A School History of the United States

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Cosimo, Inc., 2006 M05 1 - 520 páginas
[T]he French held to the policy of making friends with the Indians. No pains were spared to win them to the cause of France. They were flattered, petted, treated with ceremonial respect, and became the companions, as the women often became the wives, of the Frenchmen. Much was expected of this mingling of races. It was supposed that the Indian would be won over to civilization and Christianity. But the Frenchmen were won over to the Indians, and adopted Indian ways of life. They lived in wigwams, wore Indian dress, decorated their long hair with eagle feathers, and made their faces hideous with vermilion, ocher, and soot.-from "The French and the Indians"It's clear why A School History of the United States, first published in 1897, became a definitive textbook: simple language, straightforward ideas, and easy organization make it browsable and concisely informative. Outdated attitudes make it more quaint than provocative, yet it still serves as a quick and useful introduction to the story of the United States, from the discovery of the New World by Europeans to the war with Spain at the turn of the 20th century, particularly for those readers interested in how the American perception of the nation's history has shifted over the last century. Handy historical maps abound, and useful appendices include the complete Declaration of Independence as well as the Constitution of the United States as it stood at the beginning of the 20th century.OF INTEREST TO: American history buffs, students of the history of educationAlso available from Cosimo Classics: McMaster's A History of the People of the United States, From the Revolution to the Civil War: Vol. 1. and A Brief History of the United States.American historian JOHN BACH MCMASTER (1852-1932) taught at the Wharton School of Finance and Economy at the University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, from 1883 to 1919. He also wrote Benjamin Franklin as a Man of Letters (1887).

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Settlement op oub Boundaries
259
The Rising West
267
The Highways of Trade asp Commerce
278
Politics from 1821 to 1845
294
Expansion of the Slave Area
321
The Territories become Slave Soil
347
Progress in the United States between 1840 and 1800
365
War for the Union 13011805
383

Life is the Colonies is 1763 03
110
The Struggle for Ineepenhence
126
Under the Articles of Confederation
159
Making the Constitution
165
Ocn Country is 1790 375
199
The Struggle for Neutrality
207
Struggle for Free Trams anb Sailors Bights
224
The Wab for Commercial Independence
238
Progress op oir Country between 1790 and 1815
241
War along the Coast and ox the Sea
410
The Cost of the War
419
cHArram paob
426
Politics from 1868 to 1880
445
Growth of the Northwest
454
APPENDIX
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constitution of the united states 8
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