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EIGHTY YEARS' PROGRESS

OF

THE UNITED STATES:

A FAMILY RECORD

OF AMERICAN INDUSTRY, ENERGY AND ENTERPRISE:

SHOWING

THE VARIOUS CHANNELS OF INDUSTRY AND EDUCATION THROUGH WHICH THE PEOPLE OF THE UNITED STATES HAVE ARISEN FROM A BRITISH COLONY TO THEIR PRESENT NATIONAL IMPORTANCE;

GIVING, IN AN HISTORICAL FORM,

THE VAST IMPROVEMENTS MADE IN AGRICULTURE, CULTIVATION OF COTTON, SUGAR, COMMERCE, TRAVEL AND TRANSPORTATION, STEAM ENGINE, MANUFACTURE OF COTTON, WOOLEN, SILK, PAPER, FIRE-ARMS, CUTLERY, HATS, CARRIAGES AND COACHES, PLATED WARE, LEATHER, BOOTS AND SHOES, CLOCKS AND WATCHES, PINS, REFINED SUGAR, GLASS, INDIA RUBBER, FISHING BUSINESS, FUR AND FUR TRADE, HUMANITARIAN INSTITUTIONS, ETC., ETC.

WITH A LARGE AMOUNT OF STATISTICAL INFORMATION,

SHOWING THE COMPARATIVE PROGRESS OF THE DIFFERENT STATES WITH EACH OTHER, AND, TO SOME EXTENT, THIS COUNTRY WITH OTHER NATIONS.

BY EMINENT LITERARY MEN,

WHO HAVE MADE THE SUBJECTS OF WHICH THEY HAVE WRITTEN THEIR SPECIAL STUDY.

EXTENSIVELY EMBELLISHED WITH OVER 400 STEEL AND ELECTROTYPE PLATE ENGRAVINGS, IN TWO VOLUMES

EXECUTED BY THE FIRST ARTISTS IN THE COUNTRY, ILLUSTRATING THE PROGRESS OF THE VARIOUS 

INTERESTS TREATED OF.

FURNISHED BY AGENTS ONLY.

 

NEW YORK

PUBLISHED BY L. STEBBINS. 1861.

 

 

Lots of history with nice engraved full page print plates! SEE below for photos of some of the contents.

 

LOADED! Includes tons of history on various industries at the time. Agriculture, farm implements, stock (farm animals - cows, horses, sheep, swine - pigs, etc.), wheat and other crops, fruit, potatoes, peas and beans, grass and hay, tobacco, hops, flax & hemp, silk, bee culture, poultry - chickens, lumber business, cotton, slave slavery labor, cotton gin, sugar, commerce, gold - 1849 California gold miners, fisheries, ocean steamer ships, steamboats, travel and transportation - swamp canal, Mississippi, steamboats, coasters, great lakes, Early railroad - RR trains, tonnage, steam engine, locomotives, engines, manufacturers, inventions, printing, paper, woolen, clothing trade, leather, fire-arms - firearm industry - colt revolver, match-lock, flint-lock, firearms at World's fair, Sharpe's rifle and pistol, Stafford and Whitney arms, U.S. armories, Dahlgren Gun, casting, naval warfare, Floyd gun, powder, etc., Cutlery, fur trade, hats and hatters, lumber, carriages and coaches, New York Omnibus, clocks and watches - Terry, Thomas, Jerome and others, Roxbury watch factory, Waltham, etc. - electro plating, fishing, ice, pins, refined sugar, fire-proof safes and safe locks, glass making, India Rubber, Sewing machines - Howe, Wilson, Wheeler, Wilson, Singer, Grover, Baker, Finkle, Lyon, etc - . Mills, Musical instruments, humanitarian and corrective institutions - prisons, Auburn Prison, Massachusetts, Quakers, relief of poor, statistics, etc.... MANY pages of table of contents - above are just some entries!

Stebbins, L.             [U.S. Industry at beginning of Civil War]   Eighty Years Progress Of The United States: Showing The Various Channels Of Industry And Education.... Giving In A Historical Form, The Vast Improvements Made In Agriculture, Commerce, And Trade Banking, Insurance, Manufacturing, Machinery, Mining Interests, Modes Of Travel And Transportation, Telegraphing, Fine Arts, Educational, Benevolent, And Humane Institutions, &c. With A Large Amount Of Statistical Information, Showing The Comparative Progress Of The Different States With Each Other, And To Some Extent This Country With Other Nations....            N.Y., 1861.  457pp., 455pp.  Thick 8vo.  Orig. gilt pict. cloth, gilt spines.              1st edition. 2 thick volumes. Published for Subscribers only. Steel engrd. extra tps, 220 text engravings, many full page. Text & illustrs. of farm animals, agriculture, commerce, minerals & mining, machinery, printing press, coaches, steamboats, canals, steamboats, whaling, schools, newspapers, asylums, churches, residences, minerals & mining, petroleum, railroads, land grants, cotton production, slaves, handicrafts, progress of women, scenery, a full pg. clipper ship, cotton gin w/ slaves, much more. Nice gilt cover vignettes.  Gd. - VG. 1 volume with some old water stains. more or less blends in but book still lies perfectly flat, other vol. vg. 

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