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