Yearbooks Volume 4-5

Yearbooks Volume 4-5

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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 map of Europe in their variety. It was democratic and nonsectional, if not national; "easy, tolerant, and contented;" rooted strongly in material prosperity. It was typical of the modern United States. It was least sectional, not only because it lay between North and South, but also because with no barriers to shut out its frontiers from its settled region, and with a system of connecting waterways, the middle region mediated between East and West as well as between North and South. Thus it became the typically American region. Even the New Englander, who was shut out from the frontier by the middle region, tarrying in New York or Pennsylvania on his westward march, lost the acuteness of his sectionalism on the way.' Moreover, it must be recalled that the western and central New England settler who furnished the western movement was not the typical tide-water New Englander; he was less conservative and contented, more democratic and restless. The spread of cotton culture into the interior of the South finally broke down the contrast between the " tide-water " region and the rest of the South, and based southern interests on slavery. Before this process revealed its results, the western portion of the South, which was akin to Pennsylvania in stock, society, and industry, showed tendencies to fall away from the faith of the fathers into internal improvement legislation and nationalism. In the Virginia convention of 1829-30, ' Author's article in T /ze Egis (Madison, Wis.), November 4, I892, and Atlantic Mont/111', September I896, p. 294, and April I897, pp. 436, 441, 442. called to revise the constitution, Mr. Leigh, of Chesterfield, one of the tide-water counties, declared: One of the more

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  • Paperback | 156 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 8mm | 290g
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236903595
  • 9781236903594