Note: Many of my clients are scholars and historians seeking specific information related to their research. For their convenience I include the following details directly from this book. Historical Subject Matter Discussed/Illustrated in this Work (Partial Only, See Full Contents in Photos Below): United States History America Liberty Declaration of Independence Constitution Two Volume Set Illustrated Gilt Victorian Binding Native American Indians De Soto Florida James Cartier Expedition St. Lesters HISTORY OF THE UNITED STATES.
Published in 1883 by P. Two 9 x 6 volumes, decorated with gilt. Volume I = 482 pages. Volume II = 624 pages. Condition: VERY GOOD ANTIQUE CONDITION.Exteriors as shown in photos. Text is clean and complete.
No torn, loose or missing pages. Great antique American history set. This is a handsome 1883 two-volume history of the United States. In words and numerous illustrations it traces the progress of our great nation, from exploration and settlement through the Civil War and beyond, chronicling all the triumphs, determination, sacrifice and bloodshed that were poured into making the United States the greatest country in the world. The native inhabitants, the early explorers, the Pilgrims and Puritans, colonial Indian Wars, the Salem Witchcraft delusion, wars with the Dutch, French and British, the Revolutionary War, the War of 1812, the slavery question and the Civil War theyre all here in these two volumes.
All of the major events in the history of our nation along with all the brave men and women who made them happen and who continue to inspire us today are honored in this stately set. To give you a better idea of the breadth and scope of this antique two-volume set, I have provided some helpful details below, starting with a thorough summary of the Contents.As you read these summaries, youll get a stronger feel for the historical landscape that Mr. Lester covers in his HISTORY OF THE UNITED STATES. FROM COLUMBUS TO THE DECLARATION OF INDEPENDENCE. SECTION FIRST DISCOVERIES: Europe Before America was Discovered Voyages and Discoveries of the Cabots The Memorable Year of Discovery, 1498 Irrepressible Spirit of Adventure Search for the Elixir of Life in Florida First Robbery of Men on American Soil Magnificent Expedition of De Soto De Soto Discovers the Mississippi Verrazannis Discoveries on the Amreican Coast The Harbors of Newport and Boston James Cartiers Expedition from France Cartier Ascends the St. Lawrence Francis De La Roques Expedition The Protestant Reformation Colignys Huguenot Colony in Florida Coligny Sends a Second Expedition Melendez sent to Exterminate the Huguenots St. Augustine founded The Huguenots Perish Englands Throne Under Elizabeth. SECTION THIRD STRUGGLE FOR THE EMPIRE OF AMERICA: Spain France England and the Americans Causes of the Seven Years' War Claims to the Region of New France French and American Population compared Washington begins his Military Career First Bloodshed in the Seven Years' War Franklin in the First American Congress Campaign of Zeal of the Colonists Terrible doom of Acadia Defeat and Death of General Braddock Gen Johnson's Expedition to Lake George War Formally Proclaimed Against France Montcalm Victorious at the North Fatal Policy of the British Ministry Pitt called to the Head of the Empire The Rendezvous on Lake George Abercrombie's Defeat Death of Howe The Capture of Fort Duquesne Pitt's Noble Conduct towards the Colonies Loss of Fort Niagara Fatal to the French Death of Wolfe and Montcalm Close of the Seven Years' War Conspiracy and Death of Pontiac Significance of the Seven Years' War. SECTION FOURTH THE INTERVAL FROM THE CLOSE OF THE CONFLICT WITH FRANCE, TO THE BEGINNING OF THE STRUGGLE WITH ENGLAND: A National Epic on the Interval Moulding of Our National Character The Leaders of the Human Race Second Race of National Moulders. SECTION FIFTH THE SECOND RACE OF MOULDERS OF AMERICAN CHARACTER AND INSTITUTIONS: Character of Benjamin Franklin Catalogue of Franklin's Deeds Franklin's Services to Mankind Lord Brougham's Judgment of Franklin