Each generation of American
's must define what it means to be an American
At the close of the American
Revolution he was still in London, and scarce on the threshold of active life.
This party included Edward Marshall and some American
artists who had come over on the same steamer with us.
The United States was by far the stronger of the two powers upon the sea, but the bulk of the American
fleet was still in the Pacific.
He was captured and it turned out that he was an American
. Upon his trial the judge said to him:
"Because their ideas of progress in the Old World are contrary to our American
habits of thought.
John Jacob Astor to establish an American
emporium for the fur trade at the mouth of the Columbia, or Oregon River; of the failure of that enterprise through the capture of Astoria by the British, in 1814; and of the way in which the control of the trade of the Columbia and its dependencies fell into the hands of the Northwest Company.
The origin and date of the Great American
Prairies form one of natures most majestic mysteries.
Before the American
could answer someone else broke in vehemently.
The passengers who came on board at Southampton were not of the greasy class; they were for the most part American
families who had been spending the summer, or a longer period, in Europe.
In this, perhaps, he does no more than any other energetic and imaginative race would do, being compelled to set bounds to fancy by experience; but the North American
Indian clothes his ideas in a dress which is different from that of the African, and is oriental in itself.
She is very pretty, and always wears a black dress, with the most beautiful fit; she speaks a little English; she tells me she had to learn it in order to converse with the Americans
who come in such numbers to this hotel.