Source-book of American History: Ed. for Schools and Readers
This book offers a survey of American history, from the earliest colonial times through the Spanish-American War. The source book is directed at an adolescent crowd, and contains further explanations in the margins. The subject matter is rather balanced between political, military, and societal events and trends.
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Страница 200 - And your covenant with death shall be disannulled, And your agreement with hell shall not stand ; When the overflowing scourge shall pass through, Then ye shall be trodden down by it.
Страница 200 - For the bed is shorter than that a man can stretch himself on it : and the covering narrower than that he can wrap himself in it.
Страница 317 - ... and forever free and the executive government of the united states including the military and naval authority thereof will recognize and maintain the freedom of such persons and will do no act or acts to repress such persons or any of them in any efforts they may make for their actual freedom...
Страница 329 - I claim not to have controlled events, but confess plainly that events have controlled me. Now, at the end of three years' struggle, the nation's condition is not what either party or any man desired or expected.
Страница 285 - That the Constitution, and all the laws of the United States which are not locally inapplicable, shall have the same force and effect within the said territory of Nebraska as elsewhere within the United States...
Страница 275 - Is our dooty in this fix, They 'd ha' done 't ez quick ez winkin' In the days o' seventy-six. Clang the bells in every steeple, Call all true men to disown The tradoocers of our people, The enslavers o...
Страница 335 - His was no lonely mountain-peak of mind, Thrusting to thin air o'er our cloudy bars, A sea-mark now, now lost in vapors blind; Broad prairie rather, genial, level-lined, Fruitful and friendly for all human kind, Yet also nigh to Heaven and loved of loftiest stars.
Страница 273 - So's to lug new slave-states in To abuse ye, an' to scorn ye, An' to plunder ye like sin. Ain't it cute to see a Yankee Take sech everlastin' pains, All to git the Devil's thankee Helpin' on 'em weld their chains ? Wy, it's jest ez clear ez figgers, Clear ez one an' one make two, Chaps thet make black slaves o' niggers Want to make wite slaves o
Страница 328 - Constitution ? By general law, life and limb must be protected, yet often a limb must be amputated to save a life, but a life is never wisely given to save a limb. I felt that measures, otherwise unconstitutional, might become lawful by becoming indispensable to the preservation of the Constitution through the preservation of the nation.