Mirabeau's Eulogy on Franklin Jonathan Edwards of Connecticut Ancestry of Edwards Life and Genius of Edwards His Moral and Intellectual Character Edwards and Webster Compared John Wesley in Westminster Abbey Early Life and Studies of Wesley The Foundations of Methodism Laid Triumphs of Wesley's Last Days James Otis of Massachusetts Beginning of Otis's Career Rights of the Colonies Asserted and Proved Dohertys Description Otis the Father of the Stamp Act Congress First Blast of the Revolution Revolutionary Speech of Otis Patrick Henry of Virginia Hero Worship in Biographers Youth of Patrick Henry Henry's Poverty and Early Struggles Henry is Admitted to the Bar Henry's Triumph in the Parson's Case His Election to the House of Burgesses Henry's Five Resolutions Terrific Power of Henry's Eloquence He Reaches the Summit of Glory Institutions of Learning in the Colonies. SECTION SIXTH INSTITUTIONS OF LEARNING IN THE COLONIES: The First American College Founded Early History of Harvard College Great Men Sent Out from Harvard William and Mary College Its Struggles and Triumphs National Injustice towards William and Mary Yale College Early History of Yale College Its Great Contributions to Learning The College of New Jersey Its Benefactors and Illustrious Men King's College now Columbia Its Founders and Early Friends Its Fortunes during the Revolution King's becomes Columbia College Present Condition of Columbia The University of Pennsylvania Rhode Island College Brown University Its Succession of Eminent Men Its Present Resources and Standing Rutger's College Its Struggles Rewarded Its Reorganization and Permanent Endowments Origin of Dartmouth College Dartmouth Refounded by Daniel Webster What Dartmouth has Done for the World The Library Company of Philadelphia The Redwood Library Bishop Berkeley Dr Channing in the Redwood Library History of the Redwood Library The New York Society Library Charleston Library.
SECTION SEVENTH DAWN OF THE REVOLUTION: Tokens of its Approach Causes which immediately led to the Declaration of Independence Profound Loyalty of the Colonists Affection of our Forefathers for England How England alienated her Colonies Passage of the Stamp Act The Colonies go into Mourning The Provincial Congress Franklin at the Bar of Commons Struggle for Liberty in Parliament Repeal of the Stamp Act Fresh Aggressions on the Colonies The Tea thrown into Boston Harbor Sympathy with Massachusetts Spirit of Independence in Virginia Meeting of the Continental Congress Characteristics of the Principal Delegates Proceedings of the Continental Congress The Solemnity of the Occasion Chatham's Defence of America First Blood of the Revolution Capture of Ticonderoga and Crown Point Mecklenberg Declaration of Independence Preparations for Battle The Day of Bunker Hill Webster's Description of the Battle Fifty Years after the Battle Webster's Bunker Hill Oration Washington appointed Commander-in-Chief Washington sets out for Cambridge Washington's Reception in New York The four Major-Generals appointed Jealousy of Military Power People in Arms not an Army Virginia leads the Grand Insurrection Franklin appointed Postmaster-General The Olive Branch rejected by the King Foreign Mercenaries employed Help asked from Catharine of Russia Russia our Natural Ally Congress begins to build a Navy Invasion of Canada determined on Arnold's March through the Wilderness Death of Montgomery English Talent sides with America Final Separation approaching The American Flag first raised Washington marches to New York Patriotism and Valor of South Carolina Chivalry of Jasper Early History of Thomas Paine Influence of Paine' s Political Writings His Characteristics as a Writer Paine's Influence in the Army Public Testimonials for his Services to the Nation. SECOND PERIOD - CONSOLIDATION AND STATESMANSHIP FROM THE DECLARATION OF INDEPENDENCE, TO THE CLOSE OF THE SECOND WAR WITH ENGLAND. SECTION FIRST DECLARATION OF INDEPENDENCE: Lee's Resolution for Independence The great Debate in Secret Session The Morning of the Fourth of July John Adams' last Argument