American Progress: Or, The Great Events of the Greatest Century, Including Also Life Delineations of Our Most Noted Men. A Book for the Times

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H. Heron, 1883 - Industries - 739 pages
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Contents

Change of Scene after the Dark Day
44
Starts for the Coast
48
Capture of Major Andre
50
General Arnold with Autograph
51
West Point in 1780
52
Arnolds Headquarters
53
CORNWALLIS SURRENDERS HIS SPLENDID ARMY TO GENERAL WASHINGTON 1
55
CORNWALLISS SURRENDER
57
Cornwallis Portrait and Autograph
61
Him King Indignantly Rebukes the Proposal Last Review of His Troops Affecting Interview
63
The Washington Elm Cambridge Mass
65
Washingtons Resignation
66
Amity between England and America
70
George the Third Portrait and Autograph
71
First Minister to EnglandReception of John Adams
73
John Adams Portrait and Autograph
74
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77
Convention at Philadelphia 1787
79
Franklin Pleading for Pacification
81
Shipof War Serapis in British Waters Crowds of Spectators Line the Coast The Most Sangui
82
Washingtons Inauguration Bible
84
First Inauguration of a President
86
Presidential Mansion 1789
88
Clairs Army in 1791 Before the Trained Warriors of Little Turtle This Mortifying Disaster
91
Waynes Defeat of the Indians
93
Anthony Wayne Portrait and Autograph
95
General St Clair Portrait and Autograph
96
Little Turtle Portrait
97
Results of the CottonGin
98
Eli Whitneys CottonGin 1793
100
Eli Whitney Portrait and Autograph
102
to the United States Excise Laws Monster Meetings and Inflammatory Appeals Officials
105
Famous Whiskey Insurrection in Pennsylvania
106
David Bradford Portrait
109
General Henry I ee Portrait
111
Washington D C in 1876
116
National Capitol in 1876
117
Words Fortitude and Serenity Through all His Sufferings He Calmly Announces His Approach
119
SUBJECT NO paob 51 Martha Washington Portrait and Autograph
120
Death of Washington December 141799
122
George Washington as Colonel
123
George Washington General U S A
124
Hamiltons Tomb
127
Aaron Burr with Autograph
128
and Planets in Full Radiance Magnificent Spectacle of the Glittering Corona around the Moon
134
Progress of the Solar Eclipse
136
Total Eclipse in 1869
137
Eclipse as seen In Brazil
140
ion at the Southwest A New Empire Contemplated with Burr as Sovereign Seizure of His Flo
142
Burrs Flight 143
143
Breaking up of Burrs Expedition
146
Theodosia Portrait and Autograph
148
First Steamboat on the Hudson
150
Robert Fulton Portrait and Autograph
151
Force Felt all Over the Valley of the Mississippi and to the Atlantic Coast The Earth Suddenly
156
Fultons First Steamboat 183
159
Scene of the Great Earthquake in the West
161
TIME IN A SQUADRON FIGHT Lake Erie the Scene of the Encounter Sixteen Vessels
163
Commodore Perry Portrait and Autograph 16B 77 Battle of Lake EriePerrys Victory 187
170
GENERAL JACKSONS TERRIBLE ROUT AND SLAUGHTER OF THE BRITISH
171
Andrew Jackson Portrait and Autograph
174
Tempest Suffocating Current of Hot Air All New England Desolated
178
The EverMemorable Gale September 231825
180
Horrors of the Whirlwind throughout New England 183
183
VISIT OF LAFAYETTE TO AMERICA AS THE GUEST OF THE REPUBLIC AT 1824
186
Lafayette Portrait and Autograph
188
Sword of Honor Presented to Lafayette
190
Lafayettes Residence
191
Lafayettes Birthplace
193
DUEL BETWEEN HENRY CLAY SECRETARY OF STATE AND JOHN RANDOLPH
196
Henry Clay Portrait and Autog aph
198
John Randolph Portrait and Autograph
200
DuelingGround at Bladensbcrg
202
THE GREAT DEBATE BETWEEN WEBSTER AND HAYNE IN CONGRESS Vi?
