This primary quantity of serious concerns in American historical past -- 3 volumes of files that hide the background of the US from its payment to the current -- supplies us a beneficiant sampling from the key political controversies within the Colonial interval. integrated are such records as Richard Hakluyt's "Discourse of Western Planting" (1584), "Letter from Christopher Columbus to the King and Queen of Spain" (undated, most likely 1694), "The 3rd Virginia constitution" (1612), Thomas Paine's "Common experience" (1776) and "The announcement of independence" (July four, 1776). every one has an explanatory headnote, and there are short common introductions that set the decisions of their historic context.

In order to slot either Colonial and Early nationwide classes, records overlaying 1765-1776 seem on the finish of this quantity and back in the beginning of quantity II.

Volume II From the Revolution to the Civil conflict, 1765-1865 Edited by means of Richard Hofstadter

Volume III From Reconstruction to the current Day, 1864-1981

Edited through Richard Hofstadter and Beatrice ok. Hofstadter

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