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attitude of foreign powers, and of economic conditions, North and South.
(3) An effort has been made to show the influence of economic conditions on the politics of the country throughout its entire history. The economic motive is by no means the sole motive which determines the actions of men in mass, but it is unquestionably one of the most compelling motives. The slavery contest was economic in its origin and development. It became eventually a moral issue.
In arranging the topical references no attempt has been made at a full bibliography. Except in a few instances only the better known and more recent standard writers, whose works should be on the shelves of every well-selected library, are included.
JOHN H. LATANÉ.
PART I— THE COLONIES
1. Oriental Trade Routes and Portuguese and Spanish Dis
coveries. Double page, colored . . following 2 2. Toscanelli's Map. 3. Distribution of Indian Tribes. Full page, colored facing 15 4. New England in 1640. . 5. Virginia and Maryland in 1650. Full page, colored facing 6. Types of Colonial Government. Full page, colored facing 61 7. French Explorations and Settlements. Full page, colored
facing 73 8. European Possessions in America, 1664–1775. Full page, colored . .
facing 89 9. The British Colonies in 1767. Full page, colored facing 92 10. Western Settlements at Time of the Revolution.
. 108 11. Boston and Its Environs . . . . . . . . 119 12. Siege of Boston . . . 13. Retreat across New Jersey, 1776-1777 . . . . . . 134 14. The Middle Atlantic States . . . 15. Operations in the South, 1780–1781 .
159 16. Operations at Yorktown .
• . . . . 169 17. Boundaries proposed by France in 1782. Full page, colored
facing 171 18. The United States in 1783. State Claims and Cessions.
Full page, colored . . . . . . facing 176 19. West Florida Controversy, 1783–1819 . . . . . 219 20. Explorations of Lewis and Clark and of Pike. Full page, colored . .
. . . . . facing 220 21. The Canadian Frontier . . . . . . . 235 22. Operations around Niagara . . . . .
. 243 23. Operations around Washington and Baltimore . . . 245 24. The Missouri Compromise. Full page, colored. facing 261 25. The United States in 1830. Double page, colored following 270 26. Territory Claimed by Texas. Full page, colored. facing 299 27. Territory Ceded by Mexico, 1848–1853. Full page, colored
28. United States. Acquisition of Territory. Full page, colored
facing 308 29. Compromise of 1850. Full page, colored . . facing 317 30. Freedom and Slavery in 1854. Full page, colored facing 328 31. The United States in 1861. Double page, colored following 350 32. The War in the East . . . . . . . . . 359 33. Operations in the West . . . . . . . 363 34. Hampton Roads. . .
368 35. Map of Battle of Gettysburg. Full page, colored facing 387 36. Vicksburg Campaign . . . . . . . . 391 37. West Indies. Double page, colored . · following 526 38. Map of United States and Insular Dependencies. Double
page, colored . . . . . . . following 540