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Blood On The River ✍ Elisa Carbone
DETAIL : Twelve-year-old Samuel Collier is a lowly commoner on the streets of London. So when he becomes the page of Captain John Smith and boards the Susan Constant, bound for the New World, he can’t believe his good fortune. He’s heard that gold washes ashore with every tide. But beginning with the stormy journey and his first contact with the native people, he realizes that the New World is nothing like he imagined. The lush Virginia shore where they establish the colony of James Town is both beautiful and forbidding, and it’s hard to know who’s a friend or foe. As he learns the language of the Algonquian Indians and observes Captain Smith’s wise diplomacy, Samuel begins to see that he can be whomever he wants to be in this new land.
Blood On The River A Chronicle Of Mutiny And Freedom On The Wild Coast ✍ Marjoleine Kars
DETAIL : A breathtakingly original work of history that uncovers a massive slave revolt that almost changed the face of the Americas On Sunday, February 27, 1763, thousands of slaves in the Dutch colony of Berbice--in present-day Guyana--launched a massive rebellion which came amazingly close to succeeding. Surrounded by jungle and savannah, the revolutionaries (many of them African-born) and Europeans struck and parried for an entire year. In the end, the Dutch prevailed because of one unique advantage--their ability to get soldiers and supplies from neighboring colonies and from Europe. Blood on the River is the explosive story of this little-known revolution, one that almost changed the face of the Americas. Drawing on nine hundred interrogation transcripts collected by the Dutch when the Berbice rebellion finally collapsed, and which were subsequently buried in Dutch archives, historian Marjoleine Kars reconstructs an extraordinarily rich day-by-day account of this pivotal event. Blood on the River provides a rare in-depth look at the political vision of enslaved people at the dawn of the Age of Revolution and introduces us to a set of real characters, vividly drawn against the exotic tableau of a riverine world of plantations, rainforest, and Carib allies who controlled a vast South American hinterland. An astonishing original work of history, Blood on the River will change our understanding of revolutions, slavery, and of the story of freedom in the New World.
Blood On The River Jamestown 1607 Interactive Notebook ✍ Middle School Novel Units Inc.
DETAIL : This is an interactive notebook for teaching the novel. It includes the following activities along with answers for parts of speech, point of view, setting, tone, theme, mood, and a brief plot summary. Parts of Speech Point of View Setting Tone and Theme Plot A Letter to a Character Antagonist and Protagonist Comparing and Contrasting to Another Book Cause and Effect Character Analysis Character's Response to an Event Comparing and Contrasting 2 Characters A plan to have the students write a 3 paragraph, 4 paragraph, or 5 paragraph essay on the mood of the story (There are instructions and handouts for whichever length you choose plus a grading rubric.) Conflict Dialogue Falling Action Figurative Language: hyperbole, simile, metaphor, personification, idiom, alliteration, onomatopoeia Foreshadowing and Prediction Inference Main Event Movie and Book Comparison Paraphrasing Quotations Rising Action Sequence of Events The Five W's and an H Vocabulary and Context Clues Narrative Writing: Write a new ending It covers the following Common Core Anchor Standards: R.1 R.2 R.3 R.4 R.5 R.6 R.7 R.8 R.9 W.3 W.4 W.5 S.L. 1
Literature And Grammar Unit For Blood On The River ✍ Middle School Novel Units
DETAIL : This is a combined literature and grammar unit that contains everything you need to teach the novel and more! Included in the unit are pre-reading, active-reading and post-reading activities with grammar lessons, literary activities, a literary terms and elements matching quiz, a final essay test with grading rubric, and other activities just for fun!
Blood On The Verde River A Byrnes Family Ranch Western ✍ Dusty Richards
DETAIL : "Dusty Richards writes. . .with the flavor of the real West." --Elmer Kelton "Dusty Richards is the embodiment of the old west. He brings it to life so realistically, you can almost feel the bullets whizzing past your face." --Storyteller Magazine Never Fight A Man. . . 600 miles from a railroad head in Texas, Chet Byrnes and a handful of cowboys set out to build a new life on the Arizona frontier. Behind the Byrnes family is a tale of bloodshed and blood feuds. What lies ahead is any kind of future they can scrape together out of a merciless landscape--as long as they're willing to make it on their own. . . .Who Has Fought His Way From Texas. From a woman who lays claim to Chet's heart to a land ripe for grazing, the Arizona territory begins to open its arms to the dauntless determination of the Byrnes family. But with every success there rises up a gathering danger. A sheriff who won't do his job. Trigger happy outlaws competing to kill. And a mysterious rancher hell bent on running a herd across Chet's land--and forcing the Texan into a war. . .
