Great Issues in American History, Vol. I

By Richard Hofstadter, Clarence L. Ver Steeg,

Book cover of Great Issues in American History, Vol. I: From Settlement to Revolution, 1584-1776

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This first volume of Great Issues in American History -- three volumes of documents that cover the history of America from its settlement to the present -- gives us a generous sampling from the major political controversies in the Colonial period. Included are such documents as Richard Hakluyt's "Discourse of…

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1 author picked Great Issues in American History, Vol. I as one of their favorite books. Why do they recommend it?

There is no better way to understand American history than to read the sources out of which we understand the past and through which historians craft their narratives. This collection was published long ago and it only goes to 1981, but it provides an excellent selection of speeches, decisions, and reports that open a direct path to learning American history.

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