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History Of America Revolution Revolutionary Civil Indian War Slavery Us Old West For Sale
This sale is for an original 1892 edition of a complete 3 Volume Set of "OUR COUNTRY. A HOUSEHOLD HISTORY OF THE UNITED STATES FOR ALL READERS" by Benson J. Lossing.
WHAT AN AWESOME SET!!!
Proudly offered is aCOMPLETE!edition of three antique hardcover pictorial volumes comprising the discovery of America through the Revolutionary War, pre and postCivil War,includingthe INDIAN WARS. Being these volumes were updated through the years, history is being extended, highlighting various events of importance.You can't get a better condensed, factualrevelation on American History than this! Each volume is dedicated to important historical events, its successive stages and unity of achievements by which the grand result is the unity and freedoms Americans now enjoy today. It is a story of growth supported by picturesque ILLUSTRATIONS!!!
The History of the United States may properly be arranged in six distinct periods, under the respective heads of:
** DISCOVERIES **
** SETTLEMENTS **
** COLONIES **
** THE WAR FOR INDEPENDENCE OR THE POLITICAL REVOLUTION **
** THE NATION **
** THE CIVIL WAR OR THE SOCIAL REVOLUTION **
** THE INDUSTRIAL AGE **
Volume I starts with a sketch of the several discoveries, actual and apocryphal, in America, which bear direct relations to the history of the Republic from the advent of the navigators of the North in the tenth and eleventh centuries, until Hudson and Champlain won their deserved honors. It also contains a history of the Indians found there. Continuing forward, events of several unsuccessful and successful efforts to plant settlements along the Atlantic coasts are notated, formatting the flourishing colonies to 1776. Entering this time is the great struggle which resulted in the political independence of the United States and the establishment of a national government in 1789 by the union of the several States under one supreme central power.
Over the next 70+ years, accounts of the progress of the new nation are reported in great detail, such as the events of the early conflicts of theINDIAN WARS, THE WAR OF 1812 and the war with MEXICO from 1846-1848. The exciting and deeply impressive account of the CIVIL WAR is explored, which resulted in a great social revolution by the abolition of slave-labor throughout the Republic.After 1860 the Indianwars continued but they now took place West of the Mississippi; the heaviest fighting occurred on the Great Plains, but there was also intermittent warfare in the Southwest and Northwest. In these conflicts most of the fighting was done by the regular army. Advancing forward, theconsideration offemale suffrage comes into question, the inauguration of President Garfield and his assassination are mentioned, a new chapter in the state of the country has arisen: American citizenship, the financial crisis of 1884, Civil Service Reform. The political changes in leadership as well as the death of Civil War heroes progress throughout the end of Volume III. In the fall of 1886, a ceremony took place which rose to the dignity of a national event - THE STATUE OF LIBERTY, a gift from France- where she still is standing in New York Harbor today.
Indian outbreaks and hostilities were still very active - therewas the murderof SITTING BULL in 1890 and shortly thereafter, the Indians final surrender.
Additionally, historical important supplements are contained within Volume III such as the DECLARATION OF INDEPENDENCE, THE ARTICLES OF CONFEDERATION, THEU. S. CONSTITUTION and WASHINGTON'S FAREWELL ADDRESS.
Reference tables from carefully compiled census arenotated comprisinga list of:
PRESIDENTS AND CABINET OFFICERS FROM 1789 TO DATE OF PUBLICATION
STATISTICS OF TE POPULATION OF THE VARIOUS STATES
STATISTICS OF THE NATIONAL FINANCES, EXPORTS, IMPORTS ETC.
THE PUBLIC LANDS IN EACH STATE, THE PRODUCTS OF AGRICULTURE AND OF GOLD AND SILVER MINING
CHIEF BATTLES OF THE REVOLUTIONARY WAR, WAR OF 1812, THE MEXICAN WAR AND CIVIL WAR.
As you can see, there is a wealth of marvelous information and history -- too much to mention!
Interestingly, this book provides a review of the progress of the United States, from the inception of our nationality until the latest edition of this publication.
The accomplishments of our Republic in ALL departments have been marvelous; whether it is government, agriculture, minerals, manufactures and mechanic arts, education (especially inhealth)or religion. The advancements of our first one hundredplusyears as a young nation proves to us today, despite whatever obstacles we face, to be faithful to the sacred trust committed to us from our forefathers!
Published in 1892, this handsome three volume set is inGOODCONDITION for any age and especially for its age of 121 YEARS OLD!!! ALL PAGES ARE PRESENT!!! and tightly bound with no stray markings. There are no destructive tears, just some fore edge chipping on a few pages.Its most notable imperfection is the interior hinges have been neatly reinforced with archival Tyvek tape made exclusively for the task. Each volume has numerous illustrations as well as FINE ENGRAVINGS ON STEEL! Including the Index, there are 2,020 fascinating pages of American History combined in this fabulous set! This volume set features lovely pictorial spines and covers with bright marbled end papers and page edges; beautifully preserved and presented for its new historian collector.All volumesmeasures 8" X 10". A COMPLETE SET LIKE THIS COMES VERY RARELY SO…GET IT WHILE YOU CAN!!!
ABOUT THE AUTHOR:
Benson John Lossing (February 12, 1813 – June 3, 1891) was a prolific and popular American historian, known best for his illustrated books on the American Revolution and American Civil War and features in Harper's Magazine. He was a Charter Trustee of Vassar College. In 1838, Lossing moved to New York City seeking greater opportunity as a journalist and illustrator. He edited and illustrated J.S. Rothchild's weekly Family Magazine 1839-1841 and launched his literary career with the publication of his Outline of the History of Fine Arts. In 1846, he joined William Barritt in a wood engraving business that became one of the largest of such firms in New York. His illustrations appeared in the New York Mirror and several other periodicals. During this time, Lossing sat for a portrait by Thomas Seir Cummings (1804–1894), now in the collection of the Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York City. Around 1848, Lossing conceived the idea of writing a narrative sketchbook on the American Revolution. The first installment was published in Harper's New Monthly Magazine in 1850; the completed Pictorial Field-Book of the Revolution was published in 1853. To gather material for the work, Lossing traveled some 8,000 miles throughout the United States and Canada. As with his subsequent books, his pen and ink drawings served as the primary illustrations. The book won him critical acclaim and general reputation. During and after the Civil War, Lossing toured the United States and the once Confederacy. On the basis of that research, he published a three-volume pictorial field book/history of the war, which is also presumed to be Matthew Brady's first collaboration in the use of his Civil War photographs as book illustrations. In 1860-1861, the London Art Journal featured a series of Lossing's articles describing the history and scenery of the Hudson Valley; the illustrated articles were published in 1866 under the title The Hudson: From the Wilderness to the Sea. He was awarded an LLD by the University of Michigan in 1873.
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