From Colonies to Country

  • by Joy Hakim
  • Narrated by Christina Moore
  • 6 hrs and 45 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

How did compliant colonials with strong ties to Europe get the notion to become an independent nation? Perhaps the seeds of liberty were planted in the 1735 historic courtroom battle for the freedom of the press. Or maybe the French and Indian War did it, when colonists were called "Americans" for the first time by the English, and the great English army proved itself not so formidable after all. But for sure when King George III started levying some heavy-handed taxes on the colonies, the break from the motherland was imminent.

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What the Critics Say

"This series has a lot going for it. Hakim is excited about her subject and is a talented writer." (School Library Journal)
"Titillating....Hakim is fond of juicy stories and talented at keeping them moving." (Los Angeles Times)

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These books make US History fun!

My 10 year old daughter and I LOVE the Joy Hakim History of US series! The reader's voice is pleasant, and the books really 'come alive' when they're told orally...they're really written as storybooks rather than dry text. One strength of the printed books are the numerous pictures and sidebars, which unfortunately aren't always included in the audiobook. These books make history fun and relevant.
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- Tina

Excellent supplement to classroom instruction

At the end of this audiobook the "Declaration of Independence" and "Constitution of the United States" are read. I found this book to be an excellent alternative delivery method for U.S. History. I would recommend this to students taking a course in the Revolutionary War and the War for Independence.
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- Richard

Book Details

  • Release Date: 02-07-2005
  • Publisher: Recorded Books