"With rhetoric (and a sensibility) that harks back to Robert Lawson's equally problematic They Were Strong and Good (1940), this panorama will leave children pumped up but significantly underinformed. (Informational picture book. 8-10)"
In this superficial review of our country's history, Uncle Sam is cast as a Paul Bunyan-like figure who answered the British invasion of 1812 by calling on Andy Jackson to "beat the Red Coats in New Orleans" (never mind that the war was actually over before that battle was fought) and accompanied the trans-Mississippi settlers across an evidently uninhabited land.
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