an hourly assimilation goes forward

 

photo by T.R. Hummer

 

 

Not only is distance annihilated, but when, as now, the locomotive and the steamboat, like enormous shuttles, shoot every day across the thousand various threads of national descent and employment and bind them fast in one web, an hourly assimilation goes forward, and there is no danger that local peculiarities and hostilities should be preserved.

—Ralph Waldo Emerson

 


					
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