Looking Forward: A Dream of the Americas in 1999


This unusual antique hardcover book has a beige cloth cover with decorative black lettering and cover borders. Some cover soil; inner pages generally clean. Page 216 shows a small bit of damage. Rear hinge showing some wear, but still holding tight. Authored by Bird after leaving his post as Vice Consul-General of Haiti as a sort of rebuttal to Bellamy's "Looking Backward," this book theorizes that the U.S. will gain sovereignty over the entire Western Hemisphere by the end of the 20th century.  Includes many vignettes on technological and social "advances," including chapters such as "Our Foreign Relations in 1999," "Creamtion Becomes a Law," "Wireless Telegraphy," "The Negro Question Settled," "Removal of The Capital" and more. Frontispiece has a map depicting the "United States of the Americas."  234 pages; approx. 5"x7".



  • LOOKING FORWARD: A DREAM OF THE UNITED STATES OF THE AMERICAS IN 1999
  • Arthur Bird
  • L.C. Childs & Son, 1899
  • First edition