Story of the Thirteen Colonies and the Great Republic Text 3rd Edition

Story of the Thirteen Colonies and the Great Republic Text 3rd Edition

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Item #: 035487
ISBN: 9781547704033
Grades: 5-8

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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.

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Part of the Hillsdale 1776 Curriculum we are trying this year.
Susan S on Jul 23, 2022
Great resource for homeschool curriculum
Jeanniekay on Dec 30, 2019
Part of the Hillsdale 1776 Curriculum we are trying this year.
Susan S on Jul 23, 2022
Recommended for TruthQuest American History 1.
Shanell T on May 20, 2021
Great resource for homeschool curriculum
Jeanniekay on Dec 30, 2019
TrinaRose W on Jul 21, 2018
required text
WILLIAM T on Sep 19, 2017
This book accompanied our history program that we use(Truth Quest History). This book is very engaging and difficult to find.
Olga S on Jan 7, 2017
To go along with our TruthQuest History study.
Kristin F on Aug 11, 2016
It was required for a curriculum choice we made.
Lou L on Jul 6, 2016
The boys are enrolled in a classical school and it was included on their book list for this coming year.
Christy P on May 20, 2016
School required book
Amy E on May 16, 2016
Recommended for TruthQuest American History 1.
Shanell T on May 20, 2021
TrinaRose W on Jul 21, 2018
Is the original text by Geurber or the revised Miller text? What did MP edit?
A shopper on Nov 24, 2020
BEST ANSWER: The text is heavily edited by MP. It's just the facts, ma'am, which it too bad because they took the lovely way it was written away.
Does this book contain religious content?
A shopper on Oct 8, 2019
BEST ANSWER: On page 25, Easter Sunday is mentioned as the day Ponce de Leon "landed in a beautiful country..."
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.
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Rated 5 out of 5
Enjoyable Way to Study American History
Enjoyable. Nice sized chapters for daily reading. We used with the flashcards that come in the full set. Helpful for test prep. My daughter enjoyed this book and learned a thorough amount of American History.
April 6, 2020
over 3 years ago
Rated 5 out of 5
This MP Text is a combination of two orginal vintage books by H A Guerber: The Story of the 13 Colonies and The Story of the Great Republic Since it is a condensed version the text has not only been considerably edited but also edited into a much shorter book The result of which is a book that orginally a beautiful classic has lost all its flavor with abrupt beginings and endings to some chapters and an overall choppy read These same titles/books have been for some time now also reprinted by Nothing New Press and edited by Christine Miller but mainly for racial content and terms not politically appropriate today yet preserving the original style and flow of Guerber The MP text lacks that original smooth flow and style and contains short chapters by short I mean some chapters are literally only one-two sides On the other hand because of that the text could be perfect for a simple survey course on American History especially with young ones whose attention spans may be shorter And with any ages the workbooks or teacher guides are unnecessary in my opinion Reading aloud by the parent and requiring an oral or written narration from the students depending on their ages is more than sufficient and does the job For those who want a spine with more depth to it the Guerber books are still a great choice for studying American History but go with the Nothing New Press versions or even the original vintage editions found used Memoria Press has some great offerings that can't be beat like their Famous Men series and Latin courses but unfortunately I cannot say the same for this
October 3, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5
I purchased this book and though the description says "The texts are unabridged with only minor editing changes " when I received the book it was so small and thin that I compared the table of contents to other publications of the same title (both the one edited by Christine Miller and the original text) I counted over 40 missing chapters from The Thirteen Colonies alone I didn't count how much was missing from The Great Republic but since the book is very small and short I imagine it is similar for that one There also seem to be a few chapters added but I bought this book based on the description of its being largely unchanged and unabridged and am very disappointed that this turns out not to be the case I thought others should know before buying I wish I had compared the tables of contents before buying but I took the description at face value I can't imagine why someone would say this was unabridged I don't have any use for it now as I'm going to have to buy or borrow the Miller editions instead
September 3, 2014

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