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Cyrus Hall Mccormick and the Reaper: (From the Proceedings of the State Historical Society of Wisconsin for 1908) (Classic Reprint)
by:Reuben Gold Thwaites
Wisconsin Historical Society Cyrus Hall Mc Cormick and the Reaper The Scotch-I rish In all great economic movements, some man stands pre-eminent as the prophet and the pioneer. Cyrus Hall Mc Cormick, a Scotch-I rishman, ranks in history as the leader who showed how peacefully to conquer the vast prairies of the American West, to uplift its farming class,...
Wisconsin Historical Society Cyrus Hall Mc Cormick and the Reaper The Scotch-I rish In all great economic movements, some man stands pre-eminent as the prophet and the pioneer. Cyrus Hall Mc Cormick, a Scotch-I rishman, ranks in history as the leader who showed how peacefully to conquer the vast prairies of the American West, to uplift its farming class, and by cheapening the bread of the toiling millions to open to them the possibilities of a higher life. America owes much to his sturdy race, which claims a goodly share of the men who won and developed the trans-A lleghany. Their ancestors had been taken from Scotland to subdue Catholic Ulste r; but in time these people had themselves become the victims of civil and ecclesiastical oppression in I reland, and emigration to North America seemed their only relief from domestic afflictions. Landing on our sea-coast, by scores of thousands, all the way from Pennsylvania to the Carolinas and Georgia a few in the seventeenth, but the majority of them during the first half of the eighteenth century they at once sought new and cheap lands; finding these upon the frontier, which was not then far from tide-water. Gradually, as the pressure on available land became greater, the younger generations of Pennsylvania Scotch Irish moved from their restricted wheat fields southwestward through the troughs of the AU eghanies, either tarrying on the upper waters of the Potomac or pressing on to the deep and fertile valleys of southwest Virginia and North Carolina.(Typographical errors above are due to OCR software and don't occur in the book.)About the Publisher Forgotten Books is a publisher of historical writings, such as: Philosophy, Classics, Science, Religion, History, Folklore and Mythology.Forgotten Books' Classic Reprint Series utilizes the latest technology to regenerate facsimiles of historically important writings. Careful attention has
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