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Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Black, James, 1823- (search)
Black, James, 1823- Lawyer; born in Lewisburg, Pa., Sept. 23, 1823; was the Presidential nominee of the Prohibition party at its first convention held in Colum bus, O., Feb. 22. 1872, with the Rev. John Russell, of Michigan, for Vice-President.
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Bryan, William Jennings, 1860- (search)
individuals we might have been glad to compliment the gentleman from New York (Senator Hill), but we know that the people for whom we speak would never be willing to put him in a position where he could thwart the will of the Democratic party. I say it was not a question of persons: it was a question of principles, and it is not with gladness, my friends. that we find ourselves brought into conflict with those who are now arrayed on the other side. The gentleman who preceded me (ex-Governor Russell) spoke of the State of Massachusetts. Let me assure him that not one present in all this convention entertains the least hostility to the people who are the equals, before the law, of the greatest citizens in the State of Massachusetts. When you (turning to the gold delegates) come before us and tell us that we are about to disturb your business interests, we reply that you have disturbed our business interests by your course. We say to you that you have made the definition of a
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Bull Run, battles of. (search)
treets of Washington were crowded with a discomfited and disheartened soldiery, without leaders and without organization — the personification of the crushed hopes of the loyal people. Such was the sad picture of the situation of the republic, much exaggerated, which was presented to Europe in August, 1861. The intelligence was given first to Europe through The times of London — the accredited exponent of the political and social opinions of the ruling class in England--by the pen of D)r. Russell, its war-correspondent in the United States. He did not see the battle, and his account was, in a great degree, a tale of the imagination. It excited among the ruling classes a derision of the government and loyal people of the United States, and gratified the opponents of republicanism. To them the ruin of the great republic of the rest seemed to be a fact accomplished. English statesmen and journalists dogmatically asserted it, and deplored the folly and wickedness of the President an
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Depew, Chauncey Mitchell, 1834- (search)
nt John Adams, Alexander Hamilton, Governor Clinton, Roger Sherman, Richard Henry Lee, General Knox, and Baron Steuben. But we believe that among the invisible host above him, at this supreme moment of the culmination in permanent triumph of the thousands of years of struggle for self-government, were the spirits of the soldiers of the Revolution who had died that their country might enjoy this blessed day, and with them were the barons of Runnymede, and William the Silent, and Sidney, and Russell, and Cromwell, and Hampden, and the heroes and martyrs of liberty of every race and age. As he came forward, the multitude in the streets, in the windows, and on the roofs sent up such a rapturous shout that Washington sat down overcome with emotion. As he slowly rose and his tall and majestic form again appeared, the people, deeply affected, in awed silence viewed the scene. The chancellor solemnly read to him the oath of office, and Washington, repeating, said: I do solemnly swear th
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Everett, Edward, 1794-1865 (search)
ed against arbitrary power in order to establish constitutional liberty. If they had risen against Charles and James because those monarchs favored equal rights, and in order themselves for the first time in the history of the world to establish an oligarchy founded on the cornerstone of slavery, they would truly have furnished a precedent for the rebels of the South, but their cause would not have been sustained by the eloquence of Pym or of Somers, nor sealed with the blood of Hampden or Russell. I call the war which the Confederates are waging against the Union a rebellion, because it is one, and in grave matters it is best to call things by their right names. I speak of it as a crime, because the Constitution of the United States so regards it, and puts rebellion on a par with invasion. The constitution and law, not only of England, but of every civilized country, regards them in the same light; or, rather, they consider the rebel in arms as far worse than the alien enemy.
