Great Issues in American History, Volume 1: From Settlement to Revolution, 1584-1776

Great Issues in American History, Volume 1: From Settlement to Revolution, 1584-1776

Richard Hofstadter, Clarence L. Ver Steeg


this primary quantity of serious concerns in American historical past -- 3 volumes of records that conceal the background of the US from its cost to the current -- provides us a beneficiant sampling from the key political controversies within the Colonial interval. integrated are such files 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 Charter" (1612), Thomas Paine's "Common Sense" (1776) and "The assertion of independence" (July four, 1776). every one has an explanatory headnote, and there are short basic introductions that set the decisions of their historic context.

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