for the Declaration Declaration of Independence Eight pages Final Adoption of the Declaration Reception of the Declaration by the Army Its Reception by the People Its Reception by Mankind Its Reception by our Enemies How could the Declaration be made good Resources of the Countrys Agriculture and Population Revolutionary Troops and Militia Elements of the Revolutionary War The Empire to crush the Republic The Battle of Long Island Washington's Address to the Army The Retreat from Long Island How the Retreat was conducted Death of Hale, the American Spy Results of the Brooklyn Disaster Discouraging Condition of the Army Neetmok Contrast between the contending Parties Last Four Dark Months Trying Position of Washington Bad Character of General Lee Washington crosses the Hudson Fall of Fort Washington Terrible Loss Disloyalty of General Lee Washington's Retreat through the Jerseys Darkest Hours of the Revolution The British Army reaches the Delaware Alarm in Philadelphia Flight of Congress to Baltimore A deeper Gloom over the Country Approaching doom of the Hessians Washington's plan for saving the Nation The Leader's Advice taken.SECTION THIRD STATE BUILDING: Thirteen Independent Democratic Commonwealths founded Training of American Statesmen Constitutions of the Thirteen States Constitutions of N H, S C, R I, Conn, Va, NJ Constitutions of Del, Penn, Md, N C, Ga, NY. SECTION FOURTH: Preparations of the British for the Campaign of 1777 Germany scoured for more Troops Tryon's Foray into Connecticut Expeditions to Sag Harbor and Newport An Embassy to France First Interview with Vergennes What America asked of Louis Embarkation of Lafayette Sprague's Welcome to Lafayette Lafayette's Career delineated Why he espoused our Cause Burgoyne's projected Invasion Investment of Ticonderoga Victory of Bennington Heroism of Stark and Warner A Bloody raid on the Mohawk Indian atrocities Miss M'Crea massacred Schuyler superseded Burgoyne's extremity Burgoyne prepares for Battle First Battle of Bemis's Heights Burgoyne's last Battle Burgoyne's Surrender Consequences of the Northern Victories Effect of the News in Europe Situation of Lord North From Versailles to Valley Forge Lafayette at the Battle of Brandywine Washington' s Strategy during the Winter at Valley Forge A Conspiracy to supersede Washington. SECTION FIFTH: The Alliance with France Immediate Results of the French Alliance Sympathy of Frederic of Prussia Friendship of the Queen of France Franklin at the Palace, and the Academy The French Fleet sails for America British Commissioners for Peace Meeting of Franklin and Voltaire Voltaire's Place in Philosophical History Fete in Honor of Lord Howe Howe's Last American Achievement How our Prisoners of War were treated La Fayette Visits his Home La Fayette's Estimate of Washington The Hard-won Field of Monmouth Washington's Curse on Lee The Massacre of Wyoming The Doomed Garden Vale Desolation of the Happy Valley Indian Slaughter British Policy French Fleet in American Waters A Marauding Expedition to Virginia Anthony Wayne Storms Stony Point Clinton's Barbarity in the South Fortune Favors us on the Sea Brilliant Deeds of Paul Jones Darkling Close of 1779 The Horizon begins to Brighten Treason of Benedict Arnold Meeting of Arnold and Andre Treason Plotted at Midnight The Upper Chamber one Autumn Day The Miscarriage of the Plot Andre Sleeps in Westminster Abbey Victories of Cowpens and Guilford Greene's Generalship in the South. SECTION SIXTH: The War for Independence Drawing to a Close Historical Tributes to Connecticut Connecticut's Place in the Republic Arnold's Maraud on New London Evacuation of New London The Doom of the Traitor Arnold Surrender of Cornwallis End of the Seven Years' Tragedy Disbanding the Continental Army Effect in Europe of Cornwallis' s Surrender. SECTION SEVENTH: Peace Lord Shelbourne's Letter to Franklin Preliminary Articles to Peace Washington Parting with his Officers Washington Resigns his Commission His Parting Words to Congress. SECTION EIGHTH: Under the Articles of Confederation Signers to the Articles