By David Hackett Fischer
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Publish yr note: First released December thirty first 1993
Discusses the occasions prime as much as Paul Revere's journey, and reinforces his value within the historical past of the innovative War.
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Captain Robert C. Bristol built Chicago’s first elevator with a capacity for eighty thousand bushels in 1848. Within ten years the largest grain elevators dwarfed Bristol’s, as in 1856 the Chicago and Rock Island’s largest elevator had a capacity of seven hundred thousand bushels. Chicago newspapers pointed out that two or three hundred men unloaded a one-hundred-thousand-bushel shipment in St. Louis, while at Chicago this could be done with a handful of men, giving the city a tremendous cost-saving advantage.
16 Lincoln surfaced as a dark horse candidate for the 1860 Republican presidential nomination. Most Republicans favored William H. Seward of New York. The decision to hold the Republican National Convention in Chicago helped Lincoln’s chances but by no means guaranteed the outcome. Seward had built the Republican Party’s common philosophy. The party opposed slavery but did not propose its abolition as it met in Chicago’s Wigwam on Lake Street in May 16, 1860. The Wigwam, which boasted the largest gathering space in the Union, had not even existed on April 1.
Paul Revere's Ride by David Hackett Fischer