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"On the 17th of June (1673), they saw on their right the broad meadows, bounded in the distar ce by rugged hills, where now stands the town of Prairie du Chien. Before them, a wild and rapid current coursed athwart their way, by the foot of lofty heights wrappeQ thick in forests. They had found what they sought, and with a joy, writes Marquetta, · which I cannot express,' they steered forth their canoes on the eddies of the Mississippi." - PARKMAN

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A Junior Class History of the United States, Illustrated with hundreds of portraits, views, maps, etc. 306 pages. 16mo.

A New Grammar School History of the United States. Sapplemented by maps, engravings, chronological summaries, tabulated analyses, review questions, appendix, etc. 360 pages. 12mo.

A Grammar School History of the United States. Annotated; and illustrated with numerous portraits and views, and with more than forty maps, many of which are colored. 340 pages. 16mo.

A Pictorial School History of the United States. Fully illustrated with maps, portraits, vignettes, etc. 439 pages. 12mo.

A Popular School History of the United States, in which are inserted, as a part of the narrative, selections from the writings of eminent American historians, and other American writers of note. Fully illustrated with maps, colored and plain; portraits, views, etc. 381 pages. 12mo.

A Manual of General History. Illustrated with numerous engravings and with beautifully colored maps showing the changes in the political divisions of the world, and giving the location of important places. 500 pages. 12mo.

A New Manual of General History, with particular attention to Ancient and Modern Civilization. With numerous engravings and colored maps. 685 pages. 12mo. Also, in two parts. Part I. ANCIENT HISTORY: 300 pages. Part II. MODERN HISTORY: 385 pages.

A School History of England. Illustrated with numerous engravings and with colored maps showing the geographical changes in the country at different periods. 378 pages. 12mo.

A Short Course in English History. With numerous engravings and maps. 215

pages. 12mo. A School History, of France. Illustrated with numerous engravings, colored and uncolored maps. 373 pages. 12mo.

A History of Rome. Amply illustrated with maps, plans, and engravings. 554 pages. By R. F. LEIGHTON, Ph.D. (Lips.).

A School History of Greece. In preparation.

Anderson's Bloss's Ancient History. Illustrated with engravings, colored maps, and a chart. 445 pages. 12mo.

The Historical Reader, embracing selections in prose and verse, from standard writers of Ancient and Modern History; with a Vocabulary of Difficult Words, and Biographical and Geographical Indexes. 544 pages. 12mo

The United States Reader, embracing selections from eminent American bistorians, orators, statesmen, and poets, with explanatory obsergations, notes, etc. Arranged so as to form a Class-manual of United States biistory. Illustrated with colored historical maps. 436 pages. 12mo. EFFINGHAM MAYNARD & Co., Publishers,


Copyright, 1874, by John J. Anderson.


This work is designed, as its title indicates, for elementary classes. The narrative is brief and simple. Expressions not easily intelligible by pupils of a grade sufficiently advanced to commence the study of history, have been carefully avoided ; but, at the same time, no attempt has been made to lower the style to the grade of a book for the nursery.

All the important facts in the history of our country have been included in the text. Additional statements, referring to certain matters of detail—interesting incidents, anecdotes, biographical sketches, etc.—are supplied by notes. These, when read in connection with the text, cannot fail to make the study of the history more entertaining to the young pupil, and will aid in durably impressing upon his memory the main facts of the history.

The arrangement is adapted to the topical method of recitation—the best for history, since this branch of study should, as far as possible, be made the means of training the pupil so that he may acquire the habit of full, ready, and accurate expression. Hence, verbatim repetition should be discouraged, and the general topical headings at the commencement of the paragraphs used as much as possible at first, the questions at the foot of the page being employed, when necessary, to bring out a fuller statement by the pupil.

The manner in which the dates have been inserted will commend itself to the good sense of the teacher. Only those of importance are given, and not generally so as to form an essential part of the narrative.

The maps and map questions will prove a very valuable aid in explaining the text where places are referred to; since no clear knowledge of historical facts can be obtained without a distinct acquaintance with the location of the places with which they are connected. The plan, in this respect, pursued by the Author in his previously-published works, has been carefully adhered to in this.

Most of the illustrations have been engraved specially for this work, and will, it is believed, not only serve to render it attractive to young minds, but will aid very greatly in deepening the impression made by the narrative.

As a supplement to the series of School Histories previously presented by the Author to the public, it is hoped that this book may supply the demand, now so urgent, for a brief and simple, yet complete, manual of United States History.

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