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The Man Without A Country by Edward Everett Hale

Americanist Classics By Edward Everett Hale (1822–1909) First published in "The Atlantic" in December 1863. I SUPPOSE that very few casual readers of the “New York Herald” of...

A Political Reverie

A Political Reverie. ————— As fairy forms, the elfin airy train, And sylphs, sometimes molest the learned brain, Delusive dreams the matron’s bosom swell, And, ancient maids, the fancied...

Mercy Otis Warren—John Adams (1775)

American Correspondence Shortly after the start of the Second Continental Congress, Mercy Otis Warren writes to John Adams. I am more and more convinced, of the...

A Rebirth of Liberty

Individual Liberty in the Crucible of History, Part 6 THE AMERICANIST: CLARENCE CARSON ESSAYS Source: The Freeman: Ideas on Liberty, Date: Oct. 01, 1962 But Surely,...

Commentary: A Self-Made Merchant to His Son

Commentary A turn of the Twentieth Century editor—in the manner of a letter from a businessman to his son—offers advice to students just entering college. College...

Emerson—The Man with the Hoe

American Thought Emerson’s essay on “Farming”—first published in Society and Solitude—was initially an oration given to the Middlesex Agricultural Society during the Cattle-Show on September...

The Rainy Day—Longfellow

Poetry The Rainy Day. ————— THE day is cold, and dark, and dreary; It rains, and the wind is never weary; The vine still clings to the mouldering wall, But...

Mark Twain: As Regards Patriotism

Commentary Mark Twain comments on Patriotism.   … men can be trained to manufacture their own Patriotism. They can be trained to labor it out in their...

Booker T. Washington: Cast Down Your Bucket Where You Are

American Debate In September, 1895, Booker T. Washington—of the Tuskegee Institute—addresses the Atlanta Exposition.   To those of my race who depend on bettering their condition in...

Weekly Story: The Curtain Falls

Weekly Story A former college student relates his experiences at the end of the Civil War.   They have kept their oath. One-third lie sleeping beneath the...

The Sunset Trail

Palo Verde Valley Posse (1913): Elmer Layton, George Woods, Constable Asa Gardner, Charles Utling, Alex Gardner & Fred Springer.—The Desert Magazine.   The Sunset Trail. Berton Braley....

John G. Palfrey: On the Slave Power

Background of the Civil War During the year 1846, historian John G. Palfrey publishes a series of papers in the Boston Whig.   It is often wisdom,...

Webster’s American Education—General Remarks

American Thought Noah Webster, shortly after the end of the Revolutionary War, publishes an essay in his American Magazine outlining his reasons and methods for...

John G. Palfrey: On the Slave Power

Background of the Civil War During the year 1846, historian John G. Palfrey publishes a series of papers in the Boston Whig.   It is often wisdom,...

Emerson: The Christian Teacher

American Thought On Sunday evening, July 15, 1838, Ralph Wald Emerson delivers an address before the senior class in Divinity College, Cambridge, in which he...

Franklin—The Price of Corn

Democratic Thinker, American Thought While in England prior to the Revolution, Benjamin Franklin, writing under to pseudonym Arator, favors farmers being abused by the newspapers...

Paine: A Precedent That Will Reach to Himself

Liberty Letters, Thomas Paine He that would make his own liberty secure, must guard even his enemy from oppression; for if he violates this duty,...

Franklin: Plain Truth

Democratic Thinker, American Thought In 1747—during the troubles with France and Spain,— Benjamin Franklin publishes a tract reminding citizens of the imprudence exhibited by those...

Rush: Education in a Republic

Democratic Thinker, American Thought During 1798, Benjamin Rush—a physician and founding father from Pennsylvania—prepares several of his essays for republication as a volume—Essays, Literary, Moral...

Seneca—On The Blessed Life

Democratic Thinker, Western Thought The Stoic philosopher, Lucius Annaeus Seneca—highly regarded by the early Christians—writes, for his brother Gallio, a discourse on what makes for...

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