Old men, seventy years of age, and young children, too young to comprehend what it all meant, were cruelly beaten and killed No wonder that desertions grew among southern soldiers as the war went on.
Now there were canals, railroads, the telegraph.
Letter, 18 Augustfrom Charles Alderson, Washington County, Virginia, offering thanks to a neighbor who had watched his sons, Joseph Alderson, horse after he was hurt at the battle of Brandy Station. He quotes the sympathetic Irish World, which called them "intelligent men whose direction gave strength to the resistance of the miners to the inhuman reduction of their wages.
The rebellion disintegrated and Dorr again fled Rhode Island. It was the new politics of ambiguity-speaking for the lower and middle classes to get their support in times of rapid growth and potential turmoil. It was a forecast of the successful appeal of the Democratic party-and at times the Republican party-in the twentieth century.
The result of all this, says David Montgomery, historian of the Kensington Riots, was the fragmentation of the Philadelphia working class.
Collection also contains Bible records and genealogical notes for the for the Bugg-Shores, Ancell, and Winn families. The strikers marched through the streets of Lowell, singing. Papers, of Joseph R. Allen writes about the justness of the Confederate cause, his patriotism, family news, reasons for joining the army, prison conditions, lack of rations and water, mail deliveries, weather observations, illnesses and deaths of fellow prisoners, battle news and Confederate victories, preaching to fellow inmates, his opinions of various army officers, prison administrators, and Presidents Davis and Lincoln, attempted prison escapes, news from Union newspapers he reads, and rumors of prisoner exchanges.
Uncontaminated by the diseases of the factory town, they were also protected from hearing the complaints of their workers or suffering mental depression from dismal and squalid surroundings. Military and Pension Records, Racist hostility became an easy substitute for class frustration.
Law never made men a whit more just; and, by means of their respect for it, even the well-disposed are daily made the agents of injustice. Letter, 23 Julydiscusses the unveiling of the Confederate soldiers monument in Nottoway County, at which General Fitzhugh Lee spoke.
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On the Duty of Civil Disobedience is an essay by American author Henry David Thoreau and was first published in with the title of "Resistance to Civil Government". Thoreau sets for an argument that permit governments to rule or degrade their consciences.
, Billie. Letter, 2 January Accession 4 pages. Letter, 2 Januaryfrom a soldier named Billie at Petersburg, Virginia, to his sister Maggie describing the wintery weather conditions around Petersburg during the siege of Thoreau's essay Civil Disobedience, originally titled "Resistance to Civil Government", has had a wide influence on many later practitioners of civil disobedience.
The driving idea behind the essay is that citizens are morally responsible for their support of aggressors, even when such support is required by law.
Other civil. It was one of the rules which, above all others, made Doctor Franklin the most amiable of men in society, "never to contradict anybody." If he was urged to announce an opinion, he did it rather by asking questions, as if for information, or by suggesting doubts.
Sparked by Thoreau’s outrage at American slavery and the American-Mexican war, Civil Disobedience is a call for every citizen to value his conscience above his government.Download