The Americans A New History of the People of the United States, First Edition by Oscar Handlin
The Americans: A New History of the People of the United States, this hardcover first edition, 1963, was written by Oscar Handlin with illustrations by Samuel H. Bryant.
The ex-library book is in fair to good vintage condition with some foxing and age related browning of pages. The yellow cover is faded, and shelf wear evident at the bottom of the spine. The inside covers show marks of removed bookplates or library materials, but the book binding is strong and firm. There are no tears or other marks. Each chapter is illustrated with an attractive and relevant black and white drawing.
The book measures 5 3/4" x 8 1/2" x 1 1/5" and has 434 pages. There is no dust jacket.
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.