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Morse, Samuel Finley Breese

(Encyclopedia) Morse, Samuel Finley Breese, 1791–1872, American inventor and artist, b. Charlestown, Mass., grad. Yale, 1810. He studied painting in England under Washington Allston and achieved some…

immigration

(Encyclopedia) immigration, entrance of a person (an alien) into a new country for the purpose of establishing permanent residence. Motives for immigration, like those for migration generally, are…

American architecture

(Encyclopedia) American architecture, the architecture produced in the geographical area that now constitutes the United States. Early History American architecture properly begins in the 17th cent…