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Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Garfield, James Abram 1831-1881 (search)
orgia, Alabama, and the prairies of the far West——would seem to us mere fictions of romance did they not come to us in the matter-of-fact narratives of those who were eye-witnesses, and who recorded minute memoranda of every incident. Second. The Struggle for National Dominion. I next invite your attention to the less stirring but not less important struggle for the possession of the New World which succeeded the period of discovery. At the beginning of the eighteenth century North America was claimed mainly by three great powers. Spain held possession of Mexico and a belt reaching eastward to the Atlantic and northward to the southern line of Georgia except a portion near the mouth of the Mississippi held by the French. England held from the Spanish line on the south to the northern lakes and the St. Lawrence and westward to the Alleghanies. France held all north of the lakes arid west of the Alleghanies, and southward to the possessions of Spain. Some of the boundary
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Gilbert, Sir Humphrey 1539- (search)
ster, and was knighted by the lorddeputy. Returning to England soon after wards, he married a rich heiress. In Sir Humphrey Gilbert. 1572 he commanded a squadron of nine ships to reinforce an armament intended for the recovery of Flushing; and soon after his return he published (1576) a Discourse of a discoverie for a New Pas-Sage to Cathaia and the East Indies. He obtained letters-patent from Queen Elizabeth, dated June 11, 1578, empowering him to discover and possess any lands in North America then unsettled, he to pay to the crown one-fifth of all gold and silver which the countries he might discover and colonize should produce. It invested him with powers of an absolute ruler over his colony, provided the laws should not be in derogation of supreme allegiance to the crown. It guaranteed to his followers all the rights of Englishmen; and it also guaranteed the absolute right of a territory where they might settle, within 200 leagues of which no settlement should be permitte
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Grahame, James 1790-1842 (search)
Grahame, James 1790-1842 Historian; born in Glasgow, Scotland, Dec. 21, 1790; graduated at Cambridge University; and admitted to the Scottish bar in 1812. His publications include History of the rise and progress of the United States of North America till the British Revolution of 1688; Who is to blame? or cursory review of the American apology for American accession to negro slavery, etc. He died in London, England, July 3, 1842.
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Greenhow, Robert 1800-1854 (search)
Greenhow, Robert 1800-1854 Author; born in Richmond, Va., in 1800; graduated at William and Mary College in 1816; removed to California in 1850. He published History of Tripoli, and a Report on the discovery of the Northwest coast of North America, which was later enlarged and republished under the title of History of Oregon and California. He died in San Francisco, Cal., in 1854.
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Hart, Albert Bushnell 1854- (search)
eat part in the world at large. In case of real war, the coast cities may have to pay the bill, but, for good or evil, the foreign policy of the United States appears to be in the hands of the people of the Mississippi Valley. One of the most frequent criticisms of the West is that the people are more impressed by a big thing than by a good thing. Immensity, broad space, towering mountains, the vastness of the Mississippi, impress the imagination of the people; the greatest river in North America, the longest air-line in the world, the heaviest ten-wheel consolidation locomotive drawing the longest train of most heavily laden cars bursting with the biggest crop of wheat sold for the most money in the history of mankind—these are the staples of the journalist, the subject of conversation. The vice of megalomania is, however, not confined to Gulf-directed waters. Great, roaring New York, broad-spread Philadelphia, Boston of the Public Library, have also their own standards of wh
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Henry, Pierre Francois 1759-1833 (search)
Henry, Pierre Francois 1759-1833 Author; born in Nancy, France, May 28, 1759; became a lawyer, and later went on the stage, but did not succeed. He translated into the French Marshall's Life of Washington, and was the author of Description of North America. He died in Paris, Aug. 12, 1833.
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Hieroglyphics. (search)
Hieroglyphics. There was no written language in all North America when Europeans came, excepting in the form of pictography, which has a near relationship to the hieroglyphics of the Egyptians. It was used in aid of historic and other traditions, and in illustration of their mythology, which was rich in symbolism, and formed a part of their religious system. They personified their ideas by delineations of natural objects. An excellent illustration is given in the act of To-mo-chi-chi, an aged Creek chief. when he first visited Oglethorpe, on the site of Savannah. He presented a buffalo's skin, ornamented with a picture of an eagle, saying: The eagle is an emblem of speed, and the buffalo of strength. The English are as swift as the bird, for they fly over vast seas, and, like the buffalo, are so strong nothing can withstand them. The feathers of the bird are soft, and signify love; the buffalo's skin is warm, and signifies protection. Therefore, love and protect our litt
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Hilliard d'auberteuil, Michel Rene 1751-1785 (search)
Hilliard d'auberteuil, Michel Rene 1751-1785 Author; born in Rennes, France, Jan. 31, 1751; was a lawyer in Santo Domingo, and during the Revolutionary War visited the United States. He was the author of Historical and political essays on the Anglo-Americans; History of the administration of Lord North, from 1770 until 1782, in the War of North America, etc. He died in Santo Domingo, W. I., in 1785.
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Hillis, George Morgan 1825- (search)
Hillis, George Morgan 1825- Clergyman; born in Auburn, N. Y., Oct. 10, 1825; graduated at Trinity College in 1847; ordained in the Protestant Episcopal Church in 1851. After being rector in Watertown and Syracuse, N. Y., he was called to St. Mary's Church, Burlington, N. J., in 1870. His publications include The transfer of the Church from colonial dependence to the freedom of the republic; John Talbot, the first Bishop in North America; The missions of the Church of England in New Jersey, etc.
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Imlay, Gilbert 1750- (search)
Imlay, Gilbert 1750- Author; born in New Jersey in 1750; served throughout the Revolutionary War; was the author of A topographical description of the Western Territory of North America; The emigrants, or the history of an exiled family.
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