The Penn Germania Volume 14-15

The Penn Germania Volume 14-15

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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. 1914 edition. Excerpt: ...'ho" eighty--six per cent. of the distinguished people recorded there are native Americans, a majority of whom have more than three generations of Amrican ancestors; while our asylums, poorhouses and prisons are filled with the foreign element. Once the heroes and heroines of the old world were attracted to come to the New Vorld; now the defective and delinquent, the mercenary and the sordid are attracted here. Once they came with their God to face the hardship and struggle to conquer the primitive unknown; now they come with their Golden Calf for ease, luxury, and the protection of the Stars and Stripes. Once they were nature's noblemen willing to fight as humble woodsmen; now they are shirking beggars hoping to ride on horseback, as our triumphant horse-thief financiers. Our simplicity, nobility and greatness are the heritage of the first; our political and financial corruption and our social snobbery are the importation of the last.--Harper's Bazar, Dec. 1913. If you should turn back from this land to Europe the foreign ministers of the gospel, and the foreign attorneys, and the foreign merchants, and the foreign philanthropists, what a robbery of our pulpits, our courtrooms, our storehouses, and our beneficent institutions, and what a putting back of every monetary, merciful, moral and religious interest of the land! This commingling here of all nationalities under the blessing of God will produce in seventyfive or one hundred years the most magnificient style of man and woman the world ever saw. They will have the wit of one race, the eloquence of another, the kindness of another, the generosity of another, the aesthetic taste of another, the high moral character of another, and when that man and woman step forth, their...
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  • Paperback | 262 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 14mm | 472g
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236933818
  • 9781236933812