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This book is intended to be used as a supplementary historical reader for the sixth to ninth grades, or for any other pupils from twelve to sixteen years of age. It is also designed for collateral reading in connection with the study of a formal text-book on early American history.

The period here included is the first fifty years of US national life. No attempt has been made, however, to present a connected account, or to furnish a bird's-eye view, of this half century.

The subjects have been arranged in chronological order. In a number of instances grade six students learned that, in the first reading, some of the stories were less difficult than others. From the nature of the subject-matter this is inevitable. For instance, it was found easier and doubtless more interesting, to read "The Patriot Spy" and "A Daring Exploit" before beginning "The Hero of Vincennes" and "The Crisis." "Old Ironsides" will at first probably appeal to more young people than "The Final Victory."

It is suggested that teachers, after becoming familiar with the general scope of this book and gauging the capabilities of their pupils, should, if they find it for the best interests of their classes, change the order of the chapters for the first reading. But in the second, or review reading, they should follow the chronological order.

The attention of educators is called to the questions (& answer sheets) for review, the pronunciation of proper names, and the reference books and supplementary reading in American history mentioned after the chapters. The index is made full for purposes of reference and review.

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Edwina M March 17, 2014 1:48 am UTC
I've tried to read the previews, to see which American Heros are covered. Mostly what each chapter is called or who is covered in each chapter. The Full Sized Preview won't open at all and the quick preview print is so small that I can't really read anything. Can you give me a list of the chapter headings? We're trying to teach our autistic son about American History, especially Jamestown to pre-American Revolution right now and plan quite a bit about the American Revolution next but need to get past this part of history first so that's the period I'm mostly concerned with right now so I would be happy with just that part and the knowledge there's more after that.
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donnette D March 19, 2014 11:05 am UTC
Dear Edwina, many thanks for your feedback and the email. I have sent you a complimentary copy.


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This title was added to our catalog on February 15, 2011.