contains a frank discussion of the weaknesses of our government,
as well as of its strong points.
The book is beautifully illustrated with handsome half-tones,
and contains a large number of maps, charts, and plans. The
style is simple, direct; and informal, and well within the grasp of
young pupils in the high school. As special aids to pupils and
teachers, questions on the text and questions for discussion to
show the local application of the text have been placed at the end
of each chapter.
A Short History of England
By CHARLES M. ANDREWS, Farnam Professor of History in Yale
University. With Maps, Tables, and numerous Illustrations. I2mo,
cloth, 473 pages.
THIS history of England aims to present within the compass
of about 400 pages the main features of England's story from
earliest times to the present day. The book traces in rapid sur
vey the development of the people and institutions of England
from Anglo-Saxon times to the close of the year 1911, and shows
by what steps the primitive organization of a semi-tribal people has
been transformed into the highly complicated political and social
structure of the United Kingdom and the British Empire. It re
tains on a smaller scale the essential characteristics of the larger
work by the same author, with some additions, chiefly of a
geographical and biographical character, and many omissions
The author tells a clear and simple story, avoiding technical
expressions and yet passing over no important feature of the
history that is necessary for the proper understanding of the
The aim of the book is to be instructive as well as interesting.
The narrative is made as continuous as possible, that the pupil
may follow in unbroken sequence the thread of the story. It is
accompanied with a large number of newly selected illustrations
and an ample supply of maps and chronological tables. The
elaborate bibliographies contained in the larger work have been
omitted and only a small but selective list of the best books in
brief form has been retained. The history has been brought
down to date in matters of scholarship as well as chronology, and
contains many views and statements not to be found in the larger
work. It is designed as a text-book for half-year, or elementary
courses, but it might well be used by any reader desiring 9
brief and suggestive account of the main features of England's
History of the United States
By the late CHARLES K. ADAMS, and Professor W. P. TRENT, oi
Columbia University. i2mo, cloth, 630 pages.
THE authors have laid the stress on the two crises of Ameri*
can history the Revolutionary War and the Civil War.
They have treated both these periods very fully, and have en
deavored in the case of the first to present the side of Great
Britain with fairness, while, at the same time, bringing out the
necessity of the struggle, and the bravery and wisdom of the
American patriots. In dealing with the period of the Civil War
they have aimed to give the Southern side with sympathy and,
while upholding the cause of the Union, have sought to avoid
recrimination, and to give each side credit for its sincerity and
bravery. The other periods of our history have not been unduly
subordinated to the great crises, but have been so treated as
to lead up to them. The process of the making of the Consti
tution and the various developments in its interpretation have
been fully studied. While emphasis has necessarily been laid
on the political and military features of our history, the social,
industrial, scientific, and literary development of the country has
been given due space-
The following are some of the special features of the book :
Thirty-six maps, of which nineteen are colored.
Two hundred and three illustrations, reproduced from authentic
sources. Especial care has been taken to include the best pos
sible portraits of eminent men. Some of these were taken from
private collections and have not been published before.
A full chronological table.
Foot-notes which describe the lives of persons mentioned in
the text, in order that the narrative shall not be interrupted at
the appearance of each new name.
The great development of the United States during the past
decade makes it imperative that an adequate history be kept up
to date. The present edition covers the period to March, 1913,
and contains a full account of the chief events of President
A Day in Old Athens
By Professor WILLIAM STEARNS DAVIS, of the University of Minne
sota. I2mo, cloth, 254 pages. Price, $1.25.
THIS book offers a vivid picture of the most important phases
of Athenian life in the fourth century B.C. The fascinating
word pictures of the author, together with the numerous illustra
tions from drawings based on vase paintings of ancient Greek life,
make the book particularly desirable for supplementary reading.
By Professor WILLIS MASON WEST, of the University of Minnesota.
I2mo, cloth, 6c6 pages. Price, $1.50.
THIS book is in complete harmony with the report of the
Committee of Seven of the American Historical Associa
tion. It deals with the Eastern nations and with the Greeks,
Romans, and Teutons, the elements from which the modern
world has grown. Its aim is to show the continuity of history.
Little space is given to legends, or to anecdotes, or to wars ;
attention is directed to the growth of society, to the development
of institutions, to the fusion of peoples.
From the earliest times down to 146 B.C. By ROBERT F. PENNELL.
Revised Edition with Plans and Colored Maps. i6mo, cloth, 193
pages. Price, 60 cents.
From the earliest times down to 476 A.D. By ROBERT F. PENNELL.
Revised Edition with Plans and Colored Maps. i6mo, cloth, 284
pages. Price, 60 cents.
IN Ancient Greece and Ancient Rome the leading facts are pre
sented in a concise and readable form. Minor details and
unimportant names are omitted. The maps and plans have been
drawn and engraved especially for the books, and contain all the
data, and only the data, necessary for following the story.
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