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The Story of Our Country Every Child Can Read   By: (1843-1930)

The Story of Our Country Every Child Can Read by Jesse Lyman Hurlbut

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THE STORY OF OUR COUNTRY

Every Child Can Read

Edited by

REV. JESSE LYMAN HURLBUT, D.D.

Illustrated

[Illustration: STEAM SHOVEL AT WORK IN CULEBRA CUT, PANAMA CANAL.]

[Illustration]

The John C. Winston Co. Philadelphia

Copyright, 1910, By The John C. Winston Co.

TABLE OF CONTENTS

PAGE A Talk with the Young Reader 9

CHAPTER I

COLUMBUS, THE GREAT SAILOR

Bold Sailors of the Northern Countries The Northmen Columbus the Little Boy Columbus and the Egg He Crosses the Atlantic, Braves the Sea and Discovers New Land 15

CHAPTER II

THREE GREAT DISCOVERERS

John and Sebastian Cabot Balboa Discovers the Pacific The Fountain of Youth and Ponce de Leon The Naming of America 27

CHAPTER III

THREE EARLY HEROES

The Story of John Smith and First English Settlement Miles Standish and the Pilgrims Roger Williams, the Hero Preacher 36

CHAPTER IV

HOW THE DUTCH AND QUAKERS CAME TO AMERICA Captain Hudson and His Ship, the Half Moon The Trip up the Hudson Adventures with the Indians William Penn and the Quakers How They Settled on the Delaware River 48

CHAPTER V

THE CAVALIER COLONIES OF THE SOUTH

The Cavaliers and Lords of England They Settle in Virginia The Catholics Come to Maryland Strange Form of Government in Carolina Paupers Settle Georgia An Old Spanish Town in Florida 59

CHAPTER VI

THE RED MEN, HOW THEY LIVED AND WERE TREATED

They Were the First Americans Their Strange Customs and Manners How They Followed a Trail How they Fought Indian Massacres 70

CHAPTER VII

ROYAL GOVERNORS AND LOYAL CAPTAINS

How the Governor was Treated in Connecticut The Charter Oak An Exciting Time in Virginia 81

CHAPTER VIII

OLD TIMES IN THE COLONIES

When a Tallow Candle Gave the Light Old Time Houses The Story of the Famous Hunter, and How he Escaped from the Indians 91

CHAPTER IX

A HERO OF THE COLONIES

Two Boys who Crossed the Mountains Their Adventures with the Indians George Washington, the Surveyor Messenger to the French An Old Time Hero 101

CHAPTER X

THE FRENCH AND INDIAN WAR

The Acadians Their Home in Nova Scotia Their Sufferings The Story of Evangeline Why the Indians Helped the French The Story of a Cruel War 112

CHAPTER XI

THE CAUSES OF THE REVOLUTION

How the Trouble Began The Americans Object to Paying Taxes on Various Articles The Famous Boston Tea Party Battle of Lexington Declaration of Independence 121

CHAPTER XII

FIGHTING FOR FREEDOM

Washington the Commander in Chief Bunker Hill The Wonderful Christmas The Americans Succeed They Meet Defeat "Molly Stark a Widow" Help from France 133

CHAPTER XIII

PAUL JONES, THE NAVAL HERO OF THE REVOLUTION

Old Time Warships A Daring Deed A Great Sea Fight The British Captain Surrenders 143

CHAPTER XIV

MARION, THE SWAMP FOX

How the War Went in the South The Patriots Hard to Find The British Officers Eat Sweet Potatoes Jack Davis' Adventure General Greene and his Famous Retreat Cornwallis Surrenders The War at an End 153

CHAPTER XV

THE VOYAGE OF OUR SHIP OF STATE

How the People Rule Illustrated by a Story Our First Trial and Failure Making a New Form of Government A Nation of Thirteen States The President The Congress The Judges 162

CHAPTER XVI

THE END OF A NOBLE LIFE

Washington the First President Beloved by Everyone Benjamin Franklin's Last Hours The Kind of Money They Used How the Quarrel was Settled Washington Dies 170

CHAPTER XVII

THE STEAMBOAT AND THE COTTON GIN

The Power of Steam Is a Boat Like a Duck Who Thought of the First Steamboat The Cotton Gin and How it Saves Labor Where the Cotton Grows 176

CHAPTER XVIII

THE ENGLISH AND AMERICANS FIGHT AGAIN

How We Came to Quarrel with England Protecting the American Sailor Interesting Land Battles Adventures at Sea Peace is Made Again 184

CHAPTER XIX

HOW THE VICTIMS OF THE ALAMO WERE AVENGED

How General Santa Anna Got into Trouble Massacre of the Alamo The Famous Samuel Houston War with Mexico The City of Mexico Santa Anna is Defeated and United States is Victorious 193

CHAPTER XX

HOW SLAVERY LED TO WAR

Black and White Slaves First Slaves Brought to America in 1619 Why the Slaves were Used in the South Why the North did not Believe in Slavery What the word Abolitionist Means John Brown and Harper's Ferry 201

CHAPTER XXI

HOW LINCOLN BECAME PRESIDENT

The Ruler of the Republic The President Chosen from the People Why the People Liked Him Lincoln's School Days The North and South Differ Lincoln, the Great War President 208

CHAPTER XXII

THE GREAT CIVIL WAR

What Civil War is Where the War was Fought Battle of Bull Run "Stonewall" Jackson General Ulysses S... Continue reading book >>




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