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Mass Market Paperback The Oxford History of the American People: Volume 1: Prehistory to 1789 Book

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ISBN13: 9780452011304

The Oxford History of the American People: Volume 1: Prehistory to 1789

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volume one of the oxford history of the american people begins with the origins of humankind in north america. it charts the development of indian civilizations on the continent, the era of european... This description may be from another edition of this product.

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The Oxford History of the American People

Samuel Eliot Morison is the kind of historian who never goes out of style. Over time he may fall out of favor in light of some new theory or school of thought, but in the end his efforts still have merit and rank among the most important historians of all time. His three volume set on the history of the American people shows the reader the depth of knowledge Morison possesses and how he can write an effective, convincing argument. Compare this to the book by William Bennett "America: The LAst Great Hope," and you will quickly realize Bennett isn't qualified to wash the top of Morison's desk, let alone try to write a better history. Morison covers all of the important basics, but he has an eye for detail that many people will never have. His history comes alive on the pages he writes. Morison includes interpretations that are still quotable by others today. All in all this is a very thorough series on American history. Anyone who wishes to learn about our country should consider having this book. Nearly every library in the country carries it on their shelves, so finding a copy is not difficult.

Essential reading about the History of the United States

The Oxford History of the American People, Vol. 1: Prehistory to 1789 is a must read for any history buff, college or high school student. I highly recommend it.

mandatory book for home library

If you are interested in American history, this is it! Highly detailed, consist of short pieces, which can be read as stand alone articles. You need not read in sequence. Morison ensures that each section is understood by a lay reader. Sheds light on historical events at sociological angle. You will understand what and why people did throughout decades. What they were thinking, and why. There are some minor factual errors here and there, and some setions may have been written different. Anyway, extremely good reference book.Each student should have this book!

Remarkable Achievement

You can do no better than to learn U.S. history from Morison. This work, part of a what was a single volume spanning origins to 1963, displays extraordinary depth and breadth of scholarship, written with a superb command of the language that makes our history fascinating.

A stirring introduction to United States history

Mr. Morison, the eminent authority on U.S. naval history, has written a great, three-volume introduction to United States history. Volume One will capture you immediately and you will feel compelled to read the other two volumes. Some of the most inspiring historical accounts I have read have come from these pages; I was truly sorry to have reached the end of Volume Three!
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