The Past and the Present: Semi-Centenial Address to the Alumni of Yale College, and Graduates of 1814. Samuel B. Ruggles.

The Past and the Present: Semi-Centenial Address to the Alumni of Yale College, and Graduates of 1814

New York: D. Appleton and Company, 1864. 2nd Edition. Paperback. "At their annual meeting, July 27, 1864." 34, [2] p.; 24 cm. Disbound; lacking wrappers and stitching. In this address the author looks at the political and scientific developments in the United States and the world during the fifty years following the graduation of the class of 1814. Of particular note are the progress of the Napoleonic empire, the War of 1812, the development of the steam engire, the actions of Louis Napoleon, the development of canal and light house systems in the United States, and the contributions of various Yale graduates to the development of electricity. The author represented New York City in the state legislature and served as an Erie Canal Commissioner. In Good- Condition: title page and last page are soiled; edges of pages, primarily first and last, are chipped; corners of title page are lacking. Good -. Item #000119

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