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Teachers will find this index helpful in teaching United States
history. The selections are arranged in periods and cover Aineri-
can history down to the Spanish-American war. Teachers may use
on Friday afternoons those selections suited to the history being
studied in the school. The teacher is recommended to review the
lessons of the week and introduce in the review the proper selec-
tion to be recited by a pupil.

PERIOD 1.-DISCOVERIES.—1492–1609.....

Christopher C....
Columbus.-Thomas C. Adams
Columbus.-Lydia H. Sigourney.
Columbus.-Joaquin Miller...
Columbus.-James Russell Lowell.
Columbus.-Aubrey De Vere ...
Columbus to Ferdinand.—Jonathan Mason.
Discovery of America, The.-Washington Irving..
Discovery of the Hudson River, The.- Washington Irving:
Discovery of the Mississippi, The.-George Bancroft....
From the Old World to the New.-Lizzie M. Hadley..
Mrs. Christopher Columbus.- Marie Sessions Cowell..
Queen Isabella's Resolve.-Epes Sargent...
Return of Columbus, The.-Epes Sargent..
Return of Columbus, The.-William H. Prescott.

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PERIOD II.-SETTLEMENTS.-1609–1681.....

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Colonization of America, The-William H. Prescott.
Fathers of New England, The.-Charles Sprague.
In Memory of the Pilgrims.-Grenville Mellen..
Mayflower, The.-Erastus W. Ellsworth.
New England. -James Gates Percival...
Pilgrim Fathers, The.—Isaac McLellan, Jr. .....
Pilgrim's Vision, The.-Oliver Wendell Holmes.

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PERIOD III.-FRENCH AND INDIAN WARS.--1690–1763.......

Capture of Quebec, The. – William Warburton..
Capture of Ticonderoga, The.-Ethan Allen..
Death of King Philip.—Washington Irving...
Indian Hunter, The.-Henry W. Longfellow.
Indian Names.-Lydia H. Sigourney..

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