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Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing) 70 0 Browse Search
Knight's Mechanical Encyclopedia (ed. Knight) 61 1 Browse Search
Wendell Phillips, Theodore C. Pease, Speeches, Lectures and Letters of Wendell Phillips: Volume 2 34 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.) 32 0 Browse Search
Wendell Phillips, Theodore C. Pease, Speeches, Lectures and Letters of Wendell Phillips: Volume 1 26 0 Browse Search
George Bancroft, History of the United States from the Discovery of the American Continent, Vol. 2, 17th edition. 22 0 Browse Search
Southern Historical Society Papers, Volume 17. (ed. Reverend J. William Jones) 20 0 Browse Search
Comte de Paris, History of the Civil War in America. Vol. 1. (ed. Henry Coppee , LL.D.) 18 0 Browse Search
The writings of John Greenleaf Whittier, Volume 3. (ed. John Greenleaf Whittier) 14 0 Browse Search
HISTORY OF THE TOWN OF MEDFORD, Middlesex County, Massachusetts, FROM ITS FIRST SETTLEMENT, IN 1630, TO THE PRESENT TIME, 1855. (ed. Charles Brooks) 14 0 Browse Search
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Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Abbott, Lyman, 1835- (search)
e to one religion or another. It is not Anglo-Saxon, if thereby is meant a nation which sets itselh it is officially neither Christian nor Anglo-Saxon, it is practically both. Its ethical standardSemitic, nor African, nor Mongolian, but Anglo-Saxon. Thus in its religious spirit, though not altesent the same race leadership: they are Anglo-Saxon. In so far as their conjoint influence dominaift which are the characteristics of the Anglo-Saxon race in the life promoted. It is from the comy — political liberty, Christian ethics, Anglo-Saxon energy — that what we call civilization proceeut of this civilization thus inspired by Anglo-Saxon energy, thus controlled by Christian ethics, apolitical liberty, Christian ethics, and Anglo-Saxon energy. Let Great Britain and the United Statance of a Christian civilization all the Anglo-Saxon peoples, and all the peoples acting under the guidance and controlling influence of Anglo-Saxon leaders. It would gradually draw into itself oth[2 more...]<
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Beecher, Henry Ward, 1813- (search)
bsolutism in government; it is clannish; it loves chieftains: it develops a people that crave strong and showy governments to support and plan for them. The Anglo-Saxon race belongs to the great German family, and is a fair exponent of its peculiarities. The Anglo-Saxon carries self-government and self-development with him wherevSaxon carries self-government and self-development with him wherever he goes. He has popular government and popular industry; for the effects of a generous civil liberty are not seen a whit more plain in the good order, in the intelligence, and in the virtue of a self-governing people, than in their amazing enterprise, and the scope and power of their creative industry. The power to create riches is just as much a part of the Anglo-Saxon virtues as the power to create good order and social safety. The things required for prosperous labor, prosperous manufactures, and prosperous commerce are three: First, liberty; second, liberty; third, liberty--( Hear, hear! )--though these are not merely the same liberty, as I shall
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Charters, (search)
Charters, Granted to corporate towns to protect their manufactures by Henry I. in 1132; modified by Charles II. in 1683; the ancient charters restored in 1698. Alterations were made by the Municipal Reform act in 1835. Ancient Anglo-Saxon charters are printed in Kemble's Codex Diplomaticus, 1829. For colonial charters in the United States, see different State articles.
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), China and the powers. (search)
detailed account in my report, and I am convinced that, properly armed, disciplined, and led, there could be no better material than the Chinese soldier. I leave it to the commercial classes of the United States to say whether it is not worth their while to incur such slight risks for such great profit, and for so good an object. On sound business lines this policy appeals to the American nation; but, in addition to that, are we going to let this opportunity slip of drawing the two Anglo-Saxon nations together for the cause of civilized progress, and the benefit of the world at large? Great nations have great responsibilities, to which they must be true, and when those responsibilities and self-interest go hand in hand, it would be unwise to miss the opportunity. Events are moving very rapidly in the Far East. A decision must be arrived at, and action of some sort taken very soon. It is the duty of Great Britain to lead, and I believe that the United States will not refuse t
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Cobbett, William 1762-1835 (search)
reatened with imprisonment, but procured bail. There he issued a series of vigorous pamphlets, called Rush lights, in which he exhibited, in vivid colors, the various phases of character of all engaged in his prosecution. Then he went back to England, and issued Porcupine's works, in 12 octavo volumes, which sold largely on both sides of the Atlantic. In these he exhibited such pictures of his American enemies that he tasted the sweets of revenge. In 1802 he began his famous Weekly political register, which he conducted with ability about thirty years, but which caused him to incur fines and imprisonment because of his libellous utterances. He again came to the United States in 1817, but returned to England in 1819, taking with him the bones of Thomas Paine. He continued the business of writing and publishing, and many of his books, written in vigorous Anglo-Saxon, are very useful. He entered Parliament in 1832, and was a member three years. He died in Farnham, June 18, 1835.
