copyright MDCCCXCVII (1897); Charles Scribner's Sons publishers, New York; hardbound; quite good condition for age with minimal issues - see pics; many photos and drawings.
Author Donald G. Mitchell thought it important to describe, for example, the Northern Pilgrims, the groupings of colonies, the culture of early naturalists, travels to other climes and locales, and so on. Once those broader contexts were expressed, Donald G. Mitchell then narrowed his focus and considered individuals, such as Dr. Jonathan Edwards, Thomas Paine, Joel Barlow, Benjamin Franklin, Alexander Wilson, Richard Dana, and William Cullen Bryant. The subjects they wrote about also garner attention: religion, death, hardship, education, commerce, politics, foreign relations, the natural environment, adventure, sea stories, and so on. Individual works of literature also are considered, for example: the Bay Psalm Book, The Spy, The Federalist, The Battle of the Kegs, English Grammar, The Simple Cobbler of Aggawamm, and The Wants of Man. More than 100 black-and-white illustrations throughout: portraits, title page facsimiles, buildings, maps, objects, documents, memorials, book illustrations, landscapes, etc.