of Confederation Evils of a mere Confederacy. SECTION NINTH: The Adoption of the National Constitution Difficulties to be Overcome A New Creation of Statesmanship The Three Inevitable Parties among Men Slavery First makes Trouble The Constitution at last Completed. SECTION TENTH: Administration of Washington Washington's Farmer Life Washington's Last Visit to his Mother The First Presidential Inauguration The Simple Ceremonies The Solemn Worship in St Paul's Washington's Confidential Advisers Hamilton Establishes our Financial System The Judiciary of the United States Vermont Admitted to the Union Our Foreign Relations Washington's Second Term Apprehended Troubles with France Bitter Party Conflicts A Second War with England Threatened English Arrogance on the Ocean War Averted by Jay's Treaty Washington Retires from Public Life John Adams Succeeds Origin of Hail Columbia Death of Washington Napoleon's Tribute to Washington A Pilgrimage to Mount Vernon Washington's Character Eight pages Jefferson and his Administration Acquisition of the Territory of Louisiana War with Tripoli The Burr-Hamilton Duel The True Merits of the Combatants Real Objects of Burr's Expedition Burr in his Home Madison elected Jefferson's Successor Fresh Aggressions of Great Britain. FROM THE PEACE OF GHENT TO THE CLOSE OF THE WAR WITH MEXICO. SECTION FOURTH: Leaving the Statesmen of the Revolution Morals of Monarchies and Republics Boyhood of John Quincy Adams Mr. Adams Diplomatic Career Inauguration of John Quincy Adams His Choice for Constitutional Advisers A Portrait Sketch of John C Calhoun His Intellectual and Political Character His Personal Purity and Incorruptibility The Cabinet of John Quincy Adams The Country under Adams s Administration The Origin of our Protective Tariff System Character of Adams s Administration Effects of the Tariff on Election of General Jackson Jackson s Military Conduct in Florida Jackson becomes President General Jackson s Personal Character Two Great Events of Jackson s Administration Jackson s Hostility to the neetmok National Bank Nullification in South Carolina War of the Titans in the Senate Hayne s Provocation to Webster Webster s Reply to Hayne Webster s Spirit of Nationality Webster s Prayer for the Union Nullification Proclaimed in South Carolina Calhoun Assails Webster in the Senate Webster s Answer to Calhoun Jackson the Pilot for the Storm How Jackson Crushed Nullification Jackson s Mother s Dedication of her Boys Andrew Jackson s Personal Character Jackson s Essential Greatness Edward Livingston the Jurist Monuments to Heroes and Statesmen. SECTION FIFTH: Commercial and Financial Crises Downfall of the United States Bank How Business Disasters were multiplied Accession of Arkansas and Michigan The Road opened to California Trial Days for Nations Texas asking Admission to our Union. SECTION SIXTH: Character of early Texan Colonists Austin, the Father of Texas Texas Forced into Independence Texan Declaration of Independence The Slaughter-days of San Jacinto How the Battle Began How the Battle went on How the Battle Ended Congratulations on the Victory The Results of the Victory Incidents attending the Victory Santa Anna brought before Houston The Law of Empire in the New World Manifest Destiny in America Texas enters the Family of Nations Houston as a State-Builder The Rush of Adventurers to Texas Fatal Rule of Houston s Successor New Misfortunes for Texas Houston s Second Term How Houston saved his Republic Houston s rigorous Executive Measures Peril to Texas and its President How Houston Breasted himself against the Storm How Texas was finally Saved Texas in the Cabinets of Europe John Tyler s noble conduct towards Texas Texas occupies independent ground Houston s Statesmanship saves Texas Houston s decisive despatch to our Minister Why Houston desired Annexation The Lone Star joins the Constellation Houston always the Red Man s Friend Houston s Private Character Houston s Victory over Himself Benton s tribute to Houston Houston in his Retirement Houston s career in the Senate Houston at Home.
