This Country of Ours

by H.E. Marshall

Description:  Stories from the history of the United States beginning with a full account of exploration and settlement and ending with the presidency of Woodrow Wilson. The 99 chapters are grouped under 7 headings: Stories of Explorers and Pioneers, Stories of Virginia, Stories of New England, Stories of the Middle and Southern Colonies, Stories of the French in America, Stories of the Struggle for Liberty, and Stories of the United States under the Constitution.

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Ages:  10-14
Length:  615 pages
Format:  Paperback, Ebook
Illustrations:  Black and white (paperback),
                     Color (ebook)
Year published:  2006
ISBN:  978-1-59915-010-9
Genres:  History, American History

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Table of Contents

1. How the Vikings of Old Sought and Found New Lands

2. The Sea of Darkness and the Great Faith of Columbus

3. How Columbus Fared Forth upon the Sea of Darkness and Came to Pleasant Lands Beyond

4. How Columbus Returned in Triumph

5. How America Was Named

6. How the Flag of England Was Planted on the Shores of the New World

7. How the Flag of France Was Planted in Florida

8. How the French Founded a Colony in Florida

9. How the Spaniards Drove the French out of Florida

10. How a Frenchman Avenged the Death of His Countrymen

11. The Adventures of Sir Humphrey Gilbert

12. About Sir Walter Raleigh's Adventures in the Golden West

13. The Adventures of Captain John Smith

14. More Adventures of Captain John Smith

15. How the Colony Was Saved

16. How Pocahontas Took a Journey over the Seas

17. How the Redmen Fought against Their White Brothers

18. How Englishmen Fought a Duel with Tyranny

19. The Coming of the Cavaliers

20. Bacon's Rebellion

21. The Story of the Knights of the Golden Horseshoe

22. The Story of the Pilgrim Fathers

23. The Founding of Massachusetts

24. The Story of Harry Vane

25. The Story of Anne Hutchinson and the Founding of Rhode Island

26. The Founding of Harvard

27. How Quakers First Came to New England

28. How Maine and New Hampshire Were Founded

29. The Founding of Connecticut and War with the Indians

30. The Founding of New Haven

31. The Hunt for the Regicides

32. King Philip's War

33. How the Charter of Connecticut Was Saved

34. The Witches of Salem

35. The Founding of Maryland

36. How New Amsterdam Became New York

37. How a German Ruled New York

38. Pirates!

39. The Founding of New Jersey

40. The Founding of Pennsylvania

41. How Benjamin Franklin Came to Philadelphia

42. The Founding of North and South Carolina

43. War with the Indians in North and South Carolina

44. The Founding of Georgia

45. How the Mississippi Was Discovered

46. King William's War and Queen Anne's War

47. The Mississippi Bubble

48. How a Terrible Disaster Befell the British Army

49. The End of French Rule in America

50. The Rebellion of Pontiac

51. The Boston Tea-Party

52. Paul Revere's Ride—The Unsheathing of the Sword

53. The First Thrust—The Battle of Bunker Hill

54. The War in Canada

55. The Birth of a Great Nation

56. The Darkest Hour—Trenton and Princeton

57. Burgoyne's Campaign—Bennington and Oriskany

58. Burgoyne's Campaign—Bemis Heights and Saratoga

59. Brandywine—Germantown—Valley Forge

60. War on the Sea

61. The Battle of Monmouth—The Story of Captain Molly

62. The Story of a Great Crime

63. A Turning Point in the World's History

64. Washington First in War, First in Peace

65. Adams—How He Kept Peace with France

66. Jefferson—How the Territory of the United States Was Doubled

67. Jefferson—How the Door into the Far West Was Opened

68. Jefferson—About an American Who Wanted To Be a King

69. Madison—The Shooting Star and the Prophet

70. Madison—War with Great Britain

71. Monroe—The First Whispers of a Storm—Monroe's Famous Doctrine

72. Adams—The Tariff of Abominations

73. Jackson—"Liberty and Union, Now and Forever"—Van Buren—Hard Times

74. Harrison—The Hero of Tippecanoe

75. Tyler—Florida Becomes a State

76. Polk—How Much Land Was Added to the United States

77. Polk—The Finding of Gold

78. Taylor—Union or Disunion

79. Fillmore—The Underground Railroad

80. Pierce—The Story of "Bleeding Kansas"

81. Buchanan—The Story of the Mormons

82. Buchanan—The First Shots

83. Lincoln—From Bull Run to Fort Donelson

84. Lincoln—The Story of the First Battle between Ironclads

85. Lincoln—The Battle of Shiloh and the Taking of New Orleans

86. Lincoln—The Slaves Are Made Free

87. Lincoln—Chancellorsville—The Death of Stonewall Jackson

88. Lincoln—The Battle of Gettysburg

89. Lincoln—Grant's Campaign—Sheridan's Ride

90. Lincoln—Sherman's March to the Sea—Lincoln Re-elected President

91. Lincoln—The End of the War—The President's Death

92. Johnson—How the President Was Impeached

93. Grant—A Peaceful Victory

94. Hayes—Garfield—Arthur

95. Cleveland—Harrison—Cleveland

96. McKinley—War and Sudden Death

97. Roosevelt—Taft

98. Wilson—Troubles with Mexico

99. Wilson—The Great War

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