Fourth Reunion of the Society of the Army of the Cumberland; Cleveland, 1870 Volume 14

Fourth Reunion of the Society of the Army of the Cumberland; Cleveland, 1870 Volume 14

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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. 1888 edition. Excerpt: ...balls. We are waging with them a battle of commerce, and with a bombardment of example. England and Europe respect our gallant young men, as gallant as any that ever graced her soil, or the soil of any country on the, earth. She respects them as we did when the war called for them, and they resp0nded--as we respect the brave veterans the war made of them. Their system of standing armies will never be battered down by American cannon balls, but it is already tottering to its fall under the' constant bombardment of American example. France is a Republic with her Chambers of Deputies, and is one of the strongest Nations of Europe. Germany elects her Federal Councils by States. Even distant China is modeling her aflairs upon our methods. Already she builds telegraphs and railroads that a few years ago she drove from her at the muzzles of guns. And Japan has been fairly revolutionized since brave COMMODORE PERRY sailed into those seas. Japan is now urging upon the Mikado's counselors the adoption of constitutional liberty. She has adopted our systems into her schools. Her school books are printed in English. All this tells of the power of American example upon the dead or dying countries of the East--of the thrill America has sent through the lethargic East that is awakening those dying countries from the sleep of ages. This Nation must step forward and take her proper position in thefamily of Nations. The Isthmiau canal will be cut through, and that rocky barrier of nature severed. The waters of the two oceans will bb united, and then America will assert her proper place in the commerce of the world, for I need not tell you that whether that canal be cut or built by American or European capital, of this you may be certain, that...show more

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  • Paperback | 78 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 4mm | 154g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236743962
  • 9781236743961