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0 out of 50 out of 50 out of 50 out of 50 out of 5 0.00 (0 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Peter Roop, Connie Roop Narrator: Pat S. Grimes Publisher: Dreamscape Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: August 2016 ISBN: 9781520036120
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In 1803 President Thomas Jefferson bought the Louisiana territory from the French for fifteen million dollars. The purchase made President Jefferson’s dream of extending the U.S. west of the Mississippi River come true. Now the much larger United States had difficult questions to answer: How would Louisiana be governed? How would it be divided into states? Would those states be free states or slave states? What would happen to the Native Americans? It would take over one hundred years, a war over slavery, and the creation of thirteen new states before these questions could be answered.

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About the Author

Peter Roop graduated from Lawrence University to become an elementary school teacher. It was in his early teaching days that Roop first decided to try writing for children, and Roop persevered, writing and publishing his first short stories and articles while teaching in England. In 1980 he got his master’s degree in children’s literature from the Center for the Study of Children’s Literature at Simmons College in Boston, where he studied with Newbery Medalist Scott O’Dell.

About the Narrator

Pat S. Grimes is an audiobook narrator whose credits include I, Columbus: My Journal 1492-1493 and Off the Map: The Journals of Lewis and Clark. Born in Los Angeles, Pat S. Grimes now makes his home in Ypsilanti, Michigan. When not working as a voice actor or writer, he plays guitar, sings, travels, and dotes on his small dog, Charlie.