Reading Your Way Through History

May 21, 2006

19th Century AD – 1800-1860

Filed under: S 19th Century — Alicia @ 1:10 am

"Letter from Benjamin Rush to John Adams", July 20, 1811, OSH pgs. 29-30

Downright Dency by Caroline Dale Snedeker (early 1800s)

The Charlotte Years (Little House Series) by Melissa Wiley

Cleared for Action by Stephen Meader (1812)

"The Miracle of Bordeaux, France", EM 171-178 (1822)

“Beethoven’s Triumph”, MC pgs. 336-339 (Ludwig van Beethoven 1770-1827)

St. Catherine Laboure and the Miraculous Medal by Alma Power-Waters

The Miraculous Medal: The Story of Our Lady’s Apparitions to St. Catherine Laboure by Mary Fabyan Windeatt (1830)

They Loved to Laugh by Kathryn Worth (1830s)

“Justice for Ireland”, Daniel O’Connell, February 4, 1836, House of Commons

Hokusai: The Man Who Painted a Mountain by Deborah Kogan Ray (Hokusai, Japan, 1760-1849)

Pauline Jaricot: Foundress of the Living Rosary and the Society for the Propagation of the Faith by Mary Fabyan Windeatt (1799-1862)

The Miraculous Medal by Mary Fabyan Windeatt (1806-1876)

Under a Changing Moon by Margot Benary-Isbert

Thomas Finds a Treasure: A St. John Neumann Story by Joan Stromberg (1811-1860)

The House of the Seven Gables by Nathaniel Hawthorne (p. 1851)

“Ain’t I a Woman”, Sojourner Truth, 1851, Women’s Rights Convention, Akron, Ohio

Death Comes for the Archbishop by Willa Cather

Uncle Tom's Cabin by Harriet Beecher Stowe (1852)

Wanted Dead or Alive: The True Story of Harriet Tubman by Ann McGovern (1820-1913)

Out of Print Favorites:

Under Three Flags: The Story of Gabriel Richard by David J. Abodaher (Credo Books) 1823


Napoleon Bonaparte (1769-1821)

Filed under: S 19th Century — Alicia @ 1:09 am

Napoleonic Wars: (approximately 1799-1815)

The Midshipman Quinn Collection by Showell Styles (1803-1805)
The Flying Ensign by Showell Styles (1809)

Imprisonment of Popes Pius VI and Pius VII:

Pope Pius VI from the Catholic Encyclopedia
Pope Pius VII from Patron Saints Index
Napoleon Bonaparte from Catholic Encyclopedia (see especially the sections: “The Campaign in Italy” and “The Great Victories; Occupation of Rome; Imprisonment of Pius VII (1805-09)”)

Abraham Lincoln (1809-1865)

Filed under: S 19th Century — Alicia @ 1:00 am

Abraham Lincoln by Ingri and Edgar Parin D'Aulaire (1809-1865)

Abe Lincoln: Log Cabin to White House by Sterling North

The Lincoln-Douglas Debates, 1858

Civil War, U.S. (1861-1865)

Filed under: S 19th Century — Alicia @ 12:02 am

Picture Books:

Pink and Say by Patricia Polacco

Grade School:

Caddie Woodlawn by Carol Ryrie Brink (1864)
Caddie Woodlawn's Family by Carol Ryrie Brink (a.k.a. Magical Melons 1863-1865)
Willie Finds Victory: A Blessed Francis Seelos Story by Joan Stromberg (1819-1867)
Rifles for Watie by Harold Keith
Little Women by Louisa May Alcott
Across Five Aprils by Irene Hunt
Gettysburg by Makinlay Kantor (1863)

Killer Angels by Michael Shaara (Gettysburg 1863)

Famous Speeches:

“Gettysburg Address”, Abraham Lincoln, November 19, 1863, Gettysburg, Pennsylvania


Gettysburg (1993 – Martin Sheen, Jeff Daniels)

