The Year of the Horseless Carriage
The Year of the Horseless Carriage: 1801


The Year of the Horseless Carriage: 1801


An amazing book that interweaves the events of 1801 through 1821 in a living way. As each key person’s story is told, the author masterfully shows how his life was connected with other key figures of the time. Recommended for grades 7–12. See full description

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In Genevieve Foster’s inimitable style, she brings to life the dawn of the 19th century with all its wonderful advancements in transportation, communication, and technology. This is the age of Napoleon, Jefferson, Toussaint, Livingston, Robert Fulton, Richard Trevithick, Beethoven, Lewis and Clark, Sacajawea, Dolley Madison and many more.

Foster’s use of “horizontal history” weaves these stories together by delightful retellings and whimsical illustrations.

About the Author

“Nothing is more critical, I believe, than that children growing up in these critical explosive days should be given an understanding of American history as a part of the history of the world. Every year this grows more urgent, as increasingly rapid communication integrates world events more closely and the impact of foreign affairs on our own lives becomes more serious and immediate.” Genevieve Foster (1893–1979) wrote this nearly fifty years ago. It resonates with perhaps more truth today. Her writing style is clear, concise and fluid with her greatest strength as a storyteller being her ability to bring her readers right into the minds and times of her characters.

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Additional Information

Weight0.30 lbs
Dimensions8.5 × 5.5 × 0.27 in


Trade Paper


Grade 9, Grade 10, Grade 11, Grade 12, Grade 7, Grade 8

Lesson Plan

Early Modern & Epistles





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