Our First Century

I came across a most fascinating book that tells of 100 great events, some little known,  in our country’s early years.  Written by Richard Miller Devens in 1879, Our First Century: Being A Popular Descriptive Portraiture Of The One Hundred Great And Memorable Events Of Perpetual Interest In The History Of Our Country is a treasure trove of information.

Just scanning the table of contents is enough to pique the curiosity of any  enthusiast of early American history.  I’ve read a few chapters and discovered some things that I would never have learned in regular history text.  Perhaps, some of these events being so nearer in time to the author’s own life he was able to capture a more comprehensive history for us to enjoy today.

Read it online:  Our First Century

Get it from Amazon: Our First Century: Being A Popular Descriptive Portraiture Of The One Hundred Great And Memorable Events Of Perpetual Interest In The History Of Our Country (1879)

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About Carla Gade

Carla is a historical fiction novelist and webmaster. She is also a family historian and has been an adult education instructor of HTML and Genealogy Online. She lives in New England with her family.
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3 Responses to Our First Century

  1. Lori Benton says:

    This sounds intriguing. I shall be tracking down a copy, methinks. Thanks for posting.

  2. Carla Gade says:

    Isn’t it a cool book! I love discovering treasure like this.

  3. Emily Davis says:

    I have this book. Inside is in excellent condition but binding is pretty sad!

    I particularly enjoyed reading about the earthquake in the bootheel of Missouri and the Missouri River running backwards.

    Does anyone know the value of this book. Publishers date is C.A. Nichols & Co, Springfield, Mass. 1878

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