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“The United States of America”… humble beginnings?


One of our rare newspaper friends recently discovered an interesting news item regarding the (potential) first use of “The United States of America” as referring to the American colonies.  If true, the first use appeared in a newspaper – a Revolutionary War Era [2] issue of The Virginia Gazette.  To add to the intrigue, the origin of the phrase still retains an element of mystery as the article in which it appears was merely signed, A Planter.  Thanks to the Byron DeLear of The Christian Science Monitor, and to NBCNEWS.com for bringing this to light.  To view the entire article, please see:  Who coined ‘United States of America’? New twist to mystery… [1]

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#1 Comment By James Brannon On 01/16/2014 @ 10:50 am

Hello, I am looking for some information on the magazine “Christian Science Monitor”. I have a collection/book bound by “Fred G. Grob” for the year of 1936. What can you tell me about the book and does it have any value? It is in vary good condition

Thanks for your Time

James Brannon

#2 Comment By GuyHeilenman On 01/16/2014 @ 2:05 pm

We have no idea. It is obviously not a bound volume of newspapers – which would be our only area of expertise. Sorry. We are unable to help with this.