The Story of the Great Republic

Originally written in the early 19th century, this historical book written by H.A. Guerber gives students an exciting, narrative look at the human past. From the end of the War of Independence through the administration of William McKinley, this book relates the history of the United States of America through the 19th century.

Some of the subjects covered are the struggles of the new nation under the Articles of Confederation, the rising need for a new form of government, the Constitutional Convention, the administration of Washington and other presidents through the 19th century, the exploration of the American continent, the westward expansion, the relationship of the United States with European nations and world politics and events, the War of 1812, the Mexican War, the Civil War, the Spanish-American War, and the rise and influence of American ingenuity, technology, and society.

People discussed include Alexander Hamilton, Aaron Burr, Stephen Decatur, Elbridge Gerry, Francis Scott Key, Tecumseh, Andrew Jackson, Marcus Whitman, Noah and Daniel Webster, Sam Houston, Abraham Lincoln, Robert E. Lee, Sitting Bull, and many more.

Students will appreciate the story-like style as they read of great men and civilizations in chapters that are easy to digest, while still retaining a large vocabulary. Black and white historical illustrations are used throughout. This book is scheduled for the student to read independently.

You can see the Table of Contents here.