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Davy Crockett (In Their Own Words)
Davy Crockett - In Their Own Words
Author: George Sullivan
"I stood no chance to become great in any other way than by accident." With these words, Davy Crockett reflects on his extraordinary journey from growing up in the backwoods of Tennessee to becoming a congressperson in Washington, D.C. People often do not know the truth about the man made famous for the crucial role he played in the Ba...  more »
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ISBN-13: 9780439263184
ISBN-10: 0439263182
Publication Date: 2001
Pages: 128
Reading Level: Ages 9-12
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Publisher: Scholastic Paperbacks
Book Type: Paperback
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I like the introduction which teaches the difference between primary sources and secondary sources and emphasizes consulting primary sources instead of just accepting what it said about historical figures. Since we have been studying history, I have found that there is quite a bit said (particularly about our founding fathers) that cannot be traced to a primary source. The writer will usually reference another text that is not a primary source. Where did you get your information? is a question we should all be willing to ask. In their own words has excerpts from Davy Crockett's auto-biography, letters from family, court records etc. and it has been both informative and enjoyable for me and my child.


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