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Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Abbott, Lyman, 1835- (search)
an establish a currency of our own, disregardful of the financial standards of the civilized world, has been raised and answered emphatically in the negative. Our territory has extended until it nearly equals in dimensions that of the old Roman Empire in its palmiest days. Our population has not only increased in numbers, but become heterogeneous in character. We are no longer an Anglo-Saxon colony, emerging into statehood. We are Scandinavian, German, Hungarian, Pole, Austrian, Italian, French, and Spanish; all the nations of the earth are represented, not only in our population, but in our suffrages. Whatever interests Norway and Sweden, Holland and Belgium, Germany, Italy, France, or England, interests our people, because from these countries respectively multitudes of our people have come. Meanwhile, our growth, and still more the test to which we have been subjected by foreign war and by civil war, have done much to demonstrate the stability of institutions which, a hundred
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), French, Benjamin Franklin 1799-1877 (search)
French, Benjamin Franklin 1799-1877 Historian; born in Richmond, Va., June 8, 1799; removed to Louisiana in 1830; retired from business in 1853; and removed to New York City. He published Bibliographia Americana; Historical collections of Louisiana; History of the iron trade of the United States; Historical annals of North America. He died in New York City, May 30, 1877.