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Selections from Standard Writers of
Ancient and Modern History,
ILLUSTRATIVE PASSAGES FROJ BRITISII AND AMERICAN POETS;
EXPLANATORY OBSERVATIONS, NOTES, ETC.:
TO WHICH ARE ADDED A
VOCABULARY OF DIFFICULT WORDS, AND BIOGRAPHICAL
AND GEOGRAPHICAL INDEXES.
JOHN J. ANDERSON, A.M.,
Author of a “ Grammar School History of the United States," a "Prctorial
a "History of Engiprta," "The United Slat: sRudies," etc., etc.
656099A Junior Class History of the United States.
Hlustrated with hundreds of portraits, views, maps, etc.
A Grammar School History of the United States. Annotated; and illustrated with numerous portraits and views, and with more than forty maps, many of which are colored. 300 pp. 16mo.
A Pictorial School History of the United States. Fully illustrated with maps, portraits, vignettes, &c. 404 pp. 12mo.
A Manual of General History. Mustrated with beautifully colored maps showing the changes in the political divi
isions of the world, and giving the location of important places. 419 pp. 12mo.
A School History of England. Ilustrated with colored maps showing the geographical changes in the country at different periods. 300 pp. 12mo.
Anderson's Bloss's Ancient I listory. Mustrated with colored maps and a chart. 445 pp. 12mo.
The Historical Reader, embracing selections in prosc and verse, from standard writers of Ancient and Modern History; with a Vocabulary of Difficult Words, and Biographical and Geographical Indexes. 12mo. 544 pp.
The United States Reader, embracing selections from eminent American historians, orators, statesmen and poets, with explanatory observations, notes, etc. The whole arranged so as to form a complete clase-manual of United States History, to which are added a Vocabulary of Pifficult Words and a Biographical Index of Authors. 12mo. 414 pp.
A School History of Rome. In preparation.
A School History of Greece. In preparation.
An Introductory School History of the United STATES. From 1492 to 1875. A class-book for advanced grades on the catechetical plan. Illustrated with maps. - 195 pr. 16mo.
A Common School History of the United States, On the catechetical plan. Tilastrated with magiscTM 350 pp. 16mo.
Entered according to Act of Congress, in the year 1874 by
2 JOHÍ J. ANDERSON,
Most teachers of history have found it a very difficult task to awaker: in the minds of their pupils a genuine and abiding interest in this branch of knowledge, from the fact, doubtless, that text-books proper to be used as class-manuals are necessarily brief, and therefore too barren of details to impress the imagination and make the narrative picturesque and entertaining. It is, certainly, of indispensable importance that the pupils should have permanently fixed in their minds a general outline of the subject, and this is all that, in an ordinary school course, they can be expected to accomplish ; but it is of equal importance that, in doing this, they should imbibe a taste for historical reading, and that in the instruction which they receive, some direction should be given as to the authors by the perusal of whose writings this taste may be gratified.
The work here subnitted to the public.js designed to aid in effecting these objects. As its nanue indicates, it is intended to be used, not as a book of lessons to be committed to memory and recited, but as a Reading Buck to be used independently, or to accompany any of ihe ordinary school-mannals of history, and to be read in connection with the study of them.