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Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing) 346 0 Browse Search
Horace Greeley, The American Conflict: A History of the Great Rebellion in the United States of America, 1860-65: its Causes, Incidents, and Results: Intended to exhibit especially its moral and political phases with the drift and progress of American opinion respecting human slavery from 1776 to the close of the War for the Union. Volume I. 72 0 Browse Search
Hon. J. L. M. Curry , LL.D., William Robertson Garrett , A. M. , Ph.D., Confederate Military History, a library of Confederate States Military History: Volume 1.1, Legal Justification of the South in secession, The South as a factor in the territorial expansion of the United States (ed. Clement Anselm Evans) 60 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.) 56 0 Browse Search
Jefferson Davis, The Rise and Fall of the Confederate Government 46 0 Browse Search
Varina Davis, Jefferson Davis: Ex-President of the Confederate States of America, A Memoir by his Wife, Volume 1 46 0 Browse Search
C. Edwards Lester, Life and public services of Charles Sumner: Born Jan. 6, 1811. Died March 11, 1874. 28 0 Browse Search
Benson J. Lossing, Pictorial Field Book of the Civil War. Volume 1. 26 0 Browse Search
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William Hepworth Dixon, White Conquest: Volume 2, Chapter 18: at Washington. (search)
th, but in the North and West. Have you Republicans no fear of going too far in trying to crush the whole White population of Louisiana, Mississippi, and South Carolina under the heels of a small majority of Negroes and Mulattoes? Yes, frankly; we have gone too far. It was an error; but we seemed to have no choice. We gave the Negroes votes in order to secure the policy of emancipation. If all fear of a return to slavery were gone, we should be willing to allow each State to judge how far the franchise ought to go, and where it ought to stop. A common rule is good for common cases; but a man must be a fool, as well as a fanatic, who insists on applying one rule to every case. Logic is one thing, the public weal another. We allow the people of Nevada, Oregon, and California to refuse political rights to Asiatics. Is not that Asiatic Question your next affair? Yes: greater than the last. The Yellow Question is more menacing to republican institutions than the Black.
William Hepworth Dixon, White Conquest: Volume 2, Chapter 20: Mongol Migration. (search)
er from a mountain lake. They pour in threads, in cataracts, in streams; one stream turning into Polynesia, a second stream running to Australia, and a third stream racing towards the Golden Gate. Who can assure us that these streams will ever stop? By preference these Mongols make for California; first, because the voyage is cheap and easy; second, because the climate suits them; third, because the pay is higher and the market wider than they find elsewhere. From California they go to Oregon by sea, to Nevada, Idaho, and Montana by land. In Utah they have found few markets, the Mormons being as sober and laborious as themselves. Yet even in Salt Lake City they have found a lodgment. They arrive in shoals, and every year those shoals expand in size. At first they entered in twos and threes, then by tens and twenties, in a while by hundreds and thousands. Now they are coming by tens of thousands. The entry of these Asiatic hordes into America has been so silent, and their
William Hepworth Dixon, White Conquest: Volume 2, Chapter 21: the Chinese legend. (search)
San Francisco free. We have a contract with the first class only; but we have our obligations towards the second class also, since we are bound to carry them back in case of death. Tell us how you begin your labour. Where do you find the people to come over? The Five Companies send their agents up and down the provinces, both near the sea. and far in land, to tell poor people, who are pinched for rice and tea, of the great markets which are opening for their labour in California, Oregon, and Nevada. Of course they talk big. Melican talk big; Chinaman talk bigger than Melican. These agents say the hills are made of silver, and the rivers run with gold. They offer help, giving passes to such persons as care to move. They find all means of transport; here by road, there by river; doing things so well --having plenty of rich men to help — that they bring a man to the coast in carts and boats for less money than he could get along on foot. For five dollars they pick him up
William Hepworth Dixon, White Conquest: Volume 2, Chapter 23: Chinese labour. (search)
ose a hundred thousand dollars than submit to your dictation. We can send to Switzerland for watchmakers. We are in no hurry. While capital reposes, labour starves. We can wait. I am the same Mr. Ralston who made this same speech to the bricklayers and plasterers on the Palace Hotel. I once discharged a clerk. I am in earnest. However, I will be generous, and I make this proposition: if you can get me American girls and boys who will do as much work and do it as well as the Chinese, I will give them the preference and the same pay. You may now apologize and retire. Dropping this tone of pleasantry, the writer adds, with pain, if not with shame: The result is the Chinese are to be employed; a few at first, and more in time; so that the seeds are sown for the destruction of a profitable industry. Another weapon of defence is taken from the hand of free labour. Here, as elsewhere in California, Oregon, and Nevada, the rice-eater is pushing the beef-eater to the wall.
William Hepworth Dixon, White Conquest: Volume 2, Chapter 26: Yellow Agony. (search)
an Francisco is not open. If he lands in New York a Mongol may be naturalized in a year; but if he lands in San Francisco a Mongol cannot be naturalized in twenty years. This conflict of principles leads to much confusion in practice. No one in Oregon, California, and Nevada, can be sure of what is legal or illegal. A Court, administering the local law, rules one thing; a second Court, administering the general law, rules another thing. They clash alike in maxims, methods, and results. A uld pay the Government of Pekin to hire ships and send these fifty millions out. Spread about the United States, as labourers for wages always spread themselves about, fifty millions of Mongols would yield a safe majority in every ballot-box from Oregon to the Gulf of Mexico. Who says they will never come? Who knows what men will dare when pressed by want? Hunger has broken through stone walls and braved tempestuous seas. Failure of a root transferred a third part of the Irish people to Am
William Hepworth Dixon, White Conquest: Volume 2, Chapter 29: fair women. (search)
her rights and wrongs, less moved about her place in creation. A woman with one mate, and no visible temptation to change her partner for another, and still another, would pay scant heed to those quacks of either sex, who come to her with their jargon about affinities and passionals. She would want no higher laws, and seek no greater freedom than her English mothers have enjoyed in wedded love. But how is moral order to be kept in regions where there are two males to each female, as in Oregon, three males to each female as in Nevada and Arizona., four males to every female as in Idaho, Wyoming, and Montana? No other civilised and independent commonwealth shows the same phenomena as America. In 1871, the United Kingdom had, in round numbers, a population of thirty-one million six hundred and seventeen thousand souls. Of this total, fifteen million three hundred and sixty thousand were masculine souls; sixteen million two hundred and fifty-seven thousand feminine souls: exce
William Hepworth Dixon, White Conquest: Volume 2, Chapter 34: America at school. (search)
ted States? In the Lake regions, the young States of Michigan, Indiana, Wisconsin, Iowa, and Minnesota, have a more uniform system, which is every year in course of improvement. These States have elementary schools in every township, with a secondary school in almost every county, crowned by a State university, with classical and scientific chairs. Ohio and Illinois have a system of their own. On the Pacific slope, with the exception of California, public training is much neglected. Oregon, Dacota, and Nevada scarcely enter into the civilised system; Arizona, Utah, and New Mexico stand beyond it. In the River States, Nebraska, Kansas, and Missouri, there are common schools, leading up through secondary schools to State universities, as in Iowa and Michigan. In all these sections, there is close and constant effort on the part of some, weakened by indifference on the part of many, to give the people that aliment, without which, according to President Grant and Secretary Delan