Thursday, October 12, 2006


"If there was a single unyielding American national characteristic, it was land hunger. Slave or free, Indian or not, land hunger drove a westward push so fast, so intensely, so relentlessly, that by the time of Thomas Jefferson's death (and John Adam's on that same Fourth of July, 1826), the Louisiana Territory was already becoming a plowed and cultivated land."


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