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Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing) 1,632 0 Browse Search
Knight's Mechanical Encyclopedia (ed. Knight) 998 0 Browse Search
C. Edwards Lester, Life and public services of Charles Sumner: Born Jan. 6, 1811. Died March 11, 1874. 232 0 Browse Search
Wendell Phillips, Theodore C. Pease, Speeches, Lectures and Letters of Wendell Phillips: Volume 2 156 0 Browse Search
J. B. Jones, A Rebel War Clerk's Diary 142 0 Browse Search
Rebellion Record: a Diary of American Events: Documents and Narratives, Volume 1. (ed. Frank Moore) 138 0 Browse Search
Raphael Semmes, Memoirs of Service Afloat During the War Between the States 134 0 Browse Search
Cambridge History of American Literature: volume 1, Colonial and Revolutionary Literature: Early National Literature: Part I (ed. Trent, William Peterfield, 1862-1939., Erskine, John, 1879-1951., Sherman, Stuart Pratt, 1881-1926., Van Doren, Carl, 1885-1950.) 130 0 Browse Search
Wendell Phillips, Theodore C. Pease, Speeches, Lectures and Letters of Wendell Phillips: Volume 1 130 0 Browse Search
Horace Greeley, The American Conflict: A History of the Great Rebellion in the United States of America, 1860-65: its Causes, Incidents, and Results: Intended to exhibit especially its moral and political phases with the drift and progress of American opinion respecting human slavery from 1776 to the close of the War for the Union. Volume I. 126 0 Browse Search
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Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Abbott, Lyman, 1835- (search)
tion to his countrymen to avoid entangling alliances with European nations. Yet Americans must not forget that changes wrou little-known and little-travelled ocean separated us from Europe. Under these circumstances to engage in European strifes,European strifes, to aid France against Great Britain, to concern ourselves with the balance of power, to undertake, directly or indirectly, ttle, if any, longer to cross from our eastern seaboard to Europe's western seaboard than from our eastern to our western bove caught inspiration from our life; the whole progress of Europe has been progress towards democracy-whether in England, Sp, industrially, and even physically, the United States and Europe have been drawn together by the irresistible course of eve is not whether we shall live and work in fellowship with European nations, but whether we shall choose our fellowship with s will never desire to encroach upon the territory of any European power; that, if it comes into the peril of war, it will b
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Adams, George Burton, 1851- (search)
Adams, George Burton, 1851- Educator and historian; born in Vermont in 1851; Professor of History in Yale University. His late works include: Civilization, during the Middle ages; Why Americans dislike England; The growth of the French nation; and European history, an outline of its development.
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Adams, John, 1735- (search)
more numerous than in England itself. The united force of Europe will not be able to subdue us. The only way to keep us froratulate you on the restoration of peace to the nations of Europe whose animosities have endangered our tranquillity; but wessed on the great theatre of the world, in the face of all Europe and America, and with such circumstances of publicity and France by amicable negotiation, the progress of the war in Europe, the depredations on our commerce, the personal injuries tt important ports. The distance of the United States from Europe, and the well-known promptitude, ardor, and courage of the ought not to involve ourselves in the political system of Europe, but to keep ourselves always distinct and separate from iof America as forming a weight in that balance of power in Europe which never can be forgotten or neglected. It would not ot our interest, but it would be doing wrong to one-half of Europe, at least, if we should voluntarily throw our-selves into
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Adams, John Quincy, 1767- (search)
the United States, to the advantage of other European powers, and sometimes they have appeared to cmeans against the establishment of any future European colony within its borders may be found advisa and commerce with all the principal powers of Europe. They met and resided, for that purpose, aboud philosophical, though absolute, sovereign in Europe to their liberal and enlightened principles. rights which marked the progress of the late European wars. and which finally involved the United ed as subjects for future colonization by any European power. The principle had first been assumed of this hemisphere, and we were surrounded by European colonies, with the greater part of which we herests which have none or a remote relation to Europe; that the interference of Europe, therefore, iEurope, therefore, in those concerns should be spontaneously withheld by her upon the same principles that we have neverns may not give umbrage to the holy league of European powers or offence to Spain, it is deemed a su[13 more...]
