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THE

HISTORICAL READER,

EMBRACING

Selections from Standard Writers of

Ancient and Modern History,

INTERSPERSED WITH

ILLUSTRATIVE PASSAGES FROJ BRITISII AND AMERICAN POETS;

WITII

EXPLANATORY OBSERVATIONS, NOTES, ETC.:

TO WHICH ARE ADDED A

VOCABULARY OF DIFFICULT WORDS, AND BIOGRAPHICAL

AND GEOGRAPHICAL INDEXES.

BY

JOHN J. ANDERSON, A.M.,
Author of a " Grammar School History of the United States," a "Pectoriai
School History of the United States," " Manual of General History."

a "History of Engipta, ' "The United Siat: Reudet," etc., etc.

N Ꭼ Ꭹ Ꭷ Ꭸ Ꭼ : :
CLARK & MAINARI, PUBLISHERS,

734 BROADWAY,

1885.

Inderis

656098

ASTOR A Junior Class History of the United States, Mlustrated with hundreds of portraits, views, maps, etc.

A Grammar Schoof 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. Illustrated with beautifully colored maps showing the changes in the political divisions 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 Ilistory. 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 class-manual of United States History, to which are added a Vocabulary of Difficult Words and a Biographical Index of Authors. 12mo. 414 pp.

A School History of Rome. In preparation.
A School History of Greece. In preparation.
A School History of France. Now ready.

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. mo.

A Common School History of the United States. On the catechetical plan. Tilustrated with maps 350 pp. 16mo.

Entered according

to Act of Congress, in the year 1874 by

JORT J. ANDERSON,
In the ofice of the Libraries of Congress, at Washington, V. C.

PREFACE.

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 is designed to aid in effecting these objects. As its nanıe indicates, it is intended to be used, not as a book of lessons to be committed to memory and recited, but 15 a Reading Buck to be used independently, or to accompany any of ihe urdinary school-mannals of history, and to be read in connection with the study of them.

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