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First Book in American History

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Continuing the biographical approach to teaching history found in his Stories of Great Americans for Little Americans, Eggleston draws a more in-depth picture of the development of the United Ststes using the stories of the living and breathing Americans who made it all happen. Especially valuable for home schoolers or those simply wishing to supplement their children's ...more
Hardcover, 240 pages
Published January 1st 1970 by Applewood Books
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Edward Eggleston (December 10, 1837 – September 3, 1902) was an American historian and novelist.

Eggleston was born in Vevay, Indiana, to Joseph Cary Eggleston and Mary Jane Craig. As a child, he was too ill to regularly attend school, so his education was primarily provided by his father. He was ordained as a Methodist minister in 1856. He wrote a number of tales, some of which, especially the "Ho
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