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Overview A History of the United States and Its People is the third book in Edward Eggleston's history textbook series. You won't find political correctness or revisionism here, just solid American history. And more that that, you get a book aimed at making the teacher's job easy, while at the same time stimulating the student's interest. Eggleston does this with a wealth of features like: *Arrangement by topic so the student sees cause and effect clearly *Study questions to aid students in mastering the facts in each chapter *Study by topics: essay questions that can be used for written or oral discussion *Fill in exercises after many chapters *Liberal use of maps as at teaching tool, which helps the student master geography as well as history *Suggestions for diagrams, reviews and other blackboard exercises *Scores of illustrations by some of the best artists and engravers of the time *Big 17 page index. No question. Eggleston's easy does it technique allows teachers and parents to teach history with proficiency and allows students to savor and comprehend the facts and lessons of America's history.
The third book in Edward Eggleston's American history series. Originally published in 1888, it accomplishes a rare feat for a history textbook, it is a treasure for adults, too. The unique book remains a compelling and comprehensive study of America's past. Arranged by topic, the former president of the American History Association includes over 400 maps and illustrations, fill-in exercises, pronunciations, suggestions for diagrams, reviews, and blackboard exercises that stimulate and test one's knowledge.
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Pleasantly surprised. Jul 18, 2007
When I received the book in the mail I was immediately pleased with it's format. The dimensions differ from what is posted (instead of 13.2 x 5.5 it's closer to 8x6) which was actually a nice surprise; it's a more compact/portable book than expected. The cover illustration is printed directly on the book and not a book jacket. The illustrations inside are a very high quality. There are Hundreds and hundreds of detailed images done by a handful of artists. The Maps, like the pictures are sharp and clear. Many of the pages are also broken up with sub panels of information. Short biographies, object descriptions etc. These only add to the inviting quality of this book. Highly recommended to all, history buffs and students.
Review of U.S. History and Its People Feb 7, 2007
This is a good book with thorough study questions. However, it is smaller than a typical textbook which I wasn't expecting, so if one has difficulty reading fine print, it may not be a good choice.
Excellent overview of American History... Sep 17, 2003
I teach History at a private middle school in California and have been using this book in class. It is exceptionally readable and includes paragraph summaries in the margins along with exquisite illustrations. It refreshingly lacks marxism and political correctness, as noted by another reviewer. This is truly the way textbooks ought to be written.
For example, this book explains why the initial British colonies of Plymouth and Jamestown almost starved: redistribution of wealth. The simple solution was to assign private property ownership. By the next harvest the result of private land ownership led to overwhelmingly plentiful food and led to our current Thanksgiving celebration. Few modern texts mention that it was primarily the lack of private property rights that led to starvation in these colonies.
One word of caution...it reads easily and provides an excellent overview, but does not go into sufficient detail for middle school. Supplemental materials are required.
Solid American History Dec 27, 2001
This, the third book in Edward Eggelston's textbook series, is a remarkable example of how textbooks ought to be, and once were, written.
From the first page to the last, Eggleston's clarity and obvious love for the subject infused me with the desire to push on, thus learning what was to happen next. The bite-sized chapters (which are about four pages of text each) ensured that this desire did not wane out of a failure to mentally digest a ton of facts all at once. And, to top it all off, the pictures and maps inside this book actually added to (rather than distracted me from) its content.
As a current student, I can only tell you that I would love for one of my teachers to have used, or to use, a textbook like this for one of my classes. It contains nothing but solid American history and is a textbook that is at once both readable and immensely worth reading. I'm giving it five out of five stars.
I wish they still wrote texts like this Oct 2, 1999
A grade school history book, free from political correctness and Marxism. Unabashedly pro-American.