Empire or Republic? (Classic Reprint)

Empire or Republic? (Classic Reprint)

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Excerpt from Empire or Republic? I have always thought that all men should be free, but if any should be slaves, it should be first those who desire it for themselves and secondly those who desire it for others. Abraham lincoln. From an address to an Indiana Regiment, March I 7, 1865. Complete Works of Lincoln, Vol. II., p. 662. The Philippine Archipelago contains a few large islands, (chief among which is Luzon, ) and unnumbered small ones, with a population estimated to be eight millions or more, who may be grouped into two classes in considering their relations to the United States. A small portion, occupying what is called the Sulu Archipelago are Mahometans, and are thus described by Pres. Schurman of the Philippine Commission. They are powerful, religious fanatics who care nothing for death, and believe that the road to heaven can be attained by killing Christians. About the Publisher Forgotten Books publishes hundreds of thousands of rare and classic books. Find more at www.forgottenbooks.com This book is a reproduction of an important historical work. Forgotten Books uses state-of-the-art technology to digitally reconstruct the work, preserving the original format whilst repairing imperfections present in the aged copy. In rare cases, an imperfection in the original, such as a blemish or missing page, may be replicated in our edition. We do, however, repair the vast majority of imperfections successfully; any imperfections that remain are intentionally left to preserve the state of such historical works.
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  • Paperback | 36 pages
  • 152 x 229 x 2mm | 64g
  • English
  • 17 Illustrations; Illustrations, black and white
  • 0243061722
  • 9780243061723