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Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing) 332 0 Browse Search
Abraham Lincoln, Stephen A. Douglas, Debates of Lincoln and Douglas: Carefully Prepared by the Reporters of Each Party at the times of their Delivery. 110 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. 68 0 Browse Search
Frederick H. Dyer, Compendium of the War of the Rebellion: Regimental Histories 32 0 Browse Search
Edward L. Pierce, Memoir and letters of Charles Sumner: volume 3 28 0 Browse Search
Edward L. Pierce, Memoir and letters of Charles Sumner: volume 4 24 0 Browse Search
Edward Alfred Pollard, The lost cause; a new Southern history of the War of the Confederates ... Drawn from official sources and approved by the most distinguished Confederate leaders. 22 0 Browse Search
Jefferson Davis, The Rise and Fall of the Confederate Government 20 0 Browse Search
Francis Jackson Garrison, William Lloyd Garrison, 1805-1879; the story of his life told by his children: volume 3 20 0 Browse Search
C. Edwards Lester, Life and public services of Charles Sumner: Born Jan. 6, 1811. Died March 11, 1874. 20 0 Browse Search
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Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Abolition. (search)
d and Connecticut in 1784, in New York in 1799, and in New Jersey in 1804. Abolition of slavery in the Northwest Territory, north of the Ohio and east of the Mississippi, including the present States of Ohio, Indiana, Illinois, Michigan, Wisconsin, and part of Minnesota, was secured by the Ordinance of 1787. In 1807, Congress passed an act for the abolition of the slave-trade on Jan. 1, 1808. Slavery in part of the Louisiana Purchase, including the present States of Iowa, Oregon, Kansas, Nebraska, part of Colorado, and part of Minnesota, was abolished by the Missouri compromise (q. v..), whose validity was rejected by the Supreme Court (see Dred Scott decision); but the provision for abolition was embodied in the constitutions of these States as they were severally admitted. In course of tine gradual abolition took effect in the States which had adopted it by statute, and in 1850 slavery as an institution had practically disappeared from them. Slavery was finally abolished from al
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Agricultural implements. (search)
Agricultural implements. The United States for many years has led the world in the invention and use of appliances for tilling the soil. The extension of farming to large areas, as in Minnesota, Nebraska, and the Dakotas, where farms of 50,000 acres are not unusual, has called for quicker means of ploughing, sowing, and reaping than is possible by hand. Hence inventive genius has recognized the new conditions and provided ploughs, seeding-machines, cultivators, reapers, binders, and other apparatus operated by horse and steam-power. The invention of the mowing-machine is coeval, in our country, with the reaping-machine. The Manning mower was invented in 1831. That and the Ketcham (1844) held the place of superior excellence until about 1850, when other inventors had made improvements. 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 machi
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Allen, William Vincent, 1847- (search)
Allen, William Vincent, 1847- Politician: born in Midway, O., Jan. 28, 1847; was educated in the common schools and Upper Iowa University; served as a private soldier in the Union army during the Civil War. In 1869 he was admitted to the bar. In 1891 he was elected judge of the Ninth Judicial District Court of Nebraska, and in 1892. United States Senator from Nebraska, as a Populist. In the special session of Congress in 1893 he held the floor with a speech for fifteen consecutive hours, and in 1896 was chairman of the Populist National Convention. See people's party: Populists.
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Andrews, Elisha Benjamin, 1844- (search)
Andrews, Elisha Benjamin, 1844- Educator: born in Hinsdale, N. H., Jan. 10,) 1844; graduated at Brown University in 1870, and at Newton Theological Institute in 1874; was president of Brown University in 1889-98; superintendent of the Chicago Public Schools in 1898-1900; and in the last year became chancellor of the University of Nebraska. He is author of History of the United States; An honest dollar, a plea for bimetallism, etc.
