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From the Set Our Cultural Heritage
Canadians have been immigrating to America since the formation of our country. Canadian Americans explains the how's and why's of the Canadian immigration to America and reveals the Canadian American experience to be a story of rich cultural tradition passed into the New World.
- The Canadian Americans
- The Cajuns
- Canadians in the United States
- Canadian-American Contributions
- Time Line
- Glossary Terms
- For Further Information
A noteworthy review of Our Cultural Heritage from MultiCultural Review on September 1, 2004
With these six volumes, this series for students in the middle elementary grades now includes entries on 24 different American ethnic groups. Each volume traces the history of a particular group in America, beginning with the earliest immigrants and ending with a chapter on the influence the group has had on American culture. Often included is a section on famous Americans (those with Norwegian heritage include Marilyn Monroe, Hubert Humphrey, and Renee Zellweger). The text is accompanied by numerous photos and illustrations, with short ‘Interesting Facts’ scattered throughout; in the Spanish American volume, we learn that the phrases ‘two bits’ and ‘pieces of eight’ came from the practice of cutting early Spanish money into pieces to make the right change. The books include a time line, a glossary of words bolded in the text, a list of books and web sites for further reading, and an index. They provide solid historical background on each of these groups…
Author: Kevin Cunningham
Kevin Cunningham is an author and travel writer. He studied journalism and history at the University of Illinois at Urbana. His other books include Condoleezza Rice: Educator and Presidential Adviser, The Declaration of Independence, and The U.S. Congress: Who Represents You. He lives in Chicago.