History of the United States from the Compromise of 1850 to the End of the Roosevelt Administration Volume 5

History of the United States from the Compromise of 1850 to the End of the Roosevelt Administration Volume 5

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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. 1906 edition. Excerpt: ...exercises in tribute to the services and sacrifices of this venerable and distinguished woman. Of the hundreds of noble women who devoted a part or the whole of the years of the war to the care of the sick and wounded of the army the name of Mary Ann Bickerdyke is given an eminent place.... Others were as heroic and consecrated as she, but she was unique in method, extraordinary in executive ability, enthusiastic in devotion and indomitable in will." CHAPTER XXVIII It is now my purpose to treat of society at the South in somewhat the same manner as I have surveyed society at the North. The conditions are more novel for the community was cut off from intercourse with the outer world except through evasion of the blockade, through disregard of statutes and regulations and by the tacit consent of each side to let some trading go on in violation of the general principle that should govern warring powers. Life was different from that in most civilized communities on account of the deprivation of luxuries and of many necessities that make up the comfort of living and add to the joy of the round of days. The common things of aforetime became exceptional. Much of the work and many of the amusements which attend life in modern society were perforce given up. Unfortunately my mode of treatment (which seems all things considered the only one practicable) involves repetition inasmuch as my theme is for later years the same that I have already treated so far as it related to the year 1861.1 Thus the appearance of facts similar to those already recited in the prologue will seem something like a twice-told tale, and interest in the unfolding of events will be lessened for the reason that owing to the necessities of the narrative, the catastrophe has...show more

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  • Paperback | 240 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 13mm | 435g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236622065
  • 9781236622068