The Collected Works of William Howard Taft: Four Aspects of Civic Duty and Present Day Problems

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The inaugural volume of The Collected Works of William Howard Taft is composed of two of his earliest books, Four Aspects of Civic Duty and Present Day Problems.

Based on a series of lectures delivered at Yale in 1906, Four Aspects of Civic Duty is an attempt by then Secretary of War Taft to bring to the attention of his audience the importance of civic duty from the perspective of the university graduate, the judge on the bench, the colonial administrator, and the national ...

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The inaugural volume of The Collected Works of William Howard Taft is composed of two of his earliest books, Four Aspects of Civic Duty and Present Day Problems.

Based on a series of lectures delivered at Yale in 1906, Four Aspects of Civic Duty is an attempt by then Secretary of War Taft to bring to the attention of his audience the importance of civic duty from the perspective of the university graduate, the judge on the bench, the colonial administrator, and the national executive branch of government. His remarks were drawn from his own experience, while at the same time he laid down the principles of citizenship with which all people could identify.

In Present Day Problems, William Howard Taft demonstrates the depth of his knowledge and the seriousness of his reflections on a wide range of topics including Sino-American relations and the ongoing contest between capital and labor in America’s increasingly industrial socioeconomy. The problems he takes up are met head-on and discussed in a fashion likely to persuade his audience that he is well prepared to tackle the burdens of the presidency.

The Collected Works of William Howard Taft, in eight volumes, will include Taft’s complete published works as well as his presidential and state addresses and selected court opinions from his days as chief justice of the Supreme Court.

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“These speeches were given before Taft was elected President in 1908. A hundred years later, we can only envy a time when we could have a would-be president who could speak, knowingly, on, say, Roman (Civil) Law vs. Anglo-Saxon (Common) Law.”

-- RALPH

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In the first volume of Taft's writings, the editors have selected two of his earliest books, and . The first was based on a series of lectures delivered at Yale in 1906; the second is a discussion of the ongoing contest between capital and labor in America's increasingly industrial economy. The volume also includes a selection of Taft's court opinions while he was Chief Justice of the Supreme Court. Burton is emeritus professor of history at St. Joseph's U. in Philadelphia; Campbell is emeritus from the U. of Birmingham in Alabama. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)
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David H. Burton is the general editor of The Collected Works of William Howard Taft. An emeritus professor of history at St. Joseph’s University in Philadelphia, he is the author of several books on the presidency.

A. E. Campbell is professor emeritus, University of Birmingham and a leading British scholar of early twentieth-century American history.

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Table of Contents

Commentary 65
1. Inaugural Address as Civil Governor of the Philippines (Manila, July 4, 1901) 75
2. The Inauguration of the Philippine Assembly (Manila, October 16, 1907) 83
3. China and Her Relations with the United States (Shanghai, October 8, 1907) 106
4. Japan and Her Relations with the United States (Tokyo, September 30, 1907) 115
5. An Appreciation of General Grant (New York City, May 30, 1908) 120
6. The Army of the United States (Columbus, Ohio, April 2, 1908) 132
7. The Panama Canal (Put-in-Bay, Ohio, July 11, 1906) 146
8. A Republican Congress and Administration, and Their Work from 1904 to 1906 (Boise City, Idaho, November 3, 1906) 167
9. The Legislative Policies of the Present Administration (Columbus, Ohio, August 19, 1907) 190
10. The Panic of 1907 (Boston, Massachusetts, December 30, 1907) 230
11. Southern Democracy and Republican Principles (Lexington, Kentucky, August 22, 1907) 241
12. Labor and Capital (New York City, January 10, 1908) 256
13. The Achievements of the Republican Party (Kansas City, Missouri, February 10, 1908) 281
14. Recent Criticism of the Federal Judiciary (Detroit, Michigan, August 28, 1895) 294
15. Administration of Criminal Law (Yale University, June 26, 1905) 325
Commentators 342
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