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Addams, Jane, 1860- (search)
Addams, Jane, 1860- Social reformer; born in Cedarville, Ill., Sept. 6, 1860; was graduated at Rockford College in 1881, and, after spending some time in study in Europe, established the Social Settlement of Hull House in Chicago, of which she became head resident. She is widely esteemed for her writings and lectures on Social Settlement work.
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Agassiz, Louis John Rudolph, 1807-1873 (search)
ssor Agassiz settled in Cambridge, and was made Professor of Zoology and Geology of the Lawrence Scientific School at its foundation in 1848. That year he made. with some of his pupils, a scientific exploration of the shores of Lake Superior. He afterwards explored the southern coasts of the United States, of Brazil, and the waters of the Pacific Ocean. An account of his explorations on the Brazilian coast was given in A journey to Brazil, by Mrs. Agassiz, in 1867. He received the Copley Medal from the Royal Society of London; from the Aeademy of Sciences of Paris, the Monthyon Prize and the Cuvier Prize; the Wollaston Medal from the Geological Society of London; and the Medal of Merit from the King of Prussia. He was a member of many scientific societies, and the universities of Dublin and Ediniburgh conferred on him the honorary degree of Ll.D. Professor Agassiz published valuable scientific works in Europe and in the United States. He died in Cambridge, Mass., Dec. 14, 1873.
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Agnew, Cornelius Rea, 1830-1888 (search)
Agnew, Cornelius Rea, 1830-1888 Physician and surgeon; born in New York City, Aug. 8, 1830; was graduated at Columbia College in 1849, and at the College of Physicians and Surgeons in 1852, subsequently continuing his studies in Europe. He became surgeon-general of the State of New York in 1858, and at the beginning of the Civil War was appointed medical director of the New York State Volunteer Hospital. During the war he was also one of the most influential members of the United States Sanitary commission (q. v.). After the war he gave much attention to opthalmology, founded the Brooklyn Eye and Ear Hospital, and became Clinical Professor of the Diseases of the Eye and Ear in the New York College of Physicians and Surgeons. Dr. Agnew was actively identified with the educational institutions of New York City, and was one of the founders of the Columbia College School of Mines. He died in New York, April 8, 1888.
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Agricultural implements. (search)
In 1850 less than 5,000 mowing-machines had been made in our country. Within a quarter of a century afterwards a mowing-machine was considered indispensable to every farm. The American machines are the best in the world, and are sold all over Europe and South America. The plough used in this country during the colonial period was made of wood, covered with sheet-iron, the share being of wrought-iron. In 1793, Thomas Jefferson, who had been experimenting on his Virginia farm, invented an an Algerian in seventy-two. It used a cutter similar to that of Hussey's machine, its main features being the reel, the divider, the receiving platform for the grain, and the stand for the raker. American reaping-machines are now used all over Europe where cereals abound. The automatic rake was patented by a Mr. Seymour, of Brockport, N. Y., in 1851, and in 1856 Mr. Dorsey, of Maryland, patented the revolving rake, which was improved upon by Samuel Johnston, of Brockport. in 1865. The firs
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Alexander vi., Pope. (search)
and Leon. To prevent the interference of this grant with one previously given to the Portuguese, he directed that a line supposed to be drawn from pole to pole, at a distance of 100 leagues westward of the Azores, should serve as a boundary. All the countries to the east of this imaginary line, not in possession of a Christian prince, he gave to the Portuguese, and all westward of it to the Spaniards. On account of the dissatisfaction with the Pope's partition. the line was fixed 270 leagues farther west. Other nations of Europe subsequently paid no attention to the Pope's gifts to Spain and Portugal, but planted colonies on the Western Continent without the leave of the sovereigns of Spain or the Pope. A little more than a century afterwards the English Parliament insisted that occupancy confers a good title, by the law of nations and nature. This remains a law of nations. Portugal soon disregarded the Pope's donation to Spain, and sent an expedition to North America in 1500.
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Alfonso Xiii., (search)
Alfonso Xiii., King of Spain; born in Madrid, May 17, 1886, after his father's death son of the late King Alfonso XII. and Maria Christina, daughter of the late Carl Ferdinand, Archduke of Austria. His mother became Queen Regent during his minority, and after the destruction of the Spanish fleet in Manila Bay she made strenuous though unavailing efforts to induce both the Pope and the principal countries of Europe to intervene in the hope of speedily closing the war between the United States and Spain.
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