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BARNES’ BRIEF HISTORY OF THE UNITED STATES.
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1. Brevity. The text, other than appended national documents and the census of 1880, makes but 303 pages; and is within the most limited period allowable for instruction in American history.
2. Comprehensiveness. Has the pith of all large histories. See example, “English explorations,” pages 34-39.
3. Arrangement. By six epochs; each followed by a chronological summary, a list of choice reference and reading books, and a sketch of national territorial development during the epoch considered.
4. Footnotes. With biographies of persons referred to in text. See Columbus, page 20; Raleigh, page 36; Putnam, page 108; Lafayette, page 119; Franklin, page 127; Pulaski, page 129; Jackson, page 175; Adams, page 154; Buchanan, page 196; Garfield, page 300.
5. Dates. Given in text, and associated with that and the footnotes.
6. Impartiality. All sectional, partisan, or denominational views are avoided.
7. Maps. Elegant, distinct, and colored. See “Early discoveries,” page 18, and pages 100-149, etc.
8. Illustrations. Numerous, well suited, and artistic.
9. Questions. At back of book, respecting each epoch.
10. Historical Recreations. Questions that bring out the historic biography, and especially fix characters, events, and places, in the minds of youth.
A complete index closes the volume.
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In One Superb Royal Octavo Volume of 800 Pages, Illustrated with 320 Wood Engravings and 14 Steel Plates.
From the discovery of America to the accession of President Arthur.
(A choice Reference Book for Teachers in the use of Barnes’ Brief United States School History.)
PART I. Mound Builders; Colonial Settlement; Explorations; Conflicts; Manners; Customs; Education; Religion, etc. etc. Political differences with Great Britain.
PART II. Resistance to the Acts of Parliament; Resentment of British Policy, and the War for American Independence.
PART III. From the Election of President Washington to that of Lincoln; The Expansion and Growth of the Republic; Domestic Issues and Foreign Policy.
PART IV. The Civil War and the End of Slavery.
PART V. The New Era of the Restored Union; Measures of Reconstruction; the Decade of Centennial Jubilation, and the Accession of President Arthur.