Story of the Thirteen Colonies and the Great Republic Text 3rd Edition
We have looked, and we cannot find an American history study on a grammar-school level that we think rivals H. A. Guerber’s two-volume American history set from the turn of the 20th century. So, rather than settle for lesser quality, we have combined Guerber’s The Story of the Thirteen Colonies and the Great Republic into one volume that makes it a perfect one-year survey of American history for the middle school years. Our edition of this text has been heavily edited to make it more concise and to allow for the fact that many events considered pivotal to history in the late 1800s have paled in significance with the passing of time and events such as two world wars.
This compilation from Memoria Press contains reprints of two early American history texts from Helene Guerber. Originally published in 1896 by the American Book Company, the Story of Thirteen Colonies and The Great Republic have been combined in one volume, providing children a one year overview of American history, from the first inhabitants of North America through the 19th century. Written in a delightful narrative form with a focus on the fascinating stories of the people who shaped our nation, children may beg you to read this to them for their history lessons. The texts are unabridged, with only minor editing changes. Black & white illustrations. Pb, 280 pgs.
Chapter 15, "The Mayflower," explains the how the Anglican Church came to be after King Henry VIII broke from the Roman Catholic Church. It also explains, in simplistic terms, the differences between the Puritans, Separatists, and Pilgrims. It doesn't take a position on any of the above listed. Just states facts. Doesn't steer, at least in my opinion.
Farther along it continues to mention facts about who was part of amy specific denomination if it points to why they took a particular position, but I haven't be seen anything that suggests one position/belief as being preferred over another.
If we run into something that I recognize as possibly offensive to on earth religious group over another, I will return to add comments.
over 3 years ago