The Southwestern Historical Quarterly Volume 19

The Southwestern Historical Quarterly Volume 19

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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. 1916 edition. Excerpt: ...by large majorities" both in the Senate and in the House, but when the attempt was made to carry it over the executive veto it failed by an overwhelming vote. Thus, when the session ended on April 21," Davis had met defeat on no important point, while the emergencies of war were gradually throwing more and more power into his hands, though he was careful not to assume new authority without the consent of Congress.8' 2''The following is a fair sample of the hostile criticism against Winder's administration: "The Baltimore detectives Winder's policel are lords of the ascendency. They crook a finger, and the best carriages in the street pause, turn around and are subject to their will. They loll and roll in glory. One word of remonstrance. and the poor victim is sent to (hstlo Gordon." A Rebel War C'Ierk's Diary. I, 123. See also Rhodes. History of the United States, III, 603. The popular opposition was such that the bill was eventually modified. Journal, V, 235. "Stephens and Toomhs were particularly opposed to the measure. War between the States. II. 270. The Georgia Legislature passed resolutions condemning the hill. IbirI., 789; Pollard, Secret History of the Confederacy, 336. See also Conffderate Military History, I, 448-450, for debates in Congress over the conscription bill. "A Rebel War Clerk's Diary. I, 120; editorial from the Itiehmond Exwminer quoted in Rhodes, IV, 8, note. It was probably this same writer who sarca'stically commented in another issue of the Examiner on the President's religious professions that "when Hercules-saw the condition of the Augean stables, he did not roll up his eyes to Jupiter but turned a river into them...".show more

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  • Paperback | 168 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 9mm | 313g
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  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236809157
  • 9781236809155