205
Robert Y Hayne Portrait
207
Daniel Webster Portrait
209
Websters Reply to Hayne
212
RISE AND PROGRESS OF THE MORMONS OR LATTERDAY SAINTS UNDER ?
214
wo run 9 Joseph Smith Portrait and Autograph
216
Brigham Young Portrait and Autograph
218
Mormon Temple
220
SALT LAKE CITY THE MORMON ZION
221
CAREER CAPTURE AND EXECUTION OF GIBBS THE MOST NOTED PIRATE
222
Pirate Gibbs Portrait
224
and Brilliant Celestial Phenomenon Ever Beheld and Recorded by Man The Whole Firmament
228
Meteoric Shower as seen at Niagara Falls
230
Remarkable Meteoric Display on the Missis sippi
233
ATTEMPTED ASSASSINATION OF PRESIDENT JACKSON AT THE UNITED 1838
236
JACKSON 238
238
Richard Lawrence Portrait
240
Hanging the Telegraph Wire
244
THE ORIGINAL TELEGRAPHIC INSTRUMENT
246
Professor Morse Portrait and Autograph
248
Old Man Eloquent Carries on a Contest of Eleven Days Single Handed in its Defense in
252
John Quincy Adams Portrait and Autograph
254
JOHN QUINCY ADAMS DEFENDING THE HIOHT OF PETITION IN CONGRESS
258
Safe Place for the Key to Public Funds
263
Thomas H Benton Portrait and Autograph
265
FacSimile Copy of Expunging Resolution
267
Flames Encircles the Earth Arches of Resplendent Auroral Glories Span the Hemisphere Innu
269
MAGNIFICENT AURORA BOREALIB OF No TEMBER 13 AND 14 1837
271
View of the Aurora Borealls In Its early Stages
274
in the United States Origin Rapid Spread Influence and Wonderful History of the Movement
276
Signing the Pledge
279
DISTINGUISHED TF MPERANCE ADVOCATES
282
the South Pass Plants the American Flag on the Highest Peak of that Lofty Range He Enriches
285
STATES CAPITOL IN WASHINGTON BY RICHARD LAWRENCE Failure of the Pistols to Discharge The President Rushes Furiously upon His Ass...
286
Planting American Flag on the Rocky Mount ains by Fremont
287
John C Fremont Portrait and Autograph
288
Fremont on his Great Exploring Tour to the Far West and Rocky Mountains
289
Mutiny on Board the United States Brig Som ers Hanging of the Ringleaders from the Yardarm 297
291
Commodore MacKenzle with Autograph
293
Midshipman Spencer with Autograph
295
SUDDEN APPEARANCE OF A GREAT AND FIERY COMET IN THE SKIES AT M
300
View of the Comet when Nearest the Earth
303
in COMET IN FULL SPLENDOR
304
Telescopic View of the Comet 806
306
citing Prediction of the Second Advent of Christ The Speedy Fulfillment of the LatterDay Bible
307
SYMBOLICAL ILLUSTRATIONS OF THE SEC OND ADVENT PROPHECIES
309
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William Miller Portrait and Autograph
313
AWFUL EXPLOSION OF COMMODORE STOCKTONS GREAT GUN THE PEACE
315
President Tyler Portrait and Autograph
316
Secretary Gilmer Portrait and Autograph
319
Secretary Upshur Portrait and Autograph
320
Commodore Stockton Portrait and Auto graph 322
322
Instinctive Dread of Pain Persistent Search for a Preventive Discovery of the LongSought
324
The Three Claimants of the Discovery of Painless Surgery by Ether
326
MONUMENT ERECTED IN HONOR OF THE DISCOVERY OF ETHEB
330
SUBJECT
331
INVENTION OF THAT WONDROUS PIECE OF MECHANISM THE SEWING12
332
mine Hove Jr Portrait and Autograph
334
SEWING BY HAND AND MACHINE 336
336
House in which Spiritual Rapplngs Originated
340
The Misses Fox Portraili
342
Home Portrait
343
Cora L V Hatch Portrait
345
OF MEXICOIrritation between the United States and Mexico Points of Boundary Mexico
347
President Polk Portrait and Autograpt
348
General Taylor Portrait and Atttnjraph
349
Santa Anna Portrait and Autograph
350
