Ghost walls : the story of a 17th-century colonial homestead

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Published:
Minneapolis : Carolrhoda Books, [2014].
Format:
eBook
Physical Desc:
1 online resource (136 pages) : illustrations (some color)
Reading Level:
IL: MG+ - BL: 7.6 - AR Pts: 5
Lexile measure:
1150L
Rating:
7.6.
Status:
MackinVIA
Description

In 1638, John Lewger made a home in the wilderness of the New World, in a place called Maryland. He named his house St. John's, and for nearly eighty years, it was the center of an ambitious English plan to build a new kind of community on American soil. Men and women lived and worked within its walls. Babies were born. Last breaths drawn. St. John's walls witnessed the first stirrings of the great struggles that would dominate the continent for the next three centuries: The unimaginable wealth of the New World's crops and natural resources. The promise of religious tolerance under a new model of government. The injustice of slavery. The betrayal of native peoples. The struggle for equality between men and women. If St. John's walls could have talked, they would have spoken volumes of American history. And then the walls crumbled. One hundred years after it was built, St. John's House had been abandoned. The buildings slowly deteriorated, returning to the Maryland soil to be plowed under by generations of Maryland farmers. St. John's walls were silent for more than two centuries, little more than ghosts haunting the historical and archeological records. But they weren't lost. Not entirely. Award-winning author Sally M. Walker tells the story of how teams of scientists and historians managed to hear the ghostly echoes of St. John's House and, over the course of decades of painstaking work, made them speak their stories again.

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Language:
English
ISBN:
9781467746250, 1467746258
Reading Level:
MG+
Level 7.6, 5 Points
Lexile measure:
1150

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Bibliography
Includes bibliographical references and index.
Citation/References
Horn Book Guide,,4/2015
Description
Presents the historical and archaeological records of St. John's, a home built in 1638 in Maryland, exploring the history of the many people who lived and died while working or living on the property.
Target Audience
7.6.
Target Audience
7-10.
Target Audience
1150,Lexile.
Study Program Information
Accelerated Reader AR-ATOS,MG+,7.6,5.0,168446.
Study Program Information
Reading Counts RC,10.5,9.0,65242.
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Mode of access: World Wide Web.
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eBook.
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MackinVIA eBook.
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APA Citation (style guide)

Walker, S. M. (2014). Ghost walls: the story of a 17th-century colonial homestead. Minneapolis: Carolrhoda Books.

Chicago / Turabian - Author Date Citation (style guide)

Walker, Sally M.. 2014. Ghost Walls: The Story of a 17th-century Colonial Homestead. Minneapolis: Carolrhoda Books.

Chicago / Turabian - Humanities Citation (style guide)

Walker, Sally M., Ghost Walls: The Story of a 17th-century Colonial Homestead. Minneapolis: Carolrhoda Books, 2014.

MLA Citation (style guide)

Walker, Sally M.. Ghost Walls: The Story of a 17th-century Colonial Homestead. Minneapolis: Carolrhoda Books, 2014.

Note! Citation formats are based on standards as of July 2010. Citations contain only title, author, edition, publisher, and year published. Citations should be used as a guideline and should be double checked for accuracy.
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