America's Living History - The Early Years (A Traveler's Guide)
By Craig Sheumaker and Suzanne Sheumaker
This is a new kind of history-oriented U.S. travel guide, one that not only showcases premier destinations, but also uses their histories to tell the story of early America. It focuses on the period before the 1840 westward movement and features 300 of the nation's premier living history parks, historic sites, and "museum-plus" destinations. Included are World Heritage Sites, National Parks and Monuments, State and National Historic Sites, and a rich collection of privately operated Living History Museums, categorized in chapters that reflect our nation's early heritage--America's Native Peoples, European Colonization, Religious and Secular Groups, Road to Independence, Our New Nation, and Opening the West. In addition to details about the top historic destinations, this book offers 500 color photographs, helpful regional maps and a wealth of background information to make reading enjoyable and travels exciting.