Acadiensis Volume 1-2

Acadiensis Volume 1-2

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1901 edition. Excerpt: ...written more especially for English readers, was published at New York by Harper fe Brothers in 1851. While there may be found scattered through Sam Slick's humorous sketches numerous opinions on political topics, and much practical philosophy, these are not necessarily in all cases the author's own sentiments. But in the dedication the author expressly says that "this book will show you that my political views are unchanged" and we can doubtless feel a like assurance as to the other ideas embodied in this work. According to Mr. Crofton, "Judge Haliburton was an Epicurean philosopher, modified a little, for the better by Christianity, and for the worse by practical politics." This has all of the glitter and probably much of the accuracy of the average generality. It may fairly summarize the every day philosophy of Sam Slick, but it scarcely does justice to the strongly asserted principles of "Rule and Misrule." The frame-work of the book is the colonial policy of England, and the development of English colonies and colonial institutions in America during the seventeenth, eighteenth and first half of the nineteenth century. One of the objects of the work was to show where and by whom republicanism was introduced into this continent, and this is conclusively traced not to the great statesmen who formed the Federal Constitution, but to the Puritan colonists who founded a de facto republic at Boston in 1630. To the revocation, half a century later, of the charter which permitted so much practical republicanism, is attributed that "intense hatred of the imperial government" that finally led to the overthrow of British rule, --a hatred which, at the present day, finds expression among the...show more

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  • Paperback
  • 189 x 246 x 9mm | 304g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236887190
  • 9781236887191