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By Barbara Taylor

ISBN-10: 0789458500

ISBN-13: 9780789458506

Grade 4-8?Generalized, huge overviews whose power lies within the scope and caliber of the illustrative fabric. The texts are serviceable, written in a dry, yet evenhanded variety. a lot is defined within the captions to the museum-quality, full-color pictures and reproductions. Small inaccuracies in North American Indian comprise picking out Sitting Bull as a Teton Dakota; he was once a Hunkpapa Lakota. Readers are informed that "Sioux" got here from the Ojibwa be aware for "enemy," yet actually it got here from the note for "little rattlesnake," a derogatory time period just like "cut-throat. extra finished titles, comparable to Carl Waldman's Encyclopedia of local American Tribes (Facts on dossier, 1987), are finest. Arctic & Antarctic has striking images and diagrams to give an explanation for ice formations; tundra; and plant, sea, and natural world of every sector. Human lifestyles is mentioned in spreads on local cultures and explorers. Sections pair up information regarding each one pole, taking into account comparisons. This organizational process makes it hard to isolate stipulations distinct to every position. a standard, yet incorrect emphasis is given to Scott's failed try to be first to the South Pole; the bright and winning South Pole discovery by means of Amundsen gets a small facet caption. however, this can be nonetheless an enticing name.

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They learned about the exiles’ new lives in the United States. American living conditions were so much better than what they experienced under the Castro regime that thousands of Cubans decided to leave 1970 S TO 42 1980 S the island. Some secretly left Cuba in small boats, sailing close to 100 miles (160 km) to Florida. Although the trip was short, the seas were hazardous and some Cubans lost their lives on the journey. Others flew to countries in Central America and then flew in to the United States.

S. Border Patrol checkpoints. Once they arrived in the United States, the Guatemalans did not want to draw attention to themselves in case they might be deported. “Those who lived in the Puerto Rican neighborhoods started acting and talking like Puerto A three-year-old Guatemalan and his parents await processing at the United States Immigration and Naturalization Service center in Georgia. 1970 S TO 60 1980 S Ricans, even claiming they were Puerto Rican,” according to community leader Mario González in Harvest of Empire.

Their family was among the many Hispanic Americans living in poverty.

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