Progress of the United States of America, in the Century (Classic Reprint)

Progress of the United States of America, in the Century (Classic Reprint)

by William Peterfield Trent
     
 

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This volume has been devoted primarily to a sketch of the political development of the United States of America in this century. This has been done for two reasons. First, the contributions made by the United States to the art, the letters, the science, the industries of the century, have been

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This volume has been devoted primarily to a sketch of the political development of the United States of America in this century. This has been done for two reasons. First, the contributions made by the United States to the art, the letters, the science, the industries of the century, have been fully dealt with in other volumes of this series. Secondly, although the history of the growth of the Republic is marvellous, and although the culture-history of its people is interesting, prime importance attaches to the history of the great experiment in self-government made by the American democracy. Without American inventiveness and energy the century would not have made such marked advance, yet it would still have been the age of steam and electricity. But without the American experiment in self-government the world would have been left without some of the most important of all the political lessons it has ever been taught. The value, for example, of the lesson taught by the democracy when it grappled with and overcame slavery cannot be overestimated.

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ISBN-13:
9781330041505
Publisher:
FB &c Ltd
Publication date:
06/12/2015
Pages:
488
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.98(d)

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