Representative Magazines of the Civil War and Reconstruction Period

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University of Wisconsin--Madison, 1922 - 204 pages

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Page 90 - ... be no real stability for the Republic so long as they are left in ignorance and degradation. Fifth. — The fixing of public attention upon the political importance of popular education, and the dangers which a system like ours runs from the neglect of it in any portion of our territory. Sixth. — The collection and diffusion of trustworthy information as to the condition and prospects of the Southern States, the openings they offer to capital, the supply and kind of labor which can be obtained...
Page 90 - The earnest and persistent consideration of the condition of the laboring class at the South, as a matter of vital interest to the nation at large, with a view to the removal of all artificial distinctions between them and the rest of the population, and the securing to them, as far as education and justice can do it, of an equal chance in the race of life.
Page 30 - They further solemnly declared that whenever any "form of government becomes destructive of the ends for which it was established, it is the right of the people to alter or abolish it, and to institute a new government.
Page 48 - Of course, I am not the most impartial judge ; yet, with due allowance for this, I venture to hope that the article entitled "The President's Policy" will be of value to the country. I fear I am not quite worthy of all which is therein kindly said of me personally.
Page 14 - Southern patriotism never was proof against Northern newspapers and picture magazines. If the angel Gabriel had gone into the very heart of the South, if he had even taken his seat on the top of the office of the Charleston Mercury...
Page 41 - ... his neglect of American themes there can be no question; but he was Europe-minded in these years, and so were his associates. When Sparks wrote him from Baltimore criticizing the Review for want of Americanism, Everett arranged his defense under three points: ist.
Page 72 - The whole physiognomy is as coarse a one as you would meet anywhere in the length and breadth of the states, but withal it is redeemed, illuminated, softened, and brightened by a kindly though serious look out of his eyes and an expression of homely sagacity that seems weighted with rich results of village experience.
Page 9 - Resolved, That this Convention earnestly recommends to the citizens of the States here represented, the education of their youth at home as far as practicable; the employment of native teachers in their schools and colleges; the encouragement of a home press; the publication of books adapted to the educational wants and the social condition of these states, and the encouragement and support of inventions and discoveries in the arts and sciences by their citizens.
Page 46 - It wanted three chief elements to be successful. It wasn't thoroughly, that is, thickly and thinly, loyal, it wasn't lively, and it had no particular opinions on any particular subject. It was an eminently safe periodical, and accordingly was in great danger of running aground.
Page 87 - His emblematic cartoons have never failed to arouse enthusiasm and patriotism, and have always seemed to come just when these articles were getting scarce.

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