Quarry the granite rock with razors, or moor the vessel with a thread of silk; then may you hope with such keen and delicate instruments as human knowledge and human reason to contend against those giants, the passion and the pride of man. — John Cardinal Newman

American History Stories—Volume I - Mara L. Pratt



This first of a four volume series written for older grammar school children covers American History from the landing of Columbus through the French and Indian Wars. The voyages of Francis Drake, the landing of the Pilgrims, the founding of New York and Philadelphia, the Salem witchcraft trials, and King Philips's War are some of the other topics covered. The series is nicely illustrated and organized in short, easily read chapters.

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