Reviews for Ancient America


Horn Book Guide Reviews 2012 Spring
Ollhoff provides brief and simplified histories of the title topics (e.g., the two-sentence description of Columbus's 1492 voyage in Conquistadors; miniscule synopses of the Mexican-American and Spanish-American wars in Conflicts). The texts, along with archival reproductions and artwork, could serve as very basic introductions to the subjects. Glos., ind. [Review covers these Hispanic American History titles: Ancient America, Building a New World, Conflicts and Independence, and The Conquistadors.]

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School Library Journal Reviews 2011 November

Gr 5-7--Ollhoff's clearly written texts trace Hispanic history from the Paleo-Indians, conquistadors, and African forbears. These books also discuss the rise and decline of Spanish colonial North America; the effects of Mexican independence; discrimination and Hispanic civil rights; and the growing political, economic, and social influence of the Hispanic population. The layout is attractive with full-page illustrations and photos, many with text superimposed on the images. This series will help students understand the scope and significance of Hispanic history.

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