The German Element in the United States: With Special Reference to Its Political, Moral, Social, and Educational Influence, Volume 1

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Houghton Mifflin, 1909

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Halaman 367 - That coarseness and strength combined with acuteness and inquisitiveness; that practical, inventive turn of mind, quick to find expedients; that masterful grasp of material things, lacking in the artistic but powerful to effect great ends ; that restless, nervous energy;* that dominant individualism, working for good and for evil, and withal that buoyancy and exuberance which comes with freedom — these are traits of the frontier, or traits called out elsewhere because of the existence of the frontier.
Halaman 109 - Fellow-Citizens; but every Man who prefers Freedom to a Life of slavery will bless and honor You, as Men who have baffled the Attempt of Tyranny; and by an impartial and uncorrupt Verdict, have laid a noble Foundation for securing to ourselves, our Posterity, and our Neighbors, That, to which Nature and the Laws of our Country have given us a Right,— the Liberty— both of exposing and opposing arbitrary Power (in these Parts of the World, at least) by speaking and writing Truth.
Halaman 109 - It is the best cause. It is the cause of liberty, and I make no doubt but your upright conduct this day will not only entitle you to the love and...
Halaman 533 - Your requisition, in my judgment, is illegal, unconstitutional, and revolutionary in its objects, inhuman and diabolical, and cannot be complied with.
Halaman 109 - ... it is not the cause of a poor printer, nor of New York alone, which you are now trying. No! It may in its consequence affect every freeman that lives under a British government on the Main of America. It is the best cause. It is the cause of liberty...
Halaman 121 - First in war, first in peace, first in the hearts of his countrymen," was originally used in the resolutions presented to Congress on the death of Washington, December, 1799.
Halaman 433 - Up to and including 1880 the country had a frontier of settlement, but at present the unsettled area has been so broken into by isolated bodies of settlement that there can hardly be said to be a frontier line. In the discussion of its extent, its westward movement, etc, it can not, therefore, any longer have a place in the census reports.
Halaman 138 - The most complete barns of the present day have in addition a granary on the tility of their fields, the luxuriance of their meadows, all of which have a general appearance of plenty and neatness in everything that belongs to them.
Halaman 365 - Our trade with New York and Philadelphia was of this sort, draining us of all the little money and bills we could gather from other places for their bread, flour, beer, hams, bacon, and other things of their produce, all which, except beer, our new townships begin to supply us with, which are settled with very industrious and thriving Germans.
Halaman 243 - If you take slaves in faith, and with the intent of conducting them to Christ, the action will not be a sin, but may prove a benediction.

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