Tribune Essays; Leading Articles Contributed to the New York Tribune from 1857 to 1863

Tribune Essays; Leading Articles Contributed to the New York Tribune from 1857 to 1863

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1869 edition. Excerpt: ...Constitutional obligations, to be rid forever of the matter. Is this brave, manly, or becoming? We say " No!" And, if saying so puts us into the " Abolition" category, we accept the place as a place of honor. Many a good, brave, loyal man shares our opinion; many a citizen who has given his blood as if it were water, and his money as if it were dross, to the Republic, thinks as we do. And by what right is such a patriot to be classed with traitors in arms against the Republic? By what law, even of the cheapest personal civility, do these libelers couple the names of the sound and the rotten, of law-abiders and law-breakers, of footpads and freebooters, with the honest names of Christian gentlemen? And who are these new Mentors who assume to direct, advise, censure, v persuade and exhort an immense majority of the voters of the Union--arraigning their intelligence, questioning their motives, imputing to them selfishness or silliness, venality or incapacity? Where is the record of their political successes? Where were they when this storm was gathering, that they did not by notable pilotage save us from the cruel shore of death which threatens us? Abolition and Secession! Light and Darkness, Truth and Falsehood, Right and Wrong, Fact and Fallacy, are as nearly alike. Heaven help us if, in these dark days, which are weighing down our very souls, we shun truth because it is not pleasant, and strive to exorcise this devil of Slavery, by the gibber ish nine times worn out and ninety times weaker than water, which sham-conservatives so glibly utter. Better fling at once every musket into the Potomac and recall our gallant men, than to prate follies at home, which will make their doughtiest deeds of none effect! If we must have more

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  • Paperback | 104 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 6mm | 200g
  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 123661609X
  • 9781236616098