Statistics for occurrence #1 of “Appomattox” in chapter 1.1 of Southern Historical Society Papers, Volume 30.:
...s and man's capacity for self-government on trial, but the severest of sentences was imposed in advance of the adverse verdict, assumed to be inevitable.
Then, suddenly, came the dramatic climax at Appomattox —dramatic, I say, not theatrical—severe in its simple, sober, matter-of-fact majesty.
The world, I again assert, has seen nothing like it; and the world, instinctively, was conscious of ...
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