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American Historical Documents (The Harvard Classics Collector's… (original 1910; edition 1994)
by Charles W. Eliot (Editor)
American Historical Documents by Charles William Eliot (Editor) (1910)
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Harvard Classics (43)
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Harvard Classics Complete Set w/ Lectures and Guide [52 Volumes] by Charles William Eliot (indirect)
Harvard Classics Five Foot Shelf of Books & Shelf of Fiction 71 Volumes including Lecture Series by Charles William Eliot (indirect)
1910. This book places before the reader a selection of the most important documents which record in contemporary terms the great events in the history of the country. Beginning with the personal records of the earliest discoverers of the continent, the selection goes on to present the first attempts at organizing a machinery of government made by the first settlers of the New England colonies; proceeds to the landmarks of the struggle for independence and the formation of the Constitution; shows the laying of the foundation of national policies and of the interpretation of the Constitution; indicated by the texts of the treaties themselves the acquisition of each successive increase of territory; and reveals by the original state papers the main causes and effects of the wars in which the country has from time to time been engaged.
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