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Corwin, Thomas 1794-1865 (search)
ered a speech concerning the territory which it was proposed to wrest from Mexico, of which the following is an abstract: What is the territory, Mr. President, which you propose to wrest from Mexico? It is consecrated to the heart of the Mexican by many a well-fought battle with his old Castilian master. His Bunker Hills, and Saratogas, and Yorktowns are there. The Mexican can say, There I bled for liberty! and shall I surrender that consecrated home of my affections to the Anglo-Saxon invaders? What do they want with it? They have Texas already. They have possessed themselves of the territory between the Nueces and the Rio Grande. What else do they want? To what shall I point my children as memorials of that independence which I bequeath to them, when those battle-fields shall have passed from my possession? Sir, had one come and demanded Bunker Hill of the people of Massachusetts, had England's lion ever showed himself there, is there a man over thirteen and unde
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Counties. (search)
Counties. The several United States are divided into political districts, which are called counties. Several hundred years ago there were large districts of country in England and on the Continent governed by earls, who were, however, subject to the crown. These districts were called counties, and the name is still retained even in the United States, and indicates certain judicial and other jurisdiction. The Saxon equivalent for county was shire, which simply means division, and was not applied to such counties as were originally distinct sovereignties, such as Kent, Norfolk, etc. Thus we have Lancashire and Yorkshire. New Netherland (New York) was constituted a county of Holland, having all the individual privileges appertaining to an earldom, or separate government. On its seal appears as a crest to the arms a kind of cap called a coronet, which is the armorial distinction of a count or earl.
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), entry 1598 (search)
t have at first with her heated and mistaken ambitions, with her radical, speculative habit in politics, with her readiness to experiment in forms of government, we may possibly have to enter into now that we are receiving her populations. Not only printing and steam and electricity have gotten hold of us to expand our English civilization, but also those general, and yet to us alien, forces of democracy of which mention has already been made; and these are apt to tell disastrously upon our Saxon habits in government. IV It is thus that we are brought to our fourth and last point. We have noted (1) the general forces of democracy which have been sapping old forms of government in all parts of the world; (2) the error of supposing ourselves indebted to those forces for the creation of our government, or in any way connected with them in our origins; and (3) the effect they have nevertheless had upon us as parts of the general influences of the age, as well as by reason of our
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Fugitive slave laws. (search)
tive be admitted in evidence; and that the parties claiming the fugitive should not be molested in their work of carrying the person back by any process issued by any court, judge, or magistrate, or any person whomsoever ; and any citizen might be compelled to assist in the capture and rendition of a slave. This last clause of the act was so offensive to every sentiment of humanity and justice, so repugnant to the feelings of the people of the free-labor States, and so contrary to the Anglo-Saxon principle of fair-play, that, while the habitual respect for law by the American people caused a general acquiescence in the requirements of the fugitive slave law, there was rebellion against it in every Christian heart. It was seen that free negroes might, by the perjury of kidnappers and the denial of the right to defence allowed to the vilest criminal, be carried away into hopeless slavery, beyond the reach of pity, mercy, or law. This perception of pos sible wrong that would follow th
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Hale, Sarah Josepha (Buell) 1788-1879 (search)
he exception of two nations, it still bears that shadow of gloom which fell when the ground first drank human blood; and Man the Murderer, Woman the Mourner, is still the great distinction between the sexes! Thank God there is hope. The Anglo-Saxon race in Europe numbers about 30,000,000, living on a little island in the stormy northern ocean. But there, for over 100 years, the sounds of battle have not been heard; the Salic law never shamed the honor of their royal race; the holy Bible haucation, and private liberality has supplied, in a good degree, the means of instruction to the daughters of the republic. The result is before the world—a miracle of national advancement. American mothers train their sons to be men! The old Saxon stock is yet superior to the new in that brilliancy of feminine genius the artificial state of social life in England now fosters and elicits, surpassing every nation in its list of learned ladies; yet in all that contributes to popular education
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