Story of the Great Republic

Story of the Great Republic

by Helene A. Guerber, Allen O. Miller (Editor)
Publisher: Nothing New Press
©2002, Item: 6290
Softcover, 252 pages
Price: $23.95

Historical Setting: War for American Independence

From the end of the War for Independence through the administration of William McKinley, The Story of the Great Republic retells as an engaging narrative the history of the United States of America through the 19th century. It describes the struggles of the new nation under the Articles of Confederation until the formation of the Constitution, and talks about the administration of Washington and other Presidents through the 19th century. The exploration of the American continent, westward expansion, and the wars of the 19th century are all discussed, as is the rise and influence of American ingenuity, technology, and society. You will meet the brave and the wise; the foolish and the proud: Alexander Hamilton, Aaron Burr, Stephen Decatur, Elbridge Gerry, Francis Scott Key, Tecumseh, Andrew Jackson, Marcus Whitman, Noah and Daniel Webster, Sam Houston, Abraham Lincoln, Robert E. Lee, Booker T. Washington, and Sitting Bull, to name a few.

Miss Guerber writes, "No pains have been spared to interest children in the history of their country, to explain its gradual development, to teach them to love, honor, and emulate our heroes, and to make them so familiar with the lives and sayings of famous Americans that they will have no difficulty in understanding the full meaning of the numerous historical allusions so frequently found in the newspapers and elsewhere. While a special effort has been made to cultivate a spirit of fairness and charity in dealing with every phase of our history, the writer's main object has been to make good men and women of the rising generation, as well as loyal Americans."

The Story of the Great Republic includes additional maps, a comprehensive timeline of events and people encountered in the story, a bibliography, and a recommended reading list, which coordinates the corresponding chapters in Great Republic with wonderful "living books": non-fiction, biographies, literature, and historical fiction.

Additional Information

Read Chapter XXII: Whitman's Ride

Read Chapter XLV: The Battle of Gettysburg

Read Chapter LXIV: Death of Garfield

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