SECTION EIGHTH MANIFEST DESTINY THE WAR WITH MEXICO: Manifest Destiny Europeans do not understand us Preparing for the War with Mexico The War with Mexico General Scott s View of the Mexican War What Mexico was, and had been The Ancient Grandeur of Mexico The War with Mexico forced upon us Injuries done to us by Mexico General Taylor on the Rio Grande Palo Alto and Resaca de la Palma General Scott plan s the Campaign Generals Wool and Worth The Battle of Buena Vista Whittier s Angels of Buena Vista Scott s March to the Mexican Capital Rout of Santa Anna at Cerro Gordo Contreras and Churubusco The Mexican War Ended General Zachary Taylor Taylor s Military and Political Career Sketch of General Scotts Life Scott s Early History His Later Military Achievements John Charles Fremont His Western Exploration William Hickling Prescott Prescott s Historical Writings John James Audubon His Ornithological Labors His Explorations and Paintings Audubon s Character and Fame Silas Wright, the Statesman His Professional and Political Career Wright s Character and Fame Lewis Cass His Early History Cass as a Statesman and Diplomatist William Ellery Channing Channing s Broad Humanity His Unfaltering Faith in God and Man Our Beginnings in the Fine Arts Early Painters of America Watson John Watson s Life and Tomb John Smybert and Bishop Berkeley Benjamin West, the Quaker Painter How West became a Great Artist West goes to England How West won his Fame What West did for Art in England John Singleton Copley, the Painter Charles Wilson Peale Gilbert Charles Stuart Stuart as the Painter of Washington John Trumbull Origin and Opportunities How Trumbull became a Painter He serves on Washington s Staff He visits Europe to Study Art His long Imprisonment in London West, Copley, Burke and Fox befriend him His Great Pictures Commissioned His Four Works in the Capitol The Trumbull Gallery at New Haven John Vanderlyn begins his Career His Artistic Triumphs in Rome and Paris Where Vanderlyn s great Paintings are Washington Allston the Poet-Painter Thorwaldsen s and Allston s Burial Contrasted. FROM THE PEACE WITH MEXICO, TO THE CENTENNIAL CELEBRATION. SECTION FIRST: To the Golden Coast California demands the Pacific Railway America approaches Asia.SECTION SECOND - PHYSICAL GEOGRAPHY OF THE REPUBLIC: Gilpin s Explorations and Writings The Great Basin of the Mississippi Capacity for Population The Centre of our Continent Pastoral America Future Pasture Fields of the World Pares of the North American Andes Mountain Formation of North America The unfulfilled Destiny of America. SECTION THIRD: The latest Accessions to the Union Wisconsin and California Minnesota and Oregon Kansas and Nevada.
SECTION FOURTH THE TELEGRAPH AND ITS INVENTOR: Early Life of Morse How the Discovery was reached How near Franklin came to it The Sewing-Machine and its Inventor The Boyhood and Youth of Elias Howe Struggles and Sufferings of his Manhood Final Triumphs of the Great Inventor. SECTION FIFTH THE ATTEMPT TO OVERTHROW THE AMERICAN REPUBLIC SLAVERY DIES, AND LIBERTY AND THE UNION LIVE: The War to preserve the Union The Scholars and Orators of Freedom Theodore D Weld Judge William Jay Garrison Green Stewart Smith Lundy The New Party for Freedom The Hostile Forces marshalling No further Extension of Slavery Conventions of the People for Free Soil The African Race in the Free States First Memorial against Fugitive Slave Law Slavery Sectional, Freedom National The Battle waxing Hotter Sumner s great Kansas Speech On the Barbarism of Slavery Growing Change in National Feeling First Shot into Fort Sumter How we pressed the Verge of Ruin Liberty and Slavery cannot live together Chronology of the War for the Union Anti-Slavery Measures in Congress Vice-President Wilson s Summary Our Foreign Relations in the War New Evidences of Russian Sympathy Louis