In 1840, Nathaniel Hawthorne, one of America's greatest writers, published Grandfather's Chair, a history of Colonial and post-Revolutionary War America especially for young people. Hawthorne uses a sturdy oak chair, which appears in each of the stories, as a way to make more entertaining the early history of America: Plymouth and the Pilgrims, the founding of Rhode Island, the Salem witch hysteria, Cotton Mather, the Liberty Tree, the Boston Massacre, the Boston Tea Party, the Continental Congress, and the Declaration of Independence. Seventy-one black-and-white illustrations accompany the text.
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Review: Grandfather's ChairUser Review - Lynette - Goodreads
All I can really say for this book, is what I"ve already said. It's okay. I didn't really like it, I didn't really hate it. One of the reasons was there were MANY historical mistakes in this book ... Read full review
Review: Grandfather's ChairUser Review - Jayme VA - Goodreads
A collection of stories of New England history as it was seen by a chair that was owned by many famous men. A good overview of the story of New England and America. Read full review