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Our Nation's Archive: The History of the United States in Documents

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This book tells a history of the USA using over 1000 primary sources & documents. Fascinating articles, history-making speeches, moving personal letters, momentous court cases etc. paint an in-depth portrait of American life in all arenas: political, social, religious & cultural. Brief introduction by the authors give background information for each document. Every ...more
Hardcover, 886 pages
Published May 1st 1999 by Black Dog & Leventhal Publishers (NYC)
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Russ
Apr 29, 2009 Russ rated it it was amazing
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This compilation of American essays, speeches and articles is incredible! It is one of those books that you almost don't want to pick up, because nearly every page leaps out at you with American history you don't want to put it down; Amelia Earhart on the future of women in the air, E.B. White on why he loves freedom, well-known speeches ("I have a dream...") and essays ("give me liberty or give me death."). All great stuff.

As a political observer, devout patriot and lover of words, this book sa
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Mar 30, 2010 FiveBooks rated it it was amazing
Peter Keller, president of polling company YouGov has chosen to discuss Erik Bruun and Jay Crosby's Our Nation’s Archive: A History of the United States in Documents, on FiveBooks as one of the top five on his subject - British Democracy, saying that:


"I fell in love with this huge volume because it contains the story of the United States in documents. As well as the obvious things – the Gettysburg address, the Declaration of Independence, the Constitution, the Bill of Rights, John F Kennedy’s sp
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Andrew
Aug 16, 2012 Andrew rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Compilation of many of America's greatest documents from pre-colonial to modern day. Good resource, but obviously not something you sit down and read cover to cover.
Ameer Patel
Oct 22, 2011 Ameer Patel rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Great book. Great for using the primary documents in research papers. Every college student should own a copy of this book.
Chris Brimmer
History in the record, great original source material
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