Central Wisconsin History Collaborative

A Teaching American History Grant Project    



The American West & Westward Expansion


Print Media

Electronic Media

Lesson Plans & Misc.




Pioneers, Martin W. Sandler (Harper Collins Children's Books, 1994).  An overview, in text and illustrations, of the pioneer experience in the American West, from the first settlers through the development of towns. 


The Quilt Block History of Pioneer Days, Mary Cobb (Millbrook Press, 1995).  Shows how traditional American quiltblock designs tell the story of pioneer days. Includes simple craft projects.  RL6


The Trail of Tears, R. Conrad Stein (Scholastic Library Publishing, 1993).  Adventure story of two brothers and their friends who are trapped at dusk in a deep forest with nineteenth-century fur traders.  RL4.8
  The American West: A New Interpretive History, Robert V. Hine and John Mack Faragher, (2000).


  The Long, Bitter Trail: Andrew Jackson and the Indians, Anthony Wallace, (1993).


  Canals for a Nation: The Canal Era in the United States, 1790-1860, Ronald E. Shaw, (1990).


  Michael Morrison, Slavery and the American West: The Eclipse of Manifest Destiny and the Coming of the Civil War (1997).


  Richard Griswold Del Castillo, The Treaty of Guadalupe Hidalgo: A Legacy of Conflict (1990).


  David Alan Johnson, Founding the Far West: California, Oregon, and Nevada, 1840-1890 (1992).


  John Mack Faragher, Women and Men on the Overland Trail (1979).

Revised 08/25/2008  


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