Manassas: A Novel of the War
In this first part of an incomplete trilogy, Sinclair writes about a young Southern man who joins the Union Army and fights in the Battle of Manassas. Although it received favorable reviews he did not complete the trilogy.
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Page 273 - There was one man at least who ought to have seen it clearly — Seward, who had long ago proclaimed the truth about this struggle : " They who think that it is accidental, unnecessary, the work of interested or fanatical agitators, and therefore ephemeral, mistake the case altogether. It is an irrepressible conflict between opposing and enduring forces!
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Page 198 - in one of his messages, in his own peculiar timid and helpless way. An event of tremendous moment marked the opening of his administration. In his Inaugural address he undertook to explain that the dispute about Slavery in the territories belonged " legitimately " to the Supreme Court of the United States — " before whom it is now pending, and
Page 69 - was never too hot nor too cold. It could never rain, snow, or blow too hard for us to work in the fields. Mr. Covey succeeded in breaking me; I was broken in body, soul, and spirit. My natural elasticity was crushed ; my intellect languished ; my disposition to read departed ; the cheerful spark that lingered about
Page 220 - unto me in proclaiming liberty every one to his brother, and every man to his neighbor; behold, I proclaim a liberty for you, saith the Lord, to the sword, to the pestilence, and to the famine
Page 198 - whom it is now pending, and [by whom it] will, it is understood, be speedily and finally settled. To their decision, in common with all good citizens, I shall cheerfully submit, whatever this may be." Thus strangely heralded, the " settlement
Page 69 - o'clock at night. If at any time in my life more than another I was made to drink the bitterest dregs of Slavery, that time was during the first six months of my stay with Mr. Covey. We were worked all weathers — it was never too hot nor too cold. It could never rain,
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