THE UNITED STATES:
A FAMILY RECORD
OF AMERICAN INDUSTRY, ENERGY AND ENTERPRISE:
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.
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.
EMINENT LITERARY MEN,
HAVE MADE THE SUBJECTS OF WHICH THEY HAVE WRITTEN THEIR SPECIAL STUDY.
EMBELLISHED WITH OVER 400 STEEL AND ELECTROTYPE PLATE ENGRAVINGS,
IN TWO VOLUMES
BY THE FIRST ARTISTS IN THE COUNTRY, ILLUSTRATING THE PROGRESS OF THE VARIOUS
BY AGENTS ONLY.
BY L. STEBBINS. 1861.
of history with nice engraved full page print plates! SEE below for photos
of some of the contents.
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!
ORDER # 80PROG.