Author: Rhoda Blumberg

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Book:Commodore Perry in the Land of the Shogun

Commodore Perry in the Land of the Shogun

Rhoda Blumberg

In 1853, few Japanese people knew that a country called America even existed.

For centuries, Japan had isolated itself from the outside world by refusing to trade with other countries and even refusing to help shipwrecked sailors, foreign or Japanese. The country’s people still lived under a feudal system like that of Europe in the Middle Ages. But everything began to change when American Commodore Perry and his troops sailed to the Land of the Rising Sun, bringing with them new science and technology, and a new way of life.

Book:York's Adventures with Lewis and Clark

York's Adventures with Lewis and Clark: An African-American's Part in the Great Expedition

Rhoda Blumberg

Did you know that an African-American man participated in Lewis and Clark’s famous expedition? Working alongside free men, Clark’s slave York played an important role in the journey’s success.

This award-winning book draws on extensive research to give a gripping and insightful account of York’s significant contribution to this landmark historical event.

Book:The Incredible Journey of Lewis and Clark

The Incredible Journey of Lewis and Clark

Rhoda Blumberg

A lively, gritty account of Lewis and Clark’s incredible journey west across uncharted North America — a two-and-a-half year odyssey filled with danger, disappointment, and discovery.

Book:Full Steam Ahead

Full Steam Ahead: The Race to Build a Transcontinental Railroad

Rhoda Blumberg

Influenced both by the Gold Rush and the Civil War, America came to realize that a link to the far West was vital. In the mid-1800s, the Union Pacific railroad company, along with their rival, the Central Pacific company, raced to cover the most ground before meeting at Promontory Summit, Utah in 1869. Blumberg vividly evokes the people, places, danger and perserverance surrounding an American milestone. Illustrations.

Book:The Great American Gold Rush

The Great American Gold Rush

Rhoda Blumberg

Describes the emigration of people from the East Coast of the United States and from foreign countries to California to pursue the dream of discovering gold.

Book:The Remarkable Voyages of Captain Cook

The Remarkable Voyages of Captain Cook

Rhoda Blumberg

An account of the historic adventures and achievements of the great British explorer and discoverer of Australia, Hawaii, and other Pacific Ocean lands and peoples.

Book:What's the Deal?

What's the Deal?: Jefferson, Napoleon, and the Louisiana Purchase

Rhoda Blumberg

This entertaining saga brings to life the intense negotiations between Napoleon and Jefferson over this legendary land deal. Art from the period, maps, a timeline, endnotes, a bibliography, and index give young readers all the resources they need to understand the period in which the Purchase took place.

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