Illustrated School History of the United States and the Adjacent Parts of America: From the Earliest Discoveries to the Present Time ...

D. Appleton & Company, 1864 - 460 páginas

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I really enjoyed reading this book (actually my version was the 1870 version, which included Lincoln's assassination, Andrew Johnson's term, and a note right that the end that Grant was just inaugurated).
The author divided his history of America into four main Periods: 1-Aboriginal, 2-Colonial, 3-Revolutionary, and 4-Constitutional.
The Aboriginal Period pre-1492 (32pp) touches on the Native-Americans' origins, the major tribes, languages, remains and descriptions.
The Colonial Period 1475-1775 (160pp) begins with Columbus' discovery up to the "Causes of the American Revolution." He devotes many entire sections to the various colonies, as well as regions (e.g., New England). Of course, he covers the several wars during this period, but he also delves into other areas of the period, such as explorations and settlements of the various foreign countries, the conditions of life of various peoples in the colonies, Indian history, Jesuit missionaries, witchcraft, and the general "State of Society in the Colonies." His "Causes of the Revolution" is most easy to follow, as is his entire book on the whole.
Throughout the book, even though Mr. Quackenbos focuses on the United States (per se), he often touches on Canada, Mexico, Central and South America.
The Revolutionary Period 1775-1788 (109pp) is primarily the course of the War from Lexington to the Seige of Yorktown, ending with the "Formation of a Federal Constitution."
The Constitutional Period 1789-March 4, 1869 (Grant's inauguration) (199pp) devotes one or more chapters to each President (sometimes one chapter is devoted to two Presidents when one perhaps served only a month in office till he died). Using such method, the author brings us more or less chronologically from the historical events during Washington's Presidency all the way through the administration of Andrew Johnson. One unusual part to follow was the Civil War, for as the law was at the time forcing former secessionists (the common persons to governors) to swear their allegiance to the U.S., the author covers the Civil War (which had only ended five years before this version was written) from the point of view of the Unionists. However, he does cover basically all the major battles.
All-in-all, I thoroughly enjoyed reading in 2011 the history of our country from the point of view of 1870. Since the book was written to be used in classrooms, he has made it quite easy to read, yet very interesting. I enjoyed it.


Washingtons Retreat Battle of White Plains
Battles of Trenton and Princeton
La Fayettes Arrival Tryon in ConnecticutCapture of Gen Prescott
Burgoynes Campaign and Surrender
XII Movements of Howe and Washington in 1777
The American Army at Valley Forge
Campaign of 1778 Monmouth Newport Savannah Wyoming
Campaign of 1779 Movements in South Carolina Capture of Stony PointSullivans Indian Expedition Siege of Savannah Paul Jones
Campaign of 1780 Fall of Charleston Partisan Warfare in the South Battle of Camden
Arnolds Treachery Battle of Kings Mountain
Campaign of 1781 The Cowpens Guilford Court House NinetySix Eutaw Springs
CHAPTER PAGE CHAPTER XIX Siege of Yorktown Surrender of Cornwallis
End of the Revolutionary War
Formation of a Federal Constitution
John Adams Administration 17971801
Jeffersons Administration 18011809
Madisons Administration from 1809 to 1812
Madisons Administration continued 1812 844
Madisons Administration continued 1813
Madisons Administration continued 18141817
Monroes Administration 18171825 890
John Quincy Adams Administration 18251829 897
Jacksons Administration 18291837
Van Burens Administration 18371841
Administration of Harrison and Tyler 18411845
Polks Administration 18451849
Administration of Taylor and Fillmore 18491853
Pierces Administration 18531857
XVL Buchanans Administration 1857
Present condition of the United States

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