Proceedings of the State Historical Society of Wisconsin Volume 45-47

Proceedings of the State Historical Society of Wisconsin Volume 45-47

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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. 1898 edition. Excerpt: ...of the League as to the specific objects desired, and that efforts to advance any particular plan in the future would be very greatly embarrassed by these differences, even to the injury of the general cause to which all were ready to subscribe.3 So pronounced had these differences finally become, that the most devoted friends of federation were driven to the conclusion that the real purposes of the League would best be served by its dissolution. 1 Ibid., chap. vi..Ibid., chap. viii. For text of the report, see appendix iv. 3See an article on the dissolution of the League in the National Review, vol. 22, p. 814, and Lord Brassey, Imperial Federation, pp. 232This was accordingly proposed in the spring of 1893, and formally accomplished in November of that year. Since that date there has been no organized body in existence whose object it is to further the adoption of an imperial federal government, and though the idea has been by no means abandoned, formal discussion of the subject has been less frequent. In a brief history of this movement, we may regard the dissolution of the League as the proper point at which to attempt a statement of the results which have been produced, though these have been to a considerable extent implied in what has already been said. First and most important as determining all that follows, is the awakened public opinion, the increased interest of the mass of Englishmen in the colonies, of which I spoke at the beginning of this address. This must not be understood to be the work of the League alone. It was rather the result of a variety of causes. It was behind the popular reaction against the policy of the Liberal cabinet of 1869, and of that reaction the League itself was one result. The change in the national...show more

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  • Paperback | 218 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 12mm | 399g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236857933
  • 9781236857934