This rare text comprises the 83 of the most important documents in American’s past, presented here with interesting commentaries by such esteemed historians as Arthur Schlesinger and Henry Steele Commager. A book elected for its prolific historical and educational value, this text is an immensely important piece of literature that will appeal to those with an interest in the political past of America and constitutes a worthy addition to any bookshelf. Spanning the spectrum of American’s diverse history as it was made and as it was lived, this fascinating book contains: The Declaration on Independence, The American Constitution, The Monroe Doctrine, Mary Easty’s Petition of an Accused Witch, Elizabeth Cady Stanton’s Address on the Divorce Bill, Mary Baker Eddy’s Science and Health, and many other important texts intrinsic to the history of the United States. Walter "Walt" Whitman (1819– 1892) was a famous American poet, journalist, and essayist, most famous for his life’s work, Leaves Of Grass. Originally published in 1904, this scarce text is proudly republished here with a new prefatory biography of the author.