THE HERITAGE OF AMERICA by

THE HERITAGE OF AMERICA

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KIRKUS REVIEW

This is a valuable contribution to source material reference shelves, for here, within the compass of one volume, Messrs. Commager and Nevins have brought together extracts from contemporary writers, from writers who have delved into primary sources, from diaries, notebooks, records, etc., material pertinent to all sides of American history. Connecting links, contributed by the editors, make this a comprehensive survey, following in the main, chronological lines, but within periods, going back, and reaching forward, to finish out a pattern, -- as for instance in the sections dealing with inventions, with sailing and whaling, with steamboat days, with westward expansion, with the rise of the city, with business and labor. Other sections adhere more or less closely to the march of events, from the opening up of a new continent to the World War and the era of progress.

Pub Date: Sept. 26th, 1939
Publisher: Little, Brown