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UNITED STATES HISTORY REFERENCE BOOKS

NAME AUTHOR CONTENT
The New Century History of the United States Edward Eggleston A school textbook on United States History.  Published in 1904 and again in 1907 by the American Book Company.  Dr. Eggleston wrote several school history books.  This edition indicates it was revised in 1914 and entered at Stationers' Hall, London.  A very abbreviated set of text information on each chapter subject, with a summary and suggested reading at the end of each chapter and numerous illustrations.  Text is consistent with the viewpoints of the period and well-written.  A good beginner book for those unfamiliar with the history of our country.
School History of the United States John Bach McMaster

(Biography)

Formerly a civil engineer, McMaster became a professor at the University of Pennsylvania after the publication of the first volume of his eight-volume magnum opus, History of the People of the United States.  Other books written by McMaster are:  History of the People of the United States from the Revolution to the Civil War (1883-1913, nonfiction)  Benjamin Franklin as a Man of Letters (1887, biography) The United States in the World War (1918-20, nonfiction)

Published in 1897.  This book is full of wonderful illustrations and gives an easy-to-digest breakdown of the development of the United States from colonization to the election of President McKinley.  It is to be noted that the text is consistent with the viewpoints of the period.  This book was intended as a textbook for teachers (up through chapter 12.  After that you will get a blank page.  As each chapter is entered, you will be able to access it.)

UNITED STATES HISTORY REFERENCE BOOKS