State Oddities: An Encyclopedia of What Makes Our United States Unique

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Nancy Hendricksauthor

Nancy Hendricks holds a doctorate in education and is an award-winning author of such books as Notable Women of Arkansas: From Hattie to Hillary, 100 Names to Know.

State Oddities: An Encyclopedia of What Makes Our United States Unique

20220531

ABC-CLIO

Pages 440
Topics Wyoming;Weird History;State-by-State Symbols;Southwest;Slogans;Puritans;Pacific Northwest;Oddities;New England;Mottos;Chicago;America;Symbols;Geography and World Cultures: Culture;American History: Culture

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State Oddities: An Encyclopedia of What Makes Our United States Unique

Author(s): Hendricks, Nancy;
Contributors: Hendricks, Nancy;
Abstract: State Oddities takes a different kind of look at the American nation, spotlighting the fun foibles, peculiarities, and twists in each of the 50 states that are (mostly) united under the Stars and Stripes.State Oddities is a fascinating trip through the 50 states for students studying America, teachers planning classroom activities, and general readers who will enjoy an eye-opening journey through the nation's fun side. It offers a compelling look at the character of America through the individuality of 50 very distinct states that together form the USA. This book paints a picture of the broad sweep of the American story, offering a gateway to the country as it developed into one nation filled with individual states that can be remarkably different from each other, yet unified under such national symbols as the American flag and "The Star-Spangled Banner."The author of State Oddities has become known as a master of "painless history," telling America's story in a sparkling style along with the historian's eye for fascinating detail. On the book's cross-country journey, the reader will find that it differs from other works by taking a fresh look at stories we think we know.Engaging, entertaining, readable, and informative narratives for both students and adultsTeacher-friendly entries on each state form the building blocks for history, geography, and social studies projectsLively sidebars add spice to the bookHelpful Fact Box overviews for each stateFascinating images in every state entryBibliographic references and suggestions for further information
SortTitle: state oddities: an encyclopedia of what makes our united states unique
Keyword(s): Wyoming; Weird History; State-by-State Symbols; Southwest; Slogans; Puritans; Pacific Northwest; Oddities; New England; Mottos; Chicago; America; Symbols; Geography and World Cultures: Culture; American History: Culture
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Nancy Hendricksauthor

Nancy Hendricks holds a doctorate in education and is an award-winning author of such books as Notable Women of Arkansas: From Hattie to Hillary, 100 Names to Know.

eISBN-13: 9781440876707
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Print ISBN-13: 9781440876691
Imprint: ABC-CLIO
Pages: 440
Publication Date: 20220531