Napoleon s Invasion of Mexico England s Unfriendly Conduct towards us British Aristocracy hostile to Freedom England takes sides with our Enemies England s Behavior in the Trent Affair Mr Lincoln treats England justly The Proclamation of Emancipation Justification for the Proclamation What the Negroes did for the Union The Curse on Slaveholding Nations Immolation of the African Race Their long Road to Redemption The Freedman s Bureau The Shield of the Government United States Sanitary Commission The Sanitary Commission at Work Humanity and Science in War Slaughter Days of the Conflict Practical Business of Saving Life Providing Graves for dead Soldiers The Republic grows Strong in the War Every Sign of Conscious Strength Washington City during the War The Capitol goes on to Completion The North grows Strong in the Struggle Abraham Lincoln on Trial Downfall of the Rebellion Lincoln after the Final Victory Lincoln s Assassination. SECTION SIXTH - THE REFORMERS OF OUR TIMES LINCOLN, SUMNER, GREELEY: A Nation in Mourning The Reformers of the Nation Horace Greeley s Great Life Greeley s Struggle and Triumph The Nation comes to its Teacher Greeley s Triumph after his Death.SECTION SEVENTH THE POETS OF AMERICA: The Lyre strung for the Nation Patriotism in Song The Poets of Freedom and Labor The Emotional, and its Songsters Poe, Prentice, Pierpont, Stedman Halleck, Emerson, Pike, Leggett Religious and Devotiional Poetry Willis, Carey, Holmes, Muhlenburg Stoddard, Fairneld, Whitman, Welles The Affectional Moulton, Whitney, Aldrich The Narrative Dana, Drake, Lowell Necrological, Humorous, Satirical. SECTION EIGHTH PROSE WRITERS OF AMERICA: Progress of Periodical Literature Cheering Signs in Journalism Republication of Foreign Periodicals Literature, Criticism The Literary Crime of America Originality of American Authors Their Discrimination in Adapting Originality in Government Elaboration of Democratic Principles Theology, Philosophy, Metaphysics Our Great Theological Writers Eminent American Historians The Bench and Bar of America Marshall, Story, Kent, Spencer Livingston, Wheaton, Duer, Greenleaf Sumner s Tributes to Story and Wheaton In Mathematics and Natural Science Bache, Pierce, Mahan, Maury, Henry, Beck, Hitchcock, Silliman Explorations by State Authority Anderson s Legacy to Science American Novelists Cooper s Early Romances The Leatherstocking Tales Cooper s Sea Stories Hawthorne and his Romances Uncle Tom Agnes of Sorrento Our Future Intellectual Development Evolution in Nature and Society Lessons from Nature to the Soul Rise and Growth of Modern Spiritualism What Spiritualists Believe Dr Brittan s Synopsis Faith of Rational Spiritualism Faith of Rationalists Faith of Rational Spiritualists Is Thought Eternal Moral Results unending.
SECTION NINTH OUR TREATMENT OF THE REBEL STATES DURING THE WAR AND AFTER ITS CLOSE: Treatment of the Rebel States The Three Constitutional Amendments From Rebellion to Loyalty Dangers of Military Rule The South after the War The Wonderful Year The Freedman must be Educated The Ballot and Right of Citizenship. SECTION TENTH AGRICULTURE: Agriculture the Mother of Civilization Progress in Tilling the Soil Everett s Estimate of Agriculture Illustrious American Farmers The Field of American Agriculture Population of the United States Advancement in Wealth Progress in Manufactures. SECTION ELEVENTH SUBJECTS ONLY GLANCED AT: The Closing Section The Patrons of Husbandry Declaration of Grange Principles Objects of the Grange The Sovereigns of Industry Principles and Purposes of the Sovereigns Gigantic Evils to be Overcome Hopeful Signs of the Republic How Gold demoralizes Communities Overthrow of Corrupt Parties Strokes for Freedom The Centennial Exposition Congress of the World s Democracy Final Emancipation of Mankind.
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