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Across America on an Emigrant Train is a book #about a man named Louis Stevenson and his trip from New York To California In York to California in Murphy explains that #a man named Louis Stevenson and his trip from New York to California in 1879 Murphy explains that emigrants chose to travel west in the United States because of a combination of genuine opportunities and freedom shrewd business and good advertising but Louis had a different reason He dropped everything and took every penny he had and set off to California when he finds out about the sickness of the girl he loves Because he did not have a lot of money he experienced many of the same hardships and unfortunate experiences that the poor Europeans on the emigrant train faced Murphy includes diary like excerpts and includes many photos and drawing to help show what he is explaining through the text Alongside the journey of Louis Stevenson the book is also about the history of creating the transcontinental railroad This is a good book to discuss in history about emigration in to the US in the 1800s as well as life on the transcontinental railroadMurphy J 1993 Across America on an emigrant train New York Clarion Books This is a small book written for older teenagers but still very good Murphy uses several diaries especially Robert Lewis Stevenson s diary when he left Scotland by boat to New York then across America by train in 1879 10 years after the transcontinental railroad was finished Stevenson ept a journal of his trip I had always wanted to now what train travel was like during those early years Murphy adds reflections and journal entries from others who had made the same trip during that time period Nice nonfiction about the American Railroad system s Heyday Framed In The Story framed in the story author Robert Louis Stevenson s trip across America on one such train Well written and interesting subject matter though definitely not for everyone 25stars. 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He Native Americans and how the continental railroad ran through their land or another about the Chinese immigrants or how the wildlife was effected by the migration of so many This book is rich in history and a great read I would recommend it to anyone interested in learning about the history of railroads and immigration in the United States Across America on an Emigrant Train follows the journey of a young writer Robert Stevenson Author Jim Murphy depicts the life of Stevenson as he travels from Scotland to California by ship and then by the Continental Railroad depicts the life of Stevenson as he travels from Scotland to California by ship and then by the Continental Railroad reason for his expedition is to be with A GIRL HE LOVES WHO HE girl he loves who he received word she is seriously ill Stevenson was nothing if not passionate and he reacted uickly to the news and he took what money he had and borrowed from friends and then set out for California on an emigrant ship Because he had little money for the journey he shared the experiences and hardships of the many poor Europeans on board who were immigrating to the United States in search of a better life This book would be great for 4th grade and up grade levels A social studies lesson about emigration to the #US and then further west in the US would coincide with this book really well Having just read Stevenson s account #and then further west in the US would coincide with this book really well Having just read Stevenson s account traveling from Scotland to San Francisco it was enlightening and instructive to read this account of his journey which includes dozens of period pictures and fleshes out the experience The Chinese who built the California part of the trans continental railroad performed amazing feats of skill and endurance The use of Robert Louis Stevenson as the primary source for this opens up the idea of what it was to be an emigrant here in America I m always seeking ways to open up young people s minds to the idea that immigrating didn t end at Ellis Island. 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Listed as geared towards grades 5 8 I can t imagine that anyone in that age group would find this entertaining I love Robert Louis Stevenson s collection of poetry A Child s Garden of Verses So I appreciated learning a little about him I have been working on family history and discovered that my great grandmother s family traveled West from Iowa on the Union Pacific Railway in 1877 It was a emigrant train something I had never heard of until I uncovered a letter detailing their travels That s the reason I sought out this little YA book about emigrant trains In 1879 Robert Lewis Stevenson came to San Francisco on a emigrant train to visit the woman he loved and who he thought was dying The book tells of his journey and provides lots of information about the harsh conditions on the trains I enjoyed the history the drawing and the photos This book creates an accurate representation of what it was like to travel the country as the average 1800 s immigrant to America And the fact that it s about the author of such a classic like Treasure Island reading about Stevenson s experience is a great one Any person who likes railroads should give this book a try Across America on an Emigrant Train is a historical filled nonfiction book that takes the reader along the journey of Robert Louis Stevenson which started in Scotland and ended in San Francisco to be with his true love Fanny This journey takes pace during 1879 a time when many people were migrating into America due to the space and opportunity He first traveled across the Atlantic Ocean and then once in the states with the use of the transcontinental railroad During this journey on the railroad author Jim Murphy takes time to address important pieces of history that were taking place during this time One of the bigger examples was the history of The Americas | Understanding Hispanics across the Americas by Rachel Bonsignore and Roberto Ruiz September September Share this Reading time mins By exploring the nuances of the Hispanic and Latin American experiences today we can understand their future Knowing your target audience’s future needs is invaluable for a business to grow Yet often our view into the future is Flipping Across America | HGTV Flipping Across America Main Episodes Pinterest; Facebook; Twitter; Email; About The Show Alison Victoria Travels America To Victoria travels America to how favorite flipping masters economize their renovations She follows two hosts with similar purchase prices and budgets and the flipper whose remodel and design nets the biggest sale is declared the winner Episodes See Episode Guide Upcoming; Recently On TV Driving a Tesla Across The Loneliest Road in Please consider supporting the channel More Outdoor Grey Wheels of Steel Across America on Steam All Games Simulation Games Wheels of Steel Across America Community Hub Wheels of Steel Across America Drive faster than your competition haul your cargo across the entire United States and feel #The Fr Across America By #fr Across America by Alice and Bobbi's Not Retrouvez Across America by Bicycle Alice and Bobbi's Summer on Wheels st edition by Honeywell Alice Montgomery Bobbi Paperback et des millions de livres en stock sur fr Achetez neuf ou d'occasion Vote Across America Although eligible Americans have the privilege to vote uneual voter access and civic apathy make our elections less effective A primary reason for America's low voter turnout is lack of information Mornings Across America | Featuring the World’s Mornings Across America September The Latest Best of September Mornings Across America September Full Episode JBelle and Kris Kosach Mornings Across America September JBelle and Kris Kosach “Vegas Call Girl Hallowe. Across America on an Emigrant Train