May 20, 2006

19th Century AD – 1861-1899

Filed under: S 19th Century — Alicia @ 11:20 pm

Hans Brinker or the Silver Skates by Mary Mapes Dodge (1865)

"The Miracle of Dubna, Poland", EM 179-180 (1867)

Giant of the Western Trail, The Life of Fr. de Smet by Fr. Michael McHugh (1838-1875)

In Search of Troy: One Man's Quest for Homer's Fabled City by Giovanni Caselli (first dig at Troy begins, 1871)

Movie: Babette’s Feast (made in 1987 – Danish with subtitles – set in 19th century Denmark)

Winter Danger by William O. Steele

“Chief Joseph Surrenders”, Chief Joseph of the Nez Perce, October 5, 1877

Katie: The Young Life of Mother Katherine Drexel by Claire Jordan Mohan (1858-1955)

Little House on the Prairie Series by Laura Ingalls Wilder (1867-1957)

When Jesuits were Giants by Cornelius Buckley, S.J. (1883)

Old Sam: Dakota Trotter by Don Alonzo Taylor (1880s)

Brave Buffalo Fighter by John Fitzgerald (late 1800s)

Mother Cabrini: Missionary to the World by Frances Parkinson Keyes (1850-1917)

The Orphans Find a Home: A St. Frances Cabrini Story by Joan Stromberg

The Story of My Life by Helen Keller (1880-1968)

John Henry Cardinal Newman (1801-1890)

St. Katherine Drexel, Friend of the Oppressed by Ellen Tarry (1858-1955)

Saint Pius X: The Farm Boy Who Became Pope (1835-1914 papacy 1903-1914)

Our Lady of Lourdes (1858), Saint Bernadette Soubirous (1844-1879)

Filed under: S 19th Century — Alicia @ 2:52 am

Grades 5-8:

Bernadette and the Lady by Hertha Pauli


The Song of Bernadette by Franz Werfel


Bernadette: Princess of Lourdes (CCC Animated Video)

The Song of Bernadette (1943 – Vincent Price – won four Academy Awards in 1944)

Saint John Vianney (1786-1859)

Filed under: S 19th Century — Alicia @ 1:02 am

The Cure of Ars: The Priest Who Out-talked the Devil by Milton Lomask
The Cure of Ars: The Story of St John Vianney by Mary Fabyan Windeatt
The Man Who Fought the Devil: The Cure of Ars by Eva K. Betz
The Cure D'Ars: St. Jean-Marie-Baptiste Vianney by Francis Trochu

May 19, 2006

Saint John Bosco (1815 – 1888)

Filed under: BC, S 19th Century — Alicia @ 8:06 pm

Picture Books:

Saint John Bosco: The Friend of Children and Young People by Carol Monmarche (Pauline Books & Media)

Grade School:

St. John Bosco and St. Dominic Savio by Catherine Beebe (1815-1888)

Primary Sources:

Letter from Don Bosco

On the Web:

The Secret of Saint John Bosco by Henri Gheon

May 12, 2006

Blessed Damien of Molokai (1840-1889)

Filed under: S 19th Century — Alicia @ 7:10 pm

A Blessed Damien Story by Rachel Watkins

Father Damien and the Bells by Arthur and Elizabeth Sheehan

Damien the Leper by John Farrow

Out of Print Favorites:

Man of Molokai by Ann Roos


Molokai: The Story of Father Damien (1999 – some parts may be inappropriate for children)

May 10, 2006

Saint Therese of Lisieux (1873-1897)

Filed under: S 19th Century — Alicia @ 1:04 am

Picture Books:

Saint Therese of Lisieux: And the “Little Way” of Love by Marie Baudouin-Croix (Pauline Books & Media)

Grade School:

Little Therese

The Little Flower: The Story of St. Therese of the Child Jesus by Mary Fabyan Windeatt

St. Therese and the Roses by Helen Walker Homan


Thérèse: The Story of Saint Thérèse of Lisieux (2004 – Leonardo Defilippis)

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