Lossing's History of The United States 1881

Lossing's History of The United States 1881
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    Original Edition  1881  Rare

Publisher-Printing Location: Murphy & McCarthy Westminster Street, Providence, R. I  Date: 1881  Size and Page Count: 7" X 10" Tall 806 pages: by American Historian Benson J. Lossing, LL.D.

Condition: -Good- Leather Bound with decorative blind stampings in boards and spine, ribbed spine with gilt lettering, gilt edges, some wear on corners, inside of hindges cracked, loose, water stain on Lincoln portrait page 720, water stain on edge of frontispiece, end pages have tears, yellowing from age with little foxing. Complete

Illustrations Information:Frontispiece of George Washington with tissue. 400 Engravings, 388 Wood Cuts and 12 Steel Plate some full page, some small. (Lossing, along with being a Historian, was also an illustrator and had a hand in many of these engravings)

-------- An excellent opportunity for the collector, researcher or historian ---------

Title Page: A family History of the United States from the Discovery of the American Continent to The Present Time 


This work has been prepared with great care, for the purpose of supplying a want long felt by the reading public, and especially by Heads of Families. Every important event in the history of the United States, from the Aboriginal period to the present time, is presented in a concise, but perspicuous and comprehensive manner, without giving those minute and often tedious details, which are valuable to the student, but irksome to the common reader. The History of our Republic is herein popularized, and adapted to the use of those who may not find leisure to peruse more extensive works upon the subject. The materials have been drawn from the earlier, most elaborate, and most reliable historians and chroniclers of our continent. The work is constructed upon a new plan, which, it is believed, will be found to be the most acceptable yet offered to the public, for obtaining, with facility, and fixing in the memory, a knowledge of the great events of our truly wonderful history. And having visited a greater portion of the localities made memorable by important occurrences in our country, the writer claims, in that particular, an advantage over his predecessors in this special field, for he has been able to correct errors and give truthful impressions of things and events. An endeavor has also been made to show the cause of every important event,...........

The arrangement of the work is new. It is in six Periods, each commencing where the history naturally divides into distinct epochs.

  • The first Period exhibits a general view of the Aboriginal race who occupied the continent when the Europeans came.
  • The second is a record of all the Discoveries and preparations for settlement, made by individuals and governments.
  • The third delineates the progress of all the Settlements until colonial governments were formed.
  • The fourth tells the story of these Colonies from their infancy to maturity, and illustrates the continual development of Democratic ideas and Republican tendencies which finally resulted in a political confederation.
  • The fifth has a full account of the important events of the "War for Independence, and the
  • sixth gives a concise history of the Republic from its formation to the present time.
  • The Supplement contains the Articles of Confederation and the National Constitution. ....

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