General Scott Portrait and Autograph
351
GENERAL SCOTTS GRAND ENTRANCE INTO THE MEXICAN CAPITAL
352
EXPEDITION TO THE RIVER JORDAN AND THE DEAD SEA BY LIEUT W F
354
Lieutenant Lynch Portrait and Autograph
356
VALLEY OF THE JORDAN AND DEAD SEA
357
Right Bank of the Dead Sea
358
of the Precious Metal Simple Accident that Led to It The Discovery Kept Secret How it
360
SUTTERB MILL WHERE GOLD WAS FIRST DISCOVERED IN 1848
361
PROFESSOR WEBSTERS CELL IN PRISON
382
Thousand Persons Welcome Her Arrival Transcendent Beauty and Power of Her Voice A
386
Jenny Lind Portrait and Autograph
388
P T Barnum Portrait and Autograph
390
Jenny Llnds Appearance at Castle Garden
392
Double Execution in San Francisco
396
Seal of the California Vigilance Committee
397
EXECUTIONS BY THE VIGILANCE COMMIT
400
TEE IN SAN FRANCISCO
401
America Distances by Nearly Eight Miles the Whole Fleet of Swift and Splendid Competitors
403
YACHT AMERICA J C STEVENS COMMO DORE
407
Cup of All Nations Won by the America
409
THE INVITED GUEST OF THE NATION Splendid Military Pageant in New York on
412
Governor Kossuth Portrait and Autograph
414
GRAND MILITARY RECEPTION OF GOVERN OR KOSSUTH IN NEW YORK
417
EXHIBITION OF THE INDUSTRY OF ALL NATIONS IN NEW YORK Construction ?
421
Theodore Sedgwick Portrait and Autograph
423
CRYSTAL PALACE OF NEW YORK FOR THE EXHIBITION OF THE INDUSTRIES OF ALL NATIONS
425
LOSS OF THE SPLENDID COLLINS STEAMSHIP ARCTIC OF NEW YORK BY 1
429
Loss OF THE COLLINS STEAMSHIP ARCTIC BY COLLISION AT NOONDAY IN MID
433
Assault on Senator Sumner by P S Brooks
437
Hon Charles Sumner with Autograph
441
Hon P S Brooks with Autograph
444
Great Panic A Sadden Universal Crash in the Height of Prosperity Caused by Wild Speculations
447
EXCITEMENT IN BUSINESS CIRCLES DURING THE GREAT PANIC
449
Effects of the Hard Times
456
Group of Eminent Revival Preachers dur ing the National Century
460
irO PAGE 209 Dwlght L Moody Portrait
464
Revival Meetings Moody and Sankey
466
POLITICAL DEBATE BETWEEN ABRAHAM LINCOLN AND STEPHEN A DOUG MM
469
Debate between Lincoln and Douglas
470
Stephen A Douglas Portrait and Autograph
474
ties of Illuminating Oil in the Depths of the Earth Boring of Innumerable Wells Fabulous Prices
476
Petroleum Wells in Pennsylvania
478
Process of Boring for Petroleum
479
Burning of One of the Great Oil Wells
482
AND COMMERCE TO THE UNITED STATES GOVERNMENT First Ambassadors Ever
485
Reception of the Embassy from Japan
487
Ambassadors Simrul Boojsen Nokanii and Mooragaki Awajsi Nokami
491
TOUR OF HIS ROYAL HIGHNESS ALBERT EDWARD PRINCE OF WALES I860
493
The Prince of Wales at Washingtons Tomb
494
Prince of Wales Portrait and Autograph
495
Ball Given to the Prince of Wales
498
the United States First Military Act in the Long and Bloody Struggle to Dismember the Union
501
Flag of Fort Sumter after the Bombardment
502
Major Anderson with Autograph
503
General Beauregard with Autograph
505
Interior of Fort Sumter after Bombardment
507
Ideal of a Mechanical Miracle Principle Structure and Operation of the Machine NetWork
509
Mr Rareys Method of faming Horses
514
THE SOUTHERN CONFEDERACY Three Months Since Sumter Fell On to Richmond
517
Monument on the Bull Run Battlefield
518
General McDowell Portrait and Autograph
519
General Johnson Portrait and Autograph
521
Battle of Bull Run
523
EXTRAORDINARY COMBAT BETWEEN THE IRONCLADS MERRIMAC AND MON 1862
526
Com Buchanan Portrait and Autograph
528
Combat between the Merrimac and Monitor
531
