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COPYRIGHT, 1896, BY EDWARD CHANNING AND
ALBERT BUSHNELL HART
COPYRIGHT, 1912, BY EDWARD CHANNING, ALBERT BUSHNELL HART
ALL RIGHTS RESERVED
PRINTED IN THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA
The Athenæum Press
In 1896 appeared the Guide to the Study of American History, which is the foundation of the present work. The two original authors have taken part in the preparation of the volume now laid before the public, and with them has joined Professor Turner. The book is therefore the outcome of thirty years' experience in the study and teaching of American history by the three authors, and is based upon their own class work and investigation. Their point of view is that every scholar owes it to the cause to communicate his collection of materials, so that through such mutual exchange American history may be made clearer and more authentic.
In several ways the present work differs from the preceding form: it has been extended from 1865 down to 1910; it includes a great number of references to the immense literature which has accumulated since 1896; it replaces earlier and less accessible books with references to more available works; it enlarges and increases the sections on social, economic, and industrial history; and it includes a new set of references from the growing wealth of writings upon the West.
As in the previous issue, the volume is divided into parts. Part I attempts to make clear the general place of American history as a study, a recreation, and a discipline. Part II is a reclassified and enlarged set of references to groups of related books, such as general works, biographies, sources, and so on. This is intended to contain the titles of the most significant books dealing with America, the United States, the states, and notable individuals and phases of history. It must be understood that all these lists are selected from a larger mass of material, and are not intended to be complete or comprehensive bibliographies. Part III includes the pedagogical apparatus of the work, much reduced in length from the first edition because of the large amount of good material on the teaching of American history