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American Historical Documents (The Harvard Classics Collector's… (original 1910; edition 1994)

by Charles W. Eliot (Editor)

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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.… (more)
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Title:American Historical Documents (The Harvard Classics Collector's Edition)
Authors:Charles W. Eliot (Editor)
Info:Grolier Enterprises Corp (1994), Edition: 1994 Registered, 462 pages
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Includes the text of American historical documents from 1000 to 1904; including The voyages to Vinland (c. 1000), The Letter of Columbus to Luis de Sant Angel announcing his discovery (1493), Amerigo Vespucci's Account of his first voyage (1497), John Cabot's discovery of North America (1497), First Charter of Virgina (1606), The Mayflower Compact (1620), and more.
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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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