This takes up the second century of our civilization,- 1776-1876, and traces the factors in opening up the new country, river boats, roads, canals, bridges, Conestoga wagons and stages. There were the great water highways and the beginnings of steam. There was the canal period. There were peddlers, traders, and finally general stores. There were newspapers, of growing importance. And-in the picture of home life, there were new types of homes, new rooms with new uses, new developments in heating, lighting, plumbing, decorations; new clothing; and along the line, new industries. Again a fascinating gallery liberally illustrated, of developing American life.