Lieut Worden Portrait and Autograph
533
One Hundred Thousand Men on Each Side General McClellan Declares on the Field that it
535
General MoClellan Portrait and Autograph
537
General Burnslde Portrait and Autograph
538
General Stonewall Jackson Portrait
540
General Hooker Portrait and Autograph
541
Pen used in Signing the Proclamation
544
CAMPAIGN AGAINST VICKSBURG THE GIBRALTAR OF THE MISSISSIPPI ?
554
General J C Pemberton
556
Siege at Vicksburg by General Grant
557
Interview between Grant and Pemberton
560
THREE DAYS BATTLE BETWEEN THE CONCENTRATED ARMIES OF GENER ?
563
General Meade with Autograph
565
Battle of Gettysburg
567
General Longs treet with Autograph
569
Soldiers Monument at Gettysburg
571
ORATORICAL CHAMPIONSHIP OF AMERICAS CAUSE IN ENGLAND BY REV H 1888
573
Beecher Defending the American Union in Exeter Hall London
575
Mr Beechers Church Brooklyn N Y
579
COMBAT BETWEEN THE ALABAMA CAPTAIN SEMMES AND THE REAR
581
Captain Semmes with Autograph
583
Captain Winslow with Autograph
585
Contest between the Kearsarge and Alabama
587
Farraguts FlagShip Hartford
590
Admiral Farragut
591
Admiral Farraguts Victory in Mobile Bay
594
Headquarters Atlanta Ga
598
General Sherman Portrait and Autograph
600
Shermans Grand March through the South
602
General Lees Surrender to Lieut Gen Grunt
607
NO pAU 278 Richmond Entered by the Union Army
610
ASSASSINATION OF PRESIDENT LINCOLN AT FORDS THEATER WASHING
617
Fords Theater at Washington
618
Assassination of President Lincoln
620
House where Lincoln died
621
J Wikes Booth Portrait and Autograph
622
Lincolns Residence at Springfield 111
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Sergeant Boston Corbett Portrait
624
Burial Place of Lincoln
626
Section of the Atlantic Cable
629
Cyrus W Field Portrait and Autograph
631
Arrival of the Great Eastern with Cable
635
Mountain Scene on the Pacific Railroad
641
THIRTY THOUSAND MILES OF RAILWAY IN THIRTY YEARS AND EIGHTY
645
Locomotive Rocket
646
Locomotive of Today
647
Original Steam Car
648
Modern Railway Car
649
Metropolitan Elevated Railroad N Y
652
THE NORTHWEST Most Destructive Conflagration in the History of Civilized Nations A
653
Burning of Chicago Oct 8 and 91871
657
Changes Sought in the Relations between Producers and Consumers General Declaration
660
Symbols of Cooperative Labor Organizations
662
of the Highest Civilization Condition of the Country Previous to such Efforts Early Scenes
667
Yale College in 1784
668
NorthWestern University
669
Normal School New York
670
View of Yale College Grounds 872
673
The Great Catholic Cathedral New York
675
Archbishop McCloskey Portrait
676
Consecration of the First American Cardinal
681
Electric Light at Sea
683
Thomas A Edison with Autograph
684
The Phonograph
685
Jubilee Festival and Pageant throughout the Land Prosperity Power and Renown of the
689
Opening of the Centennial Exhibition
691
The Corliss Engine
692
Exhibition Buildings in Philadelphia
694
Independence Hall July 4 1876
695
Union Square New York July41876
697
Reading The Original Declaration of Independence July 4 1876
699
Entrance of the N Y 7th Regiment
701
State Avenue at the Centennial
702
Womans Pavilion at the Centennial
703
The Tunisian Tent at the Centennial
704
All Hail to the Hereafter
706
Flag of the German Empire
707
MAC RAILWAY STATION IN WASHINGTON JULY 2 His Departure from the White
708
Assassination of President Garfield
709
View of Garfields Home at Mentor
710
Portrait of Mrs Garfield
711
