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Benjamin Rush Davenport

Benjamin Rush Davenport was an American author and quite possibly a resident of Cleveland, Ohio. He authored the work "Uncle Sam's" Cabins: A Story of American Life, Looking Forward a Century (1895) which initially depicts a Near Future so biased toward capitalists that most Americans have become serfs; a plague (see Disaster) eventually gives a reformer the chance to create a more equitable Utopia.

Davenport's best-known novel is the Future-War tale Anglo-Saxons, Onward! A Romance of the Future (1898), in which, led by the US president, Anglo-Saxons dominate the world, including Spain cf the contemporaneous Spanish-US War. Some of the "lessons" of this tale are made more explicit in his white supremacist novel, Blood Will Tell: The Strange Story of a Son of Ham (1902), which posits in fantasticated terms a blood inferiority of the Sons of Ham, that is, black people.

He was also the author of the Perfect History of the United States, featuring a condensation of works from Bancroft, Fiske, Blaine, Grant, Sherman, Johnson and more and was compiled alongside Washington Irving's Columbus and William Robertson's Conquest of Mexico and Peru.

Books & Publications

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The Discovery and Conquest of the New World - The Landing of Columbus on the Island of Guanahane, October 12th, 1492 (1892)
The Discovery and Conquest of the New World - Copyright Page (1892)
The Discovery and Conquest of the New World - Reception of Columbus (1892)
The Discovery and Conquest of the New World - Affectionate Reception of Columbus by Ferdinand and Isabella (1892)
The Discovery and Conquest of the New World - The Renowned Pocohontas, Daughter of Powhatan, Saves the Life of Captain John Smith (1892)
The Discovery and Conquest of the New World - Title Page (1892)
The Discovery and Conquest of the New World - Cortes cuts off all chances of his discontented followers abandoning the enterprise, by scuttling his ships. Painting by O. Graeff. (1892)
The Discovery and Conquest of the New World - Front Cover (1892)
The Discovery and Conquest of the New World - Father Valverde Addresses the Inca Atahnalpa (1892)
The Discovery and Conquest of the New World - Back Cover (1892)
The Discovery and Conquest of the New World - Peru at the Period of the Spanish Conquest 1526-1548 (1892)
The Discovery and Conquest of the New World - The Battle of Santa Cruz (1892)
The Discovery and Conquest of the New World - Perilous Ascent of the Cordilleras de los Andes by Pizzaro (1892)
The Discovery and Conquest of the New World - The First Map of the New Discoveries (1892)
The Discovery and Conquest of the New World - Chart of the West Indies (1892)
The Discovery and Conquest of the New World - The Noche Triste (The Night of Sorrows) (1892)
The Discovery and Conquest of the New World - March of Conquest of Fernando Cortes to Mexico 1519-1533 (1892)
The Discovery and Conquest of the New World - Portrait of Washington Irving (1892)
The Discovery and Conquest of the New World - Cortes Meets with Obstinate Resistance (1892)
The Discovery and Conquest of the New World - Nautical Map of Diego Ribero (1529) (1892)
The Discovery and Conquest of the New World - Embarkation and Departure of Columbus from the Port of Palos (1892)