5 edition of American Political Ideas Viewed from the Standpoint of Universal History found in the catalog.
July 12, 2007 by IndyPublish .
Written in English
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It is no unusual thing for a Massachusetts family to trace its pedigree to a lord of the manor in the thirteenth or fourteenth century. The village of a thousand inhabitants will be very likely to have a public circulating library, in which you may find Professor Huxley's "Lay Sermons" or Sir Henry Maine's "Ancient Law": it will surely have a high-school and half a dozen schools for small children. Without local self-government a great Federal Union is impossible. The traveller from the Old World, who has a few weeks at his disposal for a visit to the United States, usually passes straight from one to another of our principal cities, such as Boston, New York, Washington, or Chicago, stopping for a day or two perhaps at Niagara Falls,--or, perhaps, after traversing a distance like that which separates England from Mesopotamia, reaches the vast table-lands of the Far West and inspects their interesting fauna of antelopes and buffaloes, red Indians and Mormons. In dealing concisely with a subject so vast, only brief hints and suggestions can be expected; and I have not thought it worth while, for the present at least, to change or amplify the manner of treatment.
In the city the common council, as a representative body, replaces in a certain sense the town-meeting; a representative government is substituted for a pure democracy. In the neighbourhood of Boston villages and small towns crowd closely together for twenty miles in every direction; and all these will no doubt by and by grow together into a vast and complicated city, in somewhat the same way that London has grown. The first of these consequences had no doubt a very humble origin in the mere difference between the shire and the city in territorial extent and in density of population. In the British government the executive is not separated from the legislative.
How to insure peaceful concerted action throughout the Whole, without infringing upon local and individual freedom in the Parts, this has ever been the chief aim of civilization, viewed on its political side; and we rate the failure or success of nations politically according to their failure or success in attaining this supreme end. Village communities in Russia and Hindustan. Difference between the Teutonic conquests of Gaul and of Britain. The immense productiveness of the soil in our western states, combined with cheapness of transportation, tends to affect seriously the agricultural interests of New England as well as those of our mother-country. Magnanimity of Virginia.
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Opposing influences of the Church, and the Continent. The proximate effect was that "the ancient lords of the soil, thus thrust down into the second rank, formed that great body of freeholders, the stout gentry and yeomanry of England, who were for so many ages the strength of the land. Keltic and Teutonic enemies of Rome.
The peer was therefore the holder of a legislative and judicial office, which only one of his children could inherit, from the very nature of the case, and which none of his children could share with him.
Were it not for this there would be somewhat less to be said in favour of great states and kingdoms. It now seems highly probable that these views will have to undergo serious modification in consequence of the valuable evidence lately brought forward by my friend Mr.
Yet in spite of this universality of manual labour, the people are as far as possible from presenting the appearance of peasants. The details of all this, which may be read in Mr.
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But most of the dwellings in the village come between these extremes. This block will remain in place until legal guidance changes. The only remedy lay either in some kind of permanent federation, combined with representative government; or else in what we might call "incorporation and assimilation," after the Roman fashion.
Thus in ancient Greece and Italy the primitive clan-assembly or township-meeting did not grow by aggregation into the assembly of the shire, but it developed into the comitia or ecclesia of the city. He died, worn out by overwork, at GloucesterMassachusettsJuly 4, Thus, too, there was a severance, politically, between city and country such as the Teutonic world has never known.
But when people are dispersed over a wide tract of country, the primary assembly inevitably shrinks up into an assembly of such persons as can best afford the time and trouble of attending it, or who have the strongest interest in going, or are most likely to be listened to after they get there.
A war of pamphlets and newspaper squibs. Hence the exceptionally normal and plastic political development of the English race. A similar process will go on until the whole of mankind American Political Ideas Viewed from the Standpoint of Universal History book constitute a single political body, and warfare shall disappear forever from the face of the earth.
Stoughton, of New York, in All IP addresses in Germany are blocked. We are there introduced to a phase of social life which is highly interesting on its own account and which has played an important part in the world, yet which, if not actually passing away, is at least becoming so rapidly modified as to afford a theme for grave reflections to those who have learned how to appreciate its value.
We may console ourselves, however, for the premature overthrow of the power of Athens, by the reflection that that power rested upon political conditions which could not in any case have been permanent or even long-enduring.
In writing these lectures, designed as they were for a special occasion, no attempt was made to meet the ordinary requirements of popular audiences; yet they have been received in many places with unlooked-for favour.It is also called the American War of Independence.
This book describes the causes and the history of the war. The Critical Period of American History John Fiske. American Political Ideas Viewed from the Standpoint of Universal History John Fiske. The American & The French Revolution John Fiