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Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing) 76 0 Browse Search
Cambridge History of American Literature: volume 3 (ed. Trent, William Peterfield, 1862-1939., Erskine, John, 1879-1951., Sherman, Stuart Pratt, 1881-1926., Van Doren, Carl, 1885-1950.) 42 0 Browse Search
George P. Rowell and Company's American Newspaper Directory, containing accurate lists of all the newspapers and periodicals published in the United States and territories, and the dominion of Canada, and British Colonies of North America., together with a description of the towns and cities in which they are published. (ed. George P. Rowell and company) 28 0 Browse Search
Wendell Phillips, Theodore C. Pease, Speeches, Lectures and Letters of Wendell Phillips: Volume 2 16 0 Browse Search
the Rev. W. Turner , Jun. , MA., Lives of the eminent Unitarians 14 0 Browse Search
The writings of John Greenleaf Whittier, Volume 7. (ed. John Greenleaf Whittier) 6 0 Browse Search
Knight's Mechanical Encyclopedia (ed. Knight) 6 0 Browse Search
C. Edwards Lester, Life and public services of Charles Sumner: Born Jan. 6, 1811. Died March 11, 1874. 4 0 Browse Search
Francis Jackson Garrison, William Lloyd Garrison, 1805-1879; the story of his life told by his children: volume 3 4 0 Browse Search
John Jay Chapman, William Lloyd Garrison 4 0 Browse Search
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Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Benjamin, Judah Philip, 1811-1884 (search)
Benjamin, Judah Philip, 1811-1884 Lawyer; was born in St. Croix, West Indies, Aug. 11, Judah Philip Henjamin. 1811; was of Jewish parentage, and in 1816 his family settled in Savannah, Ga. Judah entered Yale College, but left it, in 1827, without graduating, and became a lawyer in New Orleans. He taught school for a while, married one of his pupils, and became a leader of his profession in Louisiana. From 1853 to 1861 he was United States Senator. He was regarded for several years as leader of the Southern wing of the Democratic party; and, when the question of secession divided the people, he withdrew from the Senate, and, with his coadjutor, John Slidell, he promoted the great insurrection. He became Attorney-General of the Southern Confederacy, acting Secretary of War, and Secretary of State. After the war he went to London, where he practised his profession with success. He died in Paris, May 8, 1884.
Jews. The Jewish citizenship of the United States is one of the most substantial of all foreign constituents of our complex population. The Jews are an exceedingly law-abiding people, and in their charities are unsurpassed by any race among usf the anti-Semite majority. In Germany and France the conditions were still more favorable. Turning to the subject of Jewish colonization, President Levy said that the movement to colonize Jews in Palestine had been stemmed by the interference of the Turkish government. Jewish colonies had been established in Cyprus, and the De Hirsch colonies in Argentine were showing unmistakable signs of progress. Of the New Jersey colonies, the one at Woodbine, under the fostering care of the American them at 400,000, and in 1897 David Sulzberger estimated the total at 937,800. The following figures are then given: Jewish immigration into the United States, 1885-99. Year.New York.Philadelphia.Baltimore. 188518,5351,076 188627,3482,310
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Jews and Judaism. (search)
clothes-making trades, but the rest of 40,000 Jewish wage-earners of this quarter are scattered ove the congregational system became the basis of Jewish communal life, the ideas which the German Refotulated, which was bereft of all distinctively Jewish characteristics, and which practically meant asloughing-off of so much that is distinctively Jewish. The observance of the second-day festivals hinto an ethical Theism without any distinctive Jewish coloring. The leader of advanced Reform Judai loose to Christian doctrine. The children of Jewish theists will be almost as apt as the children ne in the Reichstag, and even the pillaging of Jewish houses and Jewish synagogues; in Rumania it reJewish synagogues; in Rumania it received the active support of the government and reduced the Jews there to practical penury; while inmild form of social anti-Semitism which debars Jewish children from private schools and Jewish peoplJewish people from clubs and summer hotels, it has insinuated itself into some of the Eastern cities, notably in[12 more...]
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Parliament of religions, (search)
Parliament of religions, Held at the World's Fair in Chicago, Sept. 11-27, 1893. The objects proposed were: (1) To bring together in conference the leading representatives of different religions; (2) to define and expound the important truths they hold and teach in common; (3) to promote and deepen human brotherhood; (4) to strengthen the foundations of theism and the faith in immortality; (5) to hear from scholars, Brahman, Buddhist, Confucian, Parsee, Mohammedan, Jewish, and other faiths, and from all sects and denominations of the Christian Church, accounts of the influence of each belief on literature, art, science, commerce, government, social life, etc.; (6) to record the present condition and outlook of the various religions of the world.
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Rhode Island, (search)
1747 Providence Library Association chartered......Feb. 25, 1754 Newport Mercury first published by James Franklin......1758 Masonic Society in Newport incorporated......June 11, 1759 A lottery for raising $2,400 is granted to erect a masonic hall......1759 Property qualification for right of suffrage modified to $134 freehold, or $7.50 annual rent......1762 Providence Gazette and country journal published in Providence by William Goddard; first issue......Oct. 20, 1762 Jewish synagogue, erected in Newport, dedicated......1763 Brown University, chartered in 1764 as the College of Rhode Island, is opened at Warren......1765 Maidstone, a British vessel, impresses seamen in Newport Harbor; 500 sailors and boys seize one of her boats, drag it to the commons, and burn it......June 4, 1765 Augustus Johnston, Martin Howard, Jr., and Dr. Moffat, who had advocated the Stamp Act, are hanged and burned in effigy at Newport......Aug. 27, 1765 Samuel Ward, of Rhode
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Zionists, (search)
es into an association to promote the settlement of Jewish colonies in the Holy Land. Out of this movement grew a project for the founding of a purely Jewish political state in Palestine, the chief advocate of which wass a result, an attempt was made on the part of some Jewish heroes, whose spirit was mightier than their flesh,the Roman victors. The love of Zion on the part of Jewish dreamers translated itself into action. All such ef in answer to the protest of a distinguished Anglo-Jewish leader, Dr. Herzl maintained in his remarkable worduch contributions are gathered mainly from heads of Jewish families, which are, as a rule, goodly in number, an, drawn from every rank and circle of condition of Jewish life, who heretofore have held aloof from all touchit in the best sense of the word. The assertion of Jewish consciousness, not for the purpose of greater gain odies and are all working for a common awakening of Jewish sentiment and national con- The Wailing-place of t