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Don’t Know Much About History Books

I was asked John’s question recently by a dear old friend who teaches in a conservative (Latin Mass, though not sede vacantist) school in northern Illinois. Is there any good general text/survey of American history? The best I could come up with was a dim memory of a textbook by Samuel Eliot Morison that my older brother used in high school. Now Morison was an establishment mid-century liberal, which is not exactly my cup of tea, but it becomes less and less not my cup as newer and worse cups get brewed. Besides, he knew how to write good English prose. My friend has been happy with the book so far. Any better ideas from Cornerites?


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