Portrait of Prest Garfields Mother
714
Portraits of Drs Agnuw Hamilton and Bliss
716
Francklyn Cottage Elberon
717
Portrait of President Garfield
718
Death of President Garfield
720
Body Lying in State in the Capitol Rotunda
722
Viewing the Remains at Cleveland O
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32 Receiving Vault
725
Lake View Cemetery
726
ft Dense Black Atmosphere for Fifteen Hours The Herds Retire to their Stalls the Fowls to their
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Page 472 - I have no purpose, directly or indirectly, to interfere with the institution of slavery in the States where it exists. I believe I have no lawful right to do so, and I have no inclination to do so.
Page 26 - The second day of July, 1776, will be the most memorable epoch in the history of America. I am apt to believe that it will be celebrated by succeeding generations as the great anniversary festival. It ought to be commemorated, as the day of deliverance, by solemn acts of devotion to God Almighty. It ought to be solemnized with pomp and parade, with shows, games, sports, guns, bells, bonfires, and illuminations, from one end of this continent to the other, from this time forward, forevermore.
Page 552 - Resolved by the senate and house of representatives of the United States of America in congress assembled (two-thirds of both houses concurring,) That the following article be proposed to the legislatures of the several states as an amendment to the constitution of the United States...
Page 472 - I hold that, notwithstanding all this, there is no reason in the world why the negro is not entitled to all the natural rights enumerated in the Declaration of Independence, the right to life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness. I hold that he is as much entitled to these as the white man.
Page 67 - Filling a glass, he turned to them and said, "with a heart full of love and gratitude, I now take leave of you ; I most devoutly wish that your latter days may be as prosperous and happy, as your former ones have been glorious and honorable.
Page 472 - I have no purpose to introduce political and social equality between the white and the black races. There is a physical difference between the two, which in my judgment, will probably forever forbid their living together upon the footing of perfect equality; and inasmuch as it becomes a necessity that there must be a difference, I, as well as Judge Douglas, am in favor of the race to which I belong having the superior position.
Page 552 - Joint Resolution. Proposing an amendment to the Constitution of the United States. Resolved by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States...
Page 369 - Thou hast spread thy wing, and sheltered us from the pestilence that walketh in darkness, and the destruction that wasteth at noon-day.
Page 68 - I consider it an indispensable duty to close this last act of my official life by commending the interests of our dearest country to the protection of Almighty God, and those who have the superintendence of them to his holy keeping.
Page 546 - ... and forever free and the executive government of the united states including the military and naval authority thereof will recognize and maintain the freedom of such persons and will do no act or acts to repress such persons or any of them in any efforts they may make for their actual freedom...

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