Blood On The Marias ✍ Paul R. Wylie
DETAIL : On the morning of January 23, 1870, troops of the 2nd U.S. Cavalry attacked a Piegan Indian village on the Marias River in Montana Territory, killing many more than the army’s count of 173, most of them women, children, and old men. The village was afflicted with smallpox. Worse, it was the wrong encampment. Intended as a retaliation against Mountain Chief’s renegade band, the massacre sparked public outrage when news sources revealed that the battalion had attacked Heavy Runner’s innocent village—and that guides had told its inebriated commander, Major Eugene Baker, he was on the wrong trail, but he struck anyway. Remembered as one of the most heinous incidents of the Indian Wars, the Baker Massacre has often been overshadowed by the better-known Battle of the Little Bighorn and has never received full treatment until now. Author Paul R. Wylie plumbs the history of Euro-American involvement with the Piegans, who were members of the Blackfeet Confederacy. His research shows the tribe was trading furs for whiskey with the Hudson’s Bay Company before Meriwether Lewis encountered them in 1806. As American fur traders and trappers moved into the region, the U.S. government soon followed, making treaties it did not honor. When the gold rush started in the 1860s and the U.S. Army arrived, pressure from Montana citizens to control the Piegans and make the territory safe led Generals William Tecumseh Sherman and Philip H. Sheridan to send Baker and the 2nd Cavalry, with tragic consequences. Although these generals sought to dictate press coverage thereafter, news of the cruelty of the killings appeared in the New York Times, which called the massacre “a more shocking affair than the sacking of Black Kettle’s camp on the Washita” two years earlier. While other scholars have written about the Baker Massacre in related contexts, Blood on the Marias gives this infamous event the definitive treatment it deserves. Baker’s inept command lit the spark of violence, but decades of tension between Piegans and whites set the stage for a brutal and too-often-forgotten incident.
Blood On The Moon ✍ Edward Steers
DETAIL : Winner of the 2001 The Lincoln Group of New York's Award of Achievement A History Book Club Selection The assassination of Abraham Lincoln is usually told as a tale of a lone deranged actor who struck from a twisted lust for revenge. This is not only too simple an explanation; Blood on the Moon reveals that it is completely wrong. John Wilkes Booth was neither mad nor alone in his act of murder. He received the help of many, not the least of whom was Dr. Samuel Alexander Mudd, the Charles County physician who has been portrayed as the innocent victim of a vengeful government. Booth was also aided by the Confederate leadership in Richmond. As he made his plans to strike at Lincoln, Booth was in contact with key members of the Confederate underground, and after the assassination these same forces used all of their resources to attempt his escape. Noted Lincoln authority Edward Steers Jr. introduces the cast of characters in this ill-fated drama, he explores why they were so willing to help pull the trigger, and corrects the many misconceptions surrounding this defining moment that changed American history. After completing an acclaimed career as a research scientist at the National Institutes of Health, Edward Steers Jr. has turned his research skills to the Lincoln assassination. He is the author of several books about the president, including The Trial. He lives in Berkeley Springs, West Virginia.
Blood On The Ballot A Novel Of The Presi ✍ William J. Dahms
DETAIL : Forty-four-year-old Colonel Tim Delaney is about to retire from the U.S. Army after five wars and twenty-six years of service. When his niece's boyfriend, journalist Michael Scott, turns up dead after investigating the fatal plane crash of a wealthy and prominent senator-whose widow is now married to the leading candidate for president of the United States-Delaney is suddenly and unexpectedly drawn into a series of deadly events. Delaney soon discovers a pervasive conspiracy is responsible for multiple murders and the subversion of the U.S. justice system. Rich, powerful, and highly influential individuals are determined to protect a dark secret. Exposure could derail the ambitions of their handpicked presidential candidate and thwart the drive for power and wealth of one of the world's richest men. The conspirators are willing to use any method to silence Delaney and ensure that he can do them no further harm. But when they start threatening his family, Delaney knows it's time to take a stand to protect the lives of those he loves and start the wheels of justice turning. Packed with thrilling action and deadly secrets, Blood on the Ballot is a tantalizing glimpse into the seedy underworld of American politics.
Blood On The Moon ✍ Steve Glassman
DETAIL : Blood on the Moon is a novel about two women, one white, the other black, who are married to the same man, Prince Achille Murat. Achille, who is Napoleon Bonaparte's nephew, is the proprietor of Lipona Plantation on the banks of the Saint Johns River in the virgin wilderness of antebellum East Florida. Jenny, Achille's legal wife, although an orphan, traces her lineage to George Washington; she burns with the desire to claim what she regards as her rightful due among Achille's relatives at the court of Versailles. The fierce pride of Ophelia, the "other" wife, will not allow her to settle for less. In the end, both women set upon their own journeys of discovery which, ultimately, threatens to destroy them all.
Blood On The Republican ✍ Jeff O'Donnell
DETAIL : Lute North stood alone in the middle of a sea of grass. The brutal acts of murder and savagery on the plains he’d just witnessed should have broken him like a twig…instead at twelve years old he embarked on the path that would make him a warrior. Someday…someway…somehow, he swore he would track down the Cheyenne who’d murdered his mother, father and older brother in cold blood, and kidnapped his baby brother and sisters. He would make the Cheyenne pay dearly. The face of their leader was carved into Lute’s memory, now bearing a scar that Lute’s mother had slashed before her neck was broken. Lute would see his face in nightmares for the rest of his life. Seven years later, Lute had grown from an abandoned boy on the frontier into a wide-shouldered man with the keen eyes and hard-boned face typical of a frontier scout. There was no softness about him. The Cheyenne had come to fear him, but he still hadn’t tracked down Scarface. In the seven years since the destruction of his family, Lute had been found and adopted by the Pawnee, the sworn enemies of the Cheyenne. He’d become a skilled and powerful warrior—the best of the famous Pawnee scouts. Because of his prowess and valor, they called him Little Chief. Now the Cheyenne were raiding in great numbers once more; and again Scarface was at the head of the most vicious raids. This time, the 5th Cavalry was sent into the Republican Valley after them—but there were hundreds of Cheyenne Dog Soldiers and the cavalry was half-trained and outnumbered…they didn’t have a chance, until they were joined by 50 Skidi Pawnee led by Little Chief. Lute wasn’t going to let a few hundred savage warriors stop him from avenging his parents and finding his lost brothers and sisters.