American History Told by Contemporaries: National Expansion 1873 - 1845

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Albert Bushnell Hart
The Minerva Group, Inc., 2002 - 692 страници
Our historians in general deal less with Athe people than, with people, - less with the life and impressions of the average man than with the thoughts of brilliant leaders. The foundations of true historical knowledge of our past are the actual conditions of common life: of country, town, and city; of farmer, artisan, merchant and slaveholder; of church, school, and convention. It this book leads people to understand how their forefathers felt, it will have done its work.Naturally the largest episode in this volume is the building of the Federal Constitution. In this, as in other disputed questions, I have tried to give a fair representation to the various schools of thought: if some people were wrong-headed and illogical and unpatriotic, it is part of history to know what their arguments were and how they were refuted. In approaching the terrible contest over slavery the same method is adopted: the assailant, the champion, and the observer speaks, each for his own side.From the date at which this volume begins, the West assumed a life and character of its own; and this book brings out that abounding frontier life, that constructive political instinct, that force and energy, which are so notable in the development of the West and so important in our national history.Our forefathers did interesting things and left entertaining records. The story of our nation=s development is clearer for the suggestions made by these writers. They are prejudiced; they see but a part of what is going on; they leave many gaps; but, after all, they tell the story.The collection was selected and edited in 1900 by Albert Bushnell Hart, Professor of History at Harvard University, and a well-respected and published scholar

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PART I
1
Reprints and Collections
7
Useful Secondary Works
13
Benjamin Franklin
22
Jean Pierre Brissot de Warville
31
Edward Augustus Kendall
45
Doctor François André Michaux
71
27
80
Secretary Alexander Hamilton
289
William Prichard
295
FOREIGN RELATIONS
302
Doctor Nathaniel Ames
336
Columbian Centinel
343
Lucien Bonaparte
367
United States Senators
373
Commodore James Barron
395

François Jean Marquis de Chastellux
86
LieutenantGovernor Samuel Adams
93
31
97
PART III
120
Delegate James Madison
126
Governor Alexander Martin
147
TRADE AND COMMERCE
161
John Frederick Sackville Duke of Dorset
171
PART IV
177
General Benjamin Lincoln
191
Delegate William Pierce
205
Delegate Robert Yates
211
Delegate James Madison
221
Delegate Luther Martin
228
PAGE
233
Members of the House of Representatives
262
Members of the House of Representatives
269
PART V
282
106
283
PART VII
434
PAGE
459
Reverend John Heckewelder
467
The Spanish Treaty of 1819
481
NewEngland 1822
518
Alexis de Tocqueville
524
JACKSONIAN DEMOCRACY
531
Alexis de Tocqueville
553
ENLARGEMENT OF INTERCOURSE
561
Frederick Douglass
579
Reverend John Pierpont
589
ANTISLAVERY AND ABOLITION
595
New York Commercial Advertiser
602
SLAVERY AS A NATIONAL INSTITUTION
615
Samuel D Cochran
630
ANNEXATION OF TEXAS
637
211
657
390
658
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