"A Popular History of the United States of America, From the Aboriginal Times to the Present Day" by John Ridpath. Boston & New York: The United States History Co. Hardcover with gold gilt and silver decorations.
This book is Ridpath's exciting journey through the most significant events in American history. It is an essential, captivating and informative read.In the author's own words: I offer to you a New History of your country and mine. The work is presented in the form of an abridged narrative. My reasons for such a venture are brief, but chief among them is the fact that, to every American citizen some knowledge of the history of his country is indispensable, and the attainment of that knowledge ought to be made easy and delightful. This history is intended for the averave American: for the man of business who has neither time nor disposition to plod through ten or twenty volumes of elaborate historical dissertation; for the practical man of the shop, the counter, and the plough. The work is dedicated to the household and the library of the working man. It is inscribed to the father, the mother, the son, and the daughter of the American family.
If father, mother, son, and daughter shall love their country better- if ther shall understand more clearly and appreciate more fully the founding, progress, and growth of liberty in the New World- the author will be abundantly repaid. John Clarke Ridpath (1840 - 1900) was an influential American historian of the late 19th Century. Born into poverty in Indiana in 1840, Ridpath excelled in academics and graduated from Asbury College (now DePauw University) with the highest possible honors.After serving as a public school administrator, he joined the faculty at Asbury College and eventually became its Vice President. While at Asbury, he began his writing career with the publication of several studies of American history. Ridpath made significant contributions to the education of the ordinary Americans and the nation's political debates. Ridpath died at Presbyterian Hospital in New York City, in 1900. THE RED MEN ORIGIN, DISTRIBUTION, CHARACTER.
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