Series: Spotlight on American History

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Alaska Purchase, The (Spotlight on American History) by Daniel Cohen
Assassination Of Abraham Lincoln (Spotlight on American History) by Robert E. Jakoubek
The Battle of the Alamo: The Fight For Texas Territory by Carmen Bredeson
Black Tuesday (Spotlight on American History) by Barbara Feinberg
Boston Tea Party (Spotlight on American History) by Laurie A. O'Neill
Devil In Salem Village (Spotlight on American History) by Laurel Van der linde
Dred Scott Case,The (Spotlight on American History) by Jennifer Fleischner
The Dust Bowl by Tricia Andryszewski
Harpers Ferry (Spotlight on American History) by Tracy Barrett
Let Women Vote (Spotlight on American History) by Marlene Targ Brill
Little Rock (Spotlight on American History) by Laurie A. O'Neill
Prohibition (Spotlight on American History) by Daniel Cohen
Pullman Strike Of 1894 (Spotlight on American History) by Linda Jacobs Altman
Roanoke (Spotlight on American History) by P. Bosco
Scopes Trial, The (Spotlight on American History) by Arthur Blake
The Trail of Tears by Marlene Targ Brill
Transcontinental Railroad (Spotlight on American History) by Dan Elish
War With Mexico (Spotlight on American History) by William Jay Jacobs

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