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 significant concerns in American historical past -- 3 volumes of files that conceal the background of the United States from its cost to the current -- offers us a beneficiant sampling from the most important 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). each one has an explanatory headnote, and there are short common introductions that set the choices of their historic context.

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