The North American Review, 1828, Vol. 26 (Classic Reprint)

The North American Review, 1828, Vol. 26 (Classic Reprint)

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Excerpt from The North American Review, 1828, Vol. 26 The character of the colonists themselves, their origin, pro gress, and governments, their local disputes and controversies, their constant struggles against the claims of the crown and its agents, the early assertion of their rights and privileges, the structure Of their institutions, the boldness and freedom of their Opinions upon political subjects, their manners, habits, and pursuits, their exertions and services in the wars, in which the mother country was involved, their sacrifices in defence Of their settlements, their splendid, though often unrequited labors for the advancement of English glory and English power, must all be thoroughly studied before any stranger can comprehend the nature or the causes of the revolution. It will otherwise remain a profound mystery, how a little tax upon tea should have kindled a general indignation; or how the assertion of a right by the British Parliament to tax us without representation, urg ed almost as an abstract theory, with scarcely any practical Oppression, should have brought on a contest with thirteen colo nies, having separate interests and Objects, and united them at once in a common warfare for life, liberty, and independence. The author himself has, however, so well explained his motives for the undertaking in a preface, written with so much clear ness and simplicity, that we willingly transcribe it into our pages, as a far more satisfactory vindication, than any, which we could presume to Offer. So large a portion of the life of General Washington was de voted to the public, so elevated and important were the stations which be filled, that the history of his life is, at the same time, the history of his nation. About the Publisher Forgotten Books publishes hundreds of thousands of rare and classic books. Find more at 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 | 596 pages
  • 152 x 229 x 31mm | 785g
  • Forgotten Books
  • English
  • 723 Illustrations; Illustrations, black and white
  • 0243252609
  • 9780243252602