Review by Booklist Review
Produced by Americans All, whose teaching materials promote multiculturalism and diversity for students ages kindergarten to college, this book of time lines is useful for readers from fifth grade to adult, for the instructor, or for the history buff. It provides comparative parallel chronologies for major ethnic groups (Native, African, Asian, European, and Hispanic Americans) along with more general events in the Americas and in the rest of the world. Covering the period from pre-1500 to 1976, columns are provided for each of the ethnic groups, the Americas, and the world. For example, in 1776, in addition to familiar events in the colonial U.S., the explorations of Captain Cook, and the invention of the steam engine, we can see that George Washington was being aided by a gift from the Oneida Chief Shenandoah and African Americans were serving in the Revolutionary army. At the same time, Japanese sailing vessels made contact with the Pacific Coast, Jews in New York were granted equal treatment under the law, and Mission Delores in San Francisco was established. Dates in parentheses indicate cross-references, and definitions are provided for difficult words. This one-volume work is also published in a two-volume format, which divides during the Civil War period; volumes are $9.95 each. The Peopling of America offers a rich view of our heritage not found in any other timetable or encyclopedia of dates. While there are chronologies for specific ethnic groups (e.g., The African American Chronology [RBB F 15 95]), this one is unique in covering all major groups in one volume. Its price, relevance, and coverage make it highly recommended for any school, academic, or public library that collects U.S. history material. (Reviewed Mar. 1, 1995)
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