males to five hundred and fourteen females; a difference in the thousand of twenty-eight, where Prussia
shows a difference of thirteen.
In every thousand souls of Massachusetts
there are four hundred and eighty-three males to five hundred and seventeen females; a difference in the thousand of thirty-four, where Great Britain
show a difference of only twenty-eight. North Carolina
has a greater excess of females than any country in Europe
, and the old Puritan State of Rhode Island
overtops her Puritan neighbour Massachusetts
The most crowded female region in the civilised world is the district of Columbia, in the centre of which Washington
In this purgatory of women, there are, in every thousand souls, five hundred and twenty-eight females to four hundred and seventy-two males.
No one appears to understand the causes of this singular phenomenon.
We know the reason why Great Britain
shows a larger excess of females than Prussia
During the present generation Great Britain
has sent out half a million more emigrants than Prussia
, and a vast majority of these emigrants have been males.
A similar explanation covers the cases of Massachusetts
and Rhode Island