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The Shaping America series tells the story of the settlement of America through the lives of the people who arrived after Columbus. More than biographies, the books skillfully weave in background information and events affecting the growth of our nation. Five titles cover the exploration and settlement of all 50 states: the Northeast, the Southeast, the Midwest, the West, and the South-Central regions.

All Shaping America books:

  • 176 pages
  • More than 80 black-and-white photos, maps, and illustrations
  • Reinforced library bindings
  • 7" x 9"
  • Timelines
  • Source notes
  • Bibliographies
  • Indexes
  • Grades 7 and up
  • $22.95 each


List of Shaping America titles

Explorers, Missionaries, and Trappers:
Trailblazers of the West
Puritans, Pilgrims, and Merchants:
Founders of the Northeastern Colonies
Ranchers, Homesteaders, and Traders:

              Frontiersmen of the South-Central States

Soldiers, Cavaliers, and Planters:
Settlers of the Southeastern Colonies

Voyageurs, Lumberjacks, and Farmers:
              Pioneers of the Midwest