The second installment in this three-volume set focuses on primary sources from the 19th century. The book will help elementary students to develop their literacy skills as they learn about these important documents that helped to shape America. Documents for Democracy is illustrated throughout with 28 full-color, original drawings. This second volume features excerpts from Ralph Waldo Emerson's Self Reliance, Frederick Douglas' July 4th, Abraham Lincoln's Gettysburg Address, and Emma Lazarus' The New Colossus.
After teaching for seven years, Veronica Burchard became the Director of Curriculum Development for an educational nonprofit organization near Washington, D.C. She earned her bachelor's and master's degrees in English from the University of Florida, and her interests include American literature and civic education. Veronica lives with her husband, two sons and a very hungry guinea pig in Fairfax, Virginia.