DK Smithsonian American History: A Visual Encyclopedia

Last updated: October 17, 2022

Written for children, this American history book chronicles such events as the Battle of Yorktown and the American Revolution. It starts with the first Native Americans and takes young readers all the way through to the present. But what really sets this encyclopedia apart is the colorful pictures used to bring history to life.

DK Smithsonian American History: A Visual Encyclopedia

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Key Takeaway: This encyclopedia engages children while they learn, using colorful photos, maps and charts along with informative text.

In our analysis of 34 expert reviews, the DK Smithsonian American History: A Visual Encyclopedia placed 5th when we looked at the top 7 products in the category. For the full ranking, see below.

From The Manufacturer

Uncover the key moments that shaped American history in this extensive history encyclopedia for children. Get the background on the Battle of Yorktown and discover what started the American Revolution. Learn the legends of the Wild West. Relive the atmosphere of the “Roaring Twenties.” Covering everything from the cultures of the first Native Americans right up to the events of the present day, American History: A Visual Encyclopedia is the ultimate reference tool for exploring the history of one of the most remarkable nations in the world. Created in collaboration with the Smithsonian Institution, American History: A Visual Encyclopedia gives detailed historical information and brings it to life with more than 750 photographs and paintings, plus extensive maps, charts, and state-specific information. Each double-page spread focuses on one aspect of the nation’s history, be it the Civil War or civil rights, the Great Depression or the Moon landing. Complete texts of the Declaration of Independence and the U.S. Constitution are included in the book for easy reference for classroom work or reports. Perfect as both an irreplaceable homework help and a fascinating read, American History: A Visual Encyclopedia showcases the incredible journey the United States of America has made to become a major 21st century power.

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