A First Book in American History

by Edward Eggleston

Description: Introduction to American History through a series of captivating stories of illustrious figures from Columbus to Lincoln. Often arising from humble beginnings and with many obstacles to surmount, they became explorers, inventors and statesmen, exhibiting ingenuity, persistence, fortitude, courage, and integrity along the way. These unforgettable stories will do much to awaken the reader's interest in American History. Numerous illustrations accompany the text, some suggesting a vivid conception of the narrative while others convey additional information. Bird's-eye maps showing the topography will be of special interest.

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Ages:  10-12
Length:  224 pages
Format:  Paperback 
Illustrations:  Black and white
Year published:  2021
ISBN:  978-1-63334-156-2
Genres:  History, American History

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Table of Contents

1. The Early Life of Columbus
2. How Columbus Discovered America
3. Columbus after the Discovery of America
4. John Cabot and His Son Sebastian
5. Captain John Smith
6. More about Captain John Smith
7. The Story of Pocahontas
8. Henry Hudson
9. Captain Myles Standish
10. Myles Standish and the Indians
11. William Penn
12. King Philip
13. Captain Church in Philip's War
14. Bacon and His Men
15. Boyhood of Franklin
16. Franklin, the Printer

17. The Great Doctor Franklin

18. Young George Washington
Washington in the French War
20. Washington in the Revolution
21. Victory at Yorktown and Washington as President
22. Thomas Jefferson
23. Daniel Boone
24. Robert Fulton and the Steamboat
25. William Henry Harrison
26. Andrew Jackson
27. Morse and the Telegraph
28. How the Telegraph Became Successful
29. Early Life of Abraham Lincoln
30. Lincoln in Public Life
31. Something about the Civil War
32. Something about the Spanish War
33. How the Unted States Became Larger

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