The Americans A New History of the People of the United States, 1st ed. 1963 Oscar Handlin
The Americans A New History of the People of the United States, 1st edition 1963 was written by Oscar Handlin with Illustrations by Samuel H. Bryant
As a Harvard Professor and author of many books on the people in America, Handlin (1915 - 2011) always considered America a Nation of Immigrants.
- He is thought to have reoriented the story of the people of America by always featuring them as immigrants populating the vast spaces of this country.
Concerned with a whole people rather than individuals,
- Handlin writes of the forces that impelled men to move
- the ways they made a living
- their thoughts of life and death
- and other subjects relevant to their life experience as Americans.
This book, a hardback first edition, is in fair to good vintage condition. There is some foxing and browning of pages. Shelf wear is evident at the bottom of the faded spine. The backs of the covers show marks of a bookplate or library materials, but the book binding is strong and firm. There are no tears or other marks.
The book measures 5 3/4" x 8 1/2" x 1 1/5" and has 434 pages. There is no dust jacket.
Each chapter is distinguished by an attractive and relevant drawing.