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Foreign governments and the United States. (search)
through at present. The Russian Emperor kept his word; and the powers of western Europe, regarding him as a pronounced ally of the American Republic, acted with more circumspection. The attitude of foreign governments encouraged the Confederates to believe that recognition and aid would surely be furnished; and the government of England, by a negative policy, did give them all the aid and encouragement it prudently could until it was seen that the Confederate cause was hopeless, when Lord John Russell addressed the head of the Confederacy in insulting terms. That astute publicist, Count Gasparin, of France, writing in 1862, when considering the unprecedented precipitancy with which leading European powers recognized the Confederates as belligerents, said: Instead of asking on which side were justice and liberty, we hastened to ask on which side were our interests; then, too, on which side were the best chances of success. He said England had a legal right to be neutral, but had no
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Gerrymandering, (search)
tigated him through the newspapers and at public gatherings. In Essex county the arrangement of the district, in relation to the towns, was singular and absurd. Russell, the veteran editor of the Boston Centinel, who had fought against the scheme valiantly, took a map of that county, and designated by particular coloring the towns thus selected, and hung it on the wall of his editorial room. One day Gilbert Stuart, the eminent painter, looked at the map, and said the towns which Russell had thus distinguished resembled some monstrous animal. He took a pencil, and with a few touches represented a head, wings, claws, and tail. There, said Stuart, that wiluart, that will do for a salamander. Russell, who was busy with his pen, looked up at the hideous figure, and exclaimed, Salamander! Call it Gerry-mander. The word was The Gerry-mander. immediately adopted into the political vocabulary as a term of reproach for those who change boundaries of districts for a partisan purpose.
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Presidential elections. (search)
Abraham Lincoln*Ill.Rep2,216,067407,342(e) 212Andrew Johnson*TennRep212 George B. McClellanN. J.Dem1,808,72521George H. PendletonO.Dem21 1868. Ulysses S. Grant*Ill.Rep3,015,071305,456(f) 214Schuyler Colfax*Ind.Rep214 Horatio SeymourN. Y.Dem2,709,61580F. P. Blair, JrMoDem80 1872. Ulysses S. Grant*Ill.Rep3,597,070762,991286Henry Wilson*Mass.Rep286 Horace GreeleyN. Y.D. & L.2,834,079(g)B. Gratz BrownMoD. L.47 Charles O'ConorN. Y.Dem29,408John Q. AdamsMass.Dem James BlackPa.Temp5,608John RussellMich.Temp Thomas A. HendricksInd.Dem42George W. JulianInd.Lib5 B. Gratz BrownMo.Dem18A. H. ColquittGaDem5 Charles J. JenkinsGa.Dem2John M. PalmerIll.Dem3 David DavisIll.Ind.1T. E. BramletteKyDem3 W. S. GroesbeckO.Dem1 Willis B. MachenKyDem1 N. P. BanksMass.Lib1 1876. Samuel J. TildenN. Y.Dem4,284,885250,235184T. A. HendricksInd.Dem184 Rutherford B. Hayes*O.Rep4,033,950(h) 185William A. Wheeler*N. Y.Rep185 Peter CooperN. Y.Gre'nb81,740Samuel F. CaryO.Gre'nb Green Clay SmithKyPro
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Protection. (search)
Protection. The following argument for protection is Mr. Blaine's reply to Mr. Gladstone's argument for free-trade, the text of which will be found in vol. III. of this work, under free trade. There can be no doubt that Mr. Gladstone is the most distinguished representative of the free-trade school of political economists. His addresses in Parliament on his celebrated budget, when chancellor of the exchequer, in 1853, were declared by Lord John Russell to contain the ablest exposition of the true principles of finance ever delivered by an English statesman. His illustrious character, his great ability, and his financial experience point to him as the leading defender of free-trade applied to the industrial system of Great Britain. Mr. Gladstone apologizes for his apparent interference with our affairs. He may be assured that apology is superfluous. Americans of all classes hold him in honor; free-traders will rejoice in so eminent an advocate, and protectionists, al
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Temperance reform. (search)
ivering his first address in Exeter Hall, London......Aug. 2, 1853 World's temperance convention in Metropolitan Hall, N. Y......Sept. 6-10, 1853 Spirit rations in the navy of the United States abolished after......Sept. 1, 1862 National Temperance Society and publication house, with headquarters at New York, organized......1865 National Prohibition party organized at Chicago, Ill......Sept. 1-2, 1869 National Prohibition party nominates James Black (Pa.) for President and John Russell (Mich.) for Vice-President, who receive 5,608 popular votes......1872 Blue-ribbon movement begun by Francis Murphy, of Maine......1873 Woman's temperance crusade begins in Hillsboro, O.......December, 1873 National Woman's Christian Temperance Union organized......Nov. 18-20, 1874 Women's international temperance congress in Philadelphia, Pa.......June 12, 1876 International temperance congress in Philadelphia, Pa.......June 13-14, 1876 Department of scientific temperanc
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