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Sounding Forth the Trumpet: God's Plan for America in Peril 1837-1860

Publisher: Baker Book House
Author: Peter Marshall and David Manuel
Review last updated: 2009
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Sounding Forth the Trumpet

Sounding Forth the Trumpet is an excellent historical narrative that places the reader inside the events leading up to the U.S. Civil War. It does a good job of presenting balanced viewpoints regarding the sticky political issues that faced the nation during a very troubled time. The book makes history come alive and helps the reader understand what people really thought about difficult issues like slavery and states' rights. It sometimes delves into little-known events that had significant impact.

This book differs from Marshall and Manuel's The Light and The Glory in that it seems more balanced in its historical presentation. While both books strive to portray God's hand in history through people and events, this book offers a more complete picture than does The Light and the Glory, which sometimes makes key figures out to be "more Christian" than they actually were. This book would be best used as a supplement to a more traditional history program for senior high students. It's also available on audiocassettes for those who prefer to listen. [Josh Duffy/Cathy Duffy]

Sounding Forth the Trumpet for Children

by Peter Marshall and David Manuel with Anna Wilson Fishel

Sounding Forth the Trumpet for Children is an abridged, simplified version of the original book. While it is easier reading than the unabridged book, it might still be a great choice for teens. They are far more likely to get through this 200-page book than the 522 pages of the original. (The issues presented are a bit too complex for students in the elementary grades.) It tells the stories of selected events, drawn from fuller stories in the original book, stories like John Quincy Adams' Congressional battle over the right to petition that was an opening salvo in the battle for emancipation of slaves, or Theodore Dwight Weld's formative role in the life Harriet Beecher Stowe, or the story behind the Compromise of 1850. The book includes a glossary and discussion questions for both comprehension and deeper analysis.

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  • Sounding Forth the Trumpet, 1837-1860

    Sounding Forth the Trumpet, 1837-1860

    Peter Marshall & David Manuel

    Sounding Forth the Trumpet, 1837-1860

    Sounding Forth the Trumpet, 1837-1860

    Peter Marshall & David Manuel

    Sounding Forth the Trumpet, repackaged edition: 18

    Sounding Forth the Trumpet, repackaged edition: 18

    Peter Marshall & David Manuel

    Sounding Forth the Trumpet, repackaged edition: 18

    Sounding Forth the Trumpet, repackaged edition: 18

    Peter Marshall & David Manuel

    Sounding Forth the Trumpet for Young Readers: 1837

    Sounding Forth the Trumpet for Young Readers: 1837

    Peter Marshall, David Manuel & Anna Wilson Fishel

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    • Suitable for: group or independent work
      Audience: high school through adult
      Need for parent/teacher instruction: depends on your situation
      Prep time needed: 0
      Teacher's manual: N/A
      Religious perspective:  Protestant

    Publisher's Info

    • Baker Book House

      PO Box 6287
      Grand Rapids, MI 49516-6287

      (866) 241-6733
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