New York: James Miller, 1864. First Edition. Hardcover. pp: 345, (8) ads. Bound in blind-stamped brown cloth, gilt lettering and device on spine; minor discoloration of binding, text block clean. 7.5" x 4.75" Very Good. Item #039860
Builds on the 1862 Homestead Act, which granted settlers 160 acres of Federal land if they settled there and worked to farm and improve the soil. Topics include: Wisconsin; German immigrants; Illinois; New Jersey Cranberry Bogs; Long Island Barrens; The Slave Region; New Towns; Missouri; The Territories; Louisiana; Women Managing Farms; etc.