Iowa: The Home for Immigrants, Being a Treatise on the Resources of Iowa, and Giving Useful Information with Regard to the State, the Benefit of Immigrants and Others

By: Iowa Board of Immigration

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FIRST EDITION. 8vo. 9 x 5 11/16 inches. 96 pp. Frontispiece is a small foldout map of Iowa, list of Board of Immigration members, preface, figures and illustrations throughout including an attractive series of woodcut tailpieces for each chapter, statistics, index; text clean, unmarked. Printed wrappers; binding square and tight, light shelf wear, tape repair to head of spine. Ex library markings of the Connecticut Board of Immigration with their bookplate inside front cover, blind-stamps on title page and folding map, library call number label on front cover at head of spine, security label removed from inside rear cover. Good. What do you do when you live is a sparsely populated continent, and you want your section to be filled with enterprising individuals who will be "good" property owners and create wealth through individual striving? You establish the Iowa Board of Immigration, of course, and promote your section of the continent with publications like this in English (our version), German, Norwegian, Swedish, and Dutch. You also point out that there is a quarter-million acres of government land available for homesteading in the northwest portion of Iowa alone, and also suggest that there is enough uncultivated land in the state for three hundred and sixty thousand farms of eighty acres each. You distribute statistics on agriculture, state institutions, railroads, and more, painting a picture with words and statistics about the current conditions in Iowa in 1870. REFERENCES: Sabin, Biblioteca Americana, 35011; Storm, Graff Collection, No. 2131.

Title: Iowa: The Home for Immigrants, Being a Treatise on the Resources of Iowa, and Giving Useful Information with Regard to the State, the Benefit of Immigrants and Others

Author Name: Iowa Board of Immigration

Categories: Iowa,

Edition: First Edition

Publisher: Des Moines, IA, Mills & Co., Printers and Publishers: 1870

Binding: Paperback

Book Condition: Collectible: Good

Type: Paperback

Seller ID: WY617-113

Keywords: Iowa Board of Immigration, Iowa The Home for Immigrants, Being a Treatise on the Resources of Iowa, Iowa History, Promotional Literature