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Annexed Territory, status of. (search)
stitution applies except the Thirteenth Amendment, which prohibits slavery, and that only because the prohibition expressly includes any place subject to their jurisdiction. This amendment was proposed by Congress on Feb. 1, 1865--the day on which Sherman's army left Savannah on its northern march; and the words any place subject to their jurisdiction were probably added because of the uncertainty as to the legal status of the States in rebellion, and not because of any doubt as to whether Nebraska, then a Territory, was a part of the United States. The view that some other general limitations of the Constitution upon the powers of Congress lust relate to all regions and all persons was, however, adopted by some members of the Senate Committee in the report upon the Porto-Rican bill, where it is said: Yet, as to all prohibitions of the Constitution laid upon Congress while legislating, they operate for the benefit of all for whom Congress may legislate, no matter where they m
of Columbia, West Virginia, Virginia, North Carolina, South Carolina, Georgia, Florida, Alabama, Mississippi, and Louisiana, and District of Porto Rico, embracing Porto Rico and adjacent islands; headquarters, Governor's Island, N. Y. Commander, Maj.-Gen. John R. Brooke. Department of the Lakes.--States of Wisconsin, Michigan, Illinois, Indiana, Ohio, Kentucky, and Tennessee; headquarters, Chicago, Ill. Commander, Maj.-Gen. Elwell S. Otis. Department of the Missouri.--States of Iowa, Nebraska, Missouri, Kansas, and Arkansas, the Indian Territory, and the Territory of Oklahoma; headquarters, Omaha, Neb. Commander, Brig.-Gen. Fitzhugh Lee. Department of Texas.--State of Texas; headquarters, San Antonio. Tex. Commander, Col. Chambers McKibbin, 12th Infantry. An act of Congress of June 6, 1900, re-organized the regular army and re-established the grade of lieutenant-general by the following provision: That the senior major-general of the line commanding the army shall have th
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Bad lands, the. (search)
Bad lands, the. Mauvaises Terres, of the old French fur-traders' dialect, are an extensive tract in the Dakotas, Wyoming, and northwestern Nebraska, between the North Fork of the Platte and the South Fork of the Cheyene rivers, west, south, and southeast of the Black Hills. It lies mostly between long. 103° and 105° N., with an area as yet not perfectly defined, but estimated to cover about 60,000 square miles. There are similar lands in the Green River region, of which Fort Bridger is the centre, and in southeastern Oregon. They belong to the Miocence period, geologically speaking. The surface materials are for the most part white and yellowish indurated clays, sands, marls, and occasional thin beds of lime and sandstone. The locality is fitly described as one of the most wonderful regions of the globe. It is held by geologists that during the geological period named a vast fresh-water lake system covered this portion of our continent, when the comparatively soft material
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Beet sugar. (search)
en treated with lime-water and the whites of eggs, and stirred till it is slightly alkaline. It is then placed in copper pans, and while boiling is constantly stirred and scummed. After sufficient concentration the substance is placed in a warm room for several days till it crystallizes. The juice or molasses which remains is drained off, and the solid part is raw sugar. This may be further refined by dissolving again and using albumen and blood. Experiments in beet sugar production were stimulated by the United States bounty law, in operation from July 1, 1891, to Aug. 27, 1894. In the period 1890-1900 the output in the United States was increased from 2,800 tons to 74,944 tons. The following table shows the production, in long tons, in the United States in the season of 1899-1900: California37,938 Nebraska4,591 Utah8,574 New Mexico446 New York1,607 Michigan16,699 Minnesota2,053 Oregon982 Illinois804 Colorado804 Washington446   Totals for United States74,944
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Bissell, William, -1860 (search)
Bissell, William, -1860 H., legislator; born near Cooperstown, N. Y., April 25, 1811: elected to the Illinois legislature in 1811; and became prosecuting attorney for St. Clair county in 1844. During the Mexican War he served as captain of the 2d Illinois Volunteers, and distinguished himself at Buena Vista. In 1839-45 he was a representative in Congress from Illinois; was separated from the Democratic party on the Kansas-Nebraska bill; and was chosen governor on the Republican ticket in 1856, and afterwards reelected. While in Congress he enagetel in a controversy with Jefferson Davis, who challenged Mr. Bissell. In accepting the challenge Mr. Bissell chose as weapons muskets, distance 30 paces, which was unsatisfactory to the friends of Mr. Davis. He died in Springfield. Ill., March 18, 1860.
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Census, United States (search)
2,805,346 Michigan4,762....252727232016139992,420,982 Minnesota6,077............3630282620191,751,394 Mississippl8,850..20202122171514181821201,551,270 Missouri20,845....2323211613855553,106,665 Montana20,595................43454444243,329 Nebraska28,841..............39363026271,066,300 Nevada6,857..............414043495242,335 New Hampshire141,885101116151822222731313336411,588 New Jersey184,139910121314181921171918161,883,669 New Mexico61,547............323437414345195,310 New York3yland1,190,0501,042,390147,660 Massachusetts2,805,3462,238,943566,403 Michigan2,420,9822,093,889327,093 Minnesota1,751,3941,301,826449,568 Mississippi1,551,2701,289,600261,670 Missouri3,106,6652,679,184427,481 Montana243,329132,159111,170 Nebraska1,068,5391,058,9109,629 Nevada42,33545,761*3,426 New Hampshire411,588376,53035,058 New Jersey1,883,6691,444,933438,736 New Mexico195,310153,59341,717 New York7,268,0125,997,8531,270,159 North Carolina1,893,8101,617,947275,863 North Dakota3
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