T his sale is for an original 1895 edition of a COMPLETE 3 Volume SET of OUR COUNTRY. A HOUSEHOLD HISTORY OF THE UNITED STATES FOR ALL READERS by Benson J. P roudly offered is a COMPLETE! Edition of three antique hardcover pictorial volumes comprising the discovery of America through the Revolutionary War, pre and post-Civil War, including the INDIAN WARS. Being these volumes were updated through the years, history is being extended, highlighting various events of importance.
You can't get a better condensed, factual revelation on American History than this! Each volume is dedicated to important historical events, its successive stages and unity of achievements by which the grand result is the unity and freedoms Americans now enjoy today. It is a story of growth supported by picturesque ILLUSTRATIONS!!The History of the United States may properly be arranged in six distinct periods, under the respective heads of. THE WAR FOR INDEPENDENCE OR THE POLITICAL REVOLUTION. THE CIVIL WAR OR THE SOCIAL REVOLUTION. V olume I starts with a sketch of the several discoveries, actual and apocryphal, in America, which bear direct relations to the history of the Republic from the advent of the navigators of the North in the tenth and eleventh centuries, until Hudson and Champlain won their deserved honors. It also contains a history of the Indians found there. Continuing forward, events of several unsuccessful and successful efforts to plant settlements along the Atlantic coasts are notated, formatting the flourishing colonies to 1776.
Entering this time is the great struggle which resulted in the political independence of the United States and the establishment of a national government in 1789 by the union of the several States under one supreme central power. The exciting and deeply impressive account of the CIVIL WAR is explored, which resulted in a great social revolution by the abolition of slave-labor throughout the Republic. After 1860 the Indian wars continued but they now took place West of the Mississippi; the heaviest fighting occurred on the Great Plains, but there was also intermittent warfare in the Southwest and Northwest. In these conflicts most of the fighting was done by the regular army. A dditionally, historically important supplements are contained within Volume III such as the DECLARATION OF INDEPENDENCE , THE ARTICLES OF CONFEDERATION, THE U.CONSTITUTION and WASHINGTON'S FAREWELL ADDRESS. R eference tables from carefully compiled census are notated comprising a list of. PRESIDENTS AND CABINET OFFICERS FROM 1789 TO DATE OF PUBLICATION. STATISTICS OF TE POPULATION OF THE VARIOUS STATES. STATISTICS OF THE NATIONAL FINANCES, EXPORTS, IMPORTS ETC.
THE PUBLIC LANDS IN EACH STATE. THE PRODUCTS OF AGRICULTURE AND OF GOLD AND SILVER MINING. CHIEF BATTLES OF THE REVOLUTIONARY WAR, WAR OF 1812, THE MEXICAN WAR AND CIVIL WAR. A s you can see, there is a wealth of marvelous information and history -- too much to mention! I nterestingly, this book provides a review of the progress of the United States, from the inception of our nationality until the the latest edition of this publication.
T he accomplishments of our Republic in ALL departments have been marvelous; whether it is government, agriculture, minerals, manufactures and mechanic arts, education (especially in health) or religion. The advancements of our first one hundred plus years as a young nation proves to us today, despite whatever obstacles we face, to be faithful to the sacred trust committed to us from our forefathers! P ublished in 1895, this handsome three volume set is in GOOD+ CONDITION! For any age and especially for its age of 127 YEARS OLD!!! Each volume has numerous illustrations as well as FINE ENGRAVINGS ON STEEL!Including the Index, there are 2,020 fascinating pages of American History combined in this fabulous set! All volumes measure 8" X 10". A COMPLETE SET LIKE THIS COMES VERY RARELY SO. GET IT WHILE YOU CAN!!
Benson John Lossing (February 12, 1813 - June 3, 1891) was a prolific and popular American historian, known best for his illustrated books on the American Revolution and American Civil War and features in Harper's Magazine. He was a Charter Trustee of Vassar College.
In 1838, Lossing moved to New York City seeking greater opportunity as a journalist and illustrator. He edited and illustrated J.In 1846, he joined William Barritt in a wood engraving business that became one of the largest of such firms in New York. His illustrations appeared in the New York Mirror and several other periodicals. Around 1848, Lossing conceived the idea of writing a narrative sketchbook on the American Revolution. The first installment was published in Harper's New Monthly Magazine in 1850; the completed Pictorial Field-Book of the Revolution was published in 1853. To gather material for the work, Lossing traveled some 8,000 miles throughout the United States and Canada. As with his subsequent books, his pen and ink drawings served as the primary illustrations. The book won him critical acclaim and general reputation.
During and after the Civil War, Lossing toured the United States and the once Confederacy. On the basis of that research, he published a three-volume pictorial field book/history of the war, which is also presumed to be Matthew Brady's first collaboration in the use of his Civil War photographs as book illustrations. He was awarded an LLD by the University of Michigan in 1873.GET IT WHILE YOU CAN!! Please see our other books too! This item is in the category "Books & Magazines\Antiquarian & Collectible". The seller is "rebel_soldier" and is located in this country: US. This item can be shipped worldwide.