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YOUNG FOLKS

HISTORY OF AMERICA.

EDITED

BY

AU

HEZEKIAH BUTTERWORTH,
of “ZIGZAG JOURNEYS

IN EUROPE,” “

ZIGZAG JOURNEYS
IN CLASSIC LANDS,” AND “ZIGZAG JOURNEYS IN

THE ORIENT."

ILLUSTRATED

WITH ONE HUNDRED AND FIFTY ENGRAVINGS.

BOSTON:

PUBLISHED BY ESTES AND LAURIAT,

301-305 WASHINGTON STREET.

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PREFACE.

The editor has sought the best materials in the preparation of this History of America, and is indebted to McKenzie's admirable History of the United States, a work published abroad some ten years ago, for the larger part of the text, and especially for the fine moral analyses in the parts having reference to the Puritans, to Slavery, and to the War for the Union. The opening and closing chapters, and the parts having especial reference to Canada, are, for the most part, original ; the text from McKenzie has been enlarged, revised, and edited ; stories have been interpolated, and the illustrations have been selected from the best sources by the most competent editors. The publishers have thus aimed to present a work of unusual attractiveness and value.

H. BUTTERWORTH.

Boston, May, 1881.

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