Let's Promote America

The United States now occupy the largest portion of the North American continent, and offer a boundless field for settlement of emigrants.  Originally confined to the territory along the shore of the Atlantic, this great republic has extended its influence and power over nearly the whole of the regions spreading westward to the Pacific. This vast territory, surpassing in internal resources, and nearly in dimensions, any of the empires of the Old World, extends from the 25th to the 49th degree of north latitude, and from the 67th to the 124th degree of west longitude.  It measures in extreme length, from the Pacific Ocean to the Atlantic, 2780 miles, and its greatest breadth is estimated at 1300 miles.

The United States consists of three great natural divisions -- the slope from the range of Allieghany mountains to the Atlantic, comprehending the oldest settlements; the valley of the Mississippi, now in the course of settlement; and the slope ...

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  1. america
  2. immigration
  3. maps
  4. history
  5. geography
  6. paper collectables

Comments


Seth says
M 2007-05-07 06:37:15 7131
seth 2007-05-07 05:53:03 7131
M 2007-05-07 05:46:35 7131
From what period of history are your quotes/information?
What's your best guess?
1849
You are very close, according to The National Library of Scotland, it was published in 1842.  On what did you base your guess?

Btw, do we have a tag room going for immigration problems?

Mark de LA says
My guess was before the civil war.

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