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UNITED STATES OF AMERICA;
FOR THE USE OF SCHOOLS.
CHARLES A. GOODRICH.
REVISED AND BROUGHT DOWN TO THE PRESENT TIME
WILLIAM H. SEAVEY,
PRINCIPAL OF THE GIRLS' HIGH AND NORMAL SCHOOL, BOSTON.
With Maps and other Illustrations
TAINTOR BRO'S, MERRILL & CO.
BOSTON: WILLIAM WARE & CO.
(Successors to BREWER & TILESTON.)
Written inside front cover with flourishes:
"Annie Stauffer Sept 1, 1890
Age 13, 1891"
Sketch of flower pot done in pencil and ink, and sketch of something similar to a trilobite.
Opposite title page - "Annie S" in gold metallic, broad strokes.
Entire book has been marked with "X" or "#" at beginning of some sections. Some sentences underlined.
Some portraits have moustaches, beards &/or spectables added. These have been eliminated where possible.
Words or phrases are occasionally written in the margins, seem to have no relation to the text.
Inside back cover, sketch of leaves & acorns (?) and what may have been an attempt to write a word as mirror image.
Original owner: Anna R. Stauffer was born c1878 in Columbus, NE, the daughter of John & Elizabeth (Blaser) Stauffer. Both her parents were born in Switzerland. Her Father had immigrated in 1866, lived briefly in IL and WI, then settled in Platte County where he opened a dry goods store. Her Mother "Eliza" Blaser immigrated in 1867 with her parents (John Blaser and Rosina Segasser) and siblings; they had stopped in Illinois, prior to settling at Columbus, NE. Anna's siblings were John, Bertha, Rosa and Martha Stauffer. An older sister had died in infancy. By 1900, John Stauffer was deceased; his widow was living in Columbus. Anna had married Otto Kohler, and they were living with her Mother. Stauffers are gone by the 1920 census; Anna & Otto Kohler were not in Platte County either. (Vague memory handed down - they went to Oregon?)
Sources for family information: 1870, 1880, 1885, 1900 census records of Platte Co., NE; and The History of Platte County, NE by Margaret Curry, 1950. Assorted marriage & cemetery extracts done by Platte Valley Kinseekers & published by NSGS.
This book was among those my Father inherited from his Uncle Vic Schober. We are assuming it was a standard text book of the times, and used at a school in Columbus, NE. It is likely that the Stauffer family attended Gruetli Church, do not know if Anna attended public or Lutheran School. -- C. Miller
December 2006 - The book has been sent to Lynn Delaney, a descendent of John Stauffer.
[Handwritten notes in pencil on this page:
Had no taxing power.
Lacked the essential power of government.
A compact between ___?
The U.S. had no all___?]
Entered, according to Act of Congress, in the year 1867, by
BREWER & TILESTON,
In the Clerk's Office of the District Court of the District of Massachusetts,
By TAINTOR BROTHERS, MERRILL & CO.
THE History of the United States, by Charles A. Goodrich, has been too long and too favorably known to the public to need any special introduction. But the country has passed through the most momentous years of its history since the last edition of that excellent and popular work was prepared, and to continue it to the present time, and yet keep the book within the proper limits of a text-book for schools, it has been necessary to rearrange and rewrite the earlier chapters to such an extent that the present revision differs as much from former editions as several of the school histories in common use differ from each other.
In this edition the text is presented in type of two sizes. The matter in the larger type, by itself, forms a connected history, and may be sufficient for schools in which but a limited time can be devoted to the study; that in the smaller type goes more into detail, and may be made a part of the lessons for rigid preparation, or be merely read in connection with the closer study of the larger type, or be omitted altogether, at the option of the teacher.
At the end of each Period is given a general view of the condition, not only of the original thirteen colonies, or what was, at the time, the United States, but of what has since been annexed.
At the close of each Period is a Chronological Review, intended not merely for reference, but to be studied and committed to memory. It is believed that this purpose is better subserved by arranging the Reviews by Periods, than by bringing them together at the end of the book. Still further to adapt them to this end, only the leading events are given; the events are not merely enumerated, but are distinctly, though briefly, stated; and, in connected events, as in campaigns, pains have been taken to unite in one sentence those which are closely related.
In connection with the Chronological Reviews are lists of subjects from contemporary history, and of names of eminent persons not elsewhere mentioned in the History, selected from among those of whom no one would be willing to confess himself ignorant. In some schools these lists will probably not be used at all; in others there will be time and opportunity to make them subjects for inquiry and investigation by the pupil, or for conversational lectures by the teacher. Used in this way, they may be made to add much to the interest of the recitation, and (while they do not pretend to be exhaustive) greatly to extend the pupil's knowledge of men and things outside of his own country.
Each paragraph either has a subject-heading, or contains one or more words in antique type, or in italics, which, by suggesting its leading topics, will facilitate the labor of the pupil in preparing the lesson, and serve the teacher in recitation as a convenient substitute for questions.
By means of foot-notes and cross-references, the matter of the book can readily be rearranged, so as to make it more strictly chronological, or more strictly topical, than at present. Such changes of arrangement will be particularly useful in reviews.
The Appendix contains, besides other matter for reference or study, "Hints on the Method of Teaching History," by A. P. STONE, the able and accomplished Principal of the Portland High School. To this the attention of teachers and pupils is particularly directed. The Appendix closes with a Pronouncing Index of the more difficult proper names.
It is not less a pleasure than a duty here to acknowledge the obligations due to LOOMIS J. CAMPBELL, to whose careful scholarship and conscientious research the book is largely indebted for the accuracy which it is hoped will be found to characterize it.
W. H. S.
BOSTON, March, 1867.
Extending from the Discovery of San Salvador by Columbus, 1492, to the First Permanent English Settlement at Jamestown, Virginia, 1607 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . See ANALYSIS, p. 6
DISTINGUISHED FOR SETTLEMENTS.
Extending from the First Permanent English Settlement at Jamestown, Virginia, 1607, to the Accession of William and Mary to the throne of England, 1689 . .. . . See ANALYSIS, p. 28
DISTINGUISHED FOR INTERCOLONIAL WARS.
Extending from the Accession of William and Mary to the throne of England, 1689, to the Peace of Paris, 1763. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .See ANALYSIS, p. 74
DISTINGUISHED FOR THE REVOLUTION.
Extending from the Peace of Paris, 1763, to the Inauguration of George Washington as the First President of the United States, 1789 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . See ANALYSIS, p. 100
DISTINGUISHED FOR NATIONAL DEVELOPMENT.
Extending from the Inauguration of Washington, 1789, to the Inauration of Lincoln, 1861
DISTINGUISHED FOR THE GREAT REBELLION.
Extending from the Inauguration of Lincoln, 1861, to the beginning of the year 1880
[page numbers for appendix are independent of schoolbook text, begin at one]
The following do NOT appear in the original book:
List of Illustrations
List of Maps