Deutsch-Amerikanische Geschichtsblatter; Vierteljahrsschrift Volume 18-19

Deutsch-Amerikanische Geschichtsblatter; Vierteljahrsschrift Volume 18-19

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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. 1920 edition. Excerpt: ...north and south. But just then nativistic prejudice in the form of Know Nothingism was beginning to surge in flood tides throughout the North. The opposition to the Administration--particularly the Whigs--were chiefly infected by such prejudice. The Germans constituted one of the most loyal and numerous corps in the Democratic party. To have one of the most distinguished members of that party formally declare in serious speech in the open Senate that a population made up of slaveholders and their slaves was preferable to one composed of sons and daughters of Germania, then seeking our shores by the thousands annually and settling in the Northern and Western states---and to have that remark addressed to the Senators from one of those states wherein Germans were numerous, highly intelligent and industrious and largely members of the Democratic party--it is no wonder that northern colleagues realizing the probable misconstruction and misuse thereof should have privately protested to Senator Butler that his remarks might prove troublesome to them in the approaching state elections. But his powerful bow had shot his shaft far beyond his control; and, as we shall see, it did the damage, discerning friends had warned him would be the probable result. XVII. To understand the collateral effects as well as the direct bearing of Senator Butler's "playful remark" later on the hustings in Iowa we must appreciate another fact respecting current legislation then pending in Congress that was immediately affected by the Kansas-Nebraska bill and in which the Germans were keenly interested. In its editorial summary of "The News" in noting the events at Washington on the preceding day, the N. Y. H erald (Feb.25) devotes a...show more

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  • Paperback | 78 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 4mm | 154g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236957822
  • 9781236957825