at the influences of available ingredients, cooking methods, and equipment. Includes recipes and an appendix with classroom cooking directions.
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Girls think of everything

stories of ingenious inventions by women
Tells the story of how women throughout the ages have responded to situations confronting them in daily life by inventing such items as correction fluid, space helmets, and disposable diapers.
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Across America on an emigrant train

Combines an account of Robert Louis Stevenson's experiences as he traveled from New York to California by train in 1879 and a description of the building and operation of railroads in nineteenth-century America. Includes archival photographs.
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The Pueblos

Examines the culture, history, and society of the Pueblo people.
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Chocolate by Hershey

a story about Milton S. Hershey
Tells the life story of world famous candy maker Milton Hershey, describing his Pennsylvania childhood, his early business endeavors, and the inspiration for his Hershey Bar.
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Pioneer plowmaker

a story about John Deere
A biography of the inventor and manufacturer who produced one of the first self-scouring plows.
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the stories of twenty American kid inventors
Reveals some of the amazing inventions of the past and present that have come from young Americans, ages eight to nineteen.
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