The Pageant of Lincoln MCMXVII

The Pageant of Lincoln MCMXVII : Nebraska; A Semi-Centennial Masque (Classic Reprint)

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Excerpt from The Pageant of Lincoln MCMXVII: "Nebraska;" A Semi-Centennial Masque Part II is entitled The Louisiana Purchase. The purchase of the Louisiana Territory from Napole onic France by President Jefferson was the event which gave the lands of which Nebraska is a part to the United States. This event is, therefore, the real beginning of the political history of the state. The purchase was made at a time when war was threatening between France and England, a fact which is supposed to have made Napoleon the readier to make the sale. James Monroe, afterwards Presi dent, was Jefferson's representative in France, al though the actual transactions were carried on with the American minister, Livingston. The outstand ing figures in the transaction, Napoleon and his minister, Talleyrand, President Jefferson and Mon roe, are represented in a series of three scenes meant to be (as their setting suggests) representative of the animating ideas of the men who made history, rather than historically faithful in any narrow sense. 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 more

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  • Paperback | 68 pages
  • 152 x 229 x 4mm | 104g
  • Forgotten Books
  • United States
  • English
  • , black & white illustrations
  • 0243086598
  • 9780243086597