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Excerpt from Eighty Years' Progress of the United States, Vol. 1: 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
The telegraph has been invented for transmission Of intelligence, and more miles Of it used than in all Europe.
In ship-building, the American improvements have outstripped the boasted wooden walls Of Old England, and given the model to the world. Their active enterprise has won the foremost rank in foreign commerce, and covered the in land waters with more steam tonnage than all other nations possess.
The cities Of America have sprung up with magic growth, and increased with marvellous vigor. There is no example in history where so many large cities have been built in a similar period.
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publisher: Forgotten Books (May 28, 2017)
isbn: 0282112200, 978-0282112202,
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