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 Expecially Its Moral and Political Phases, with the Drift and Progress of Volume 1

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 Expecially Its Moral and Political Phases, with the Drift and Progress of Volume 1

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1867 edition. Excerpt: ...made unanimous. On motion of Mr. Joshua R. Giddings, of Ohio, it was "Setohed, That we deeply sympathize with those men who have been driven, some from their native States and others from the States of their adoption, and are now exiled from their homes on account of their opinions; and we hold the Democratic party responsible for the gross violations of that clause of the Constitution which declares, that citizens of each State shall be entitled to all the privileges and immunities of citizens of the several States." And then, after a brief speech by the President, the Convention adjourned, with nine hearty cheers for the ticket. The canvass for the Presidency, thus opened, was distinguished from all that had preceded it, not more by the number of formidable contest ants, than by the sharpness with which the issues were denned by three of the contending parties. It was, in effect, proclaimed by three of the leading Southern delegates in the Charleston Convention: " The last Presidential election was won by ambiguity, double-dealing, deception--by devising a platform that meant one thing at the North, and another' at the South. But, we are resolved to have no more of this. We shall now succeed on a clear exhibition of our principles, or not at all." And the champions of Popular Sovereignty, who controlled most of the delegations from Free States, were nearly as frank, and quite as firm. Said a leading supporter of Senator Douglas--Mr. George E. Pugh, of Ohio"--in the Charleston Convention: " Thank God that a hold and honest man Mr. Yancey has at last spoken, and told the whole truth with regard to the demands of the South. It is now plainly before the Convention and the country that the South does demand an advanced...show more

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  • Paperback | 350 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 19mm | 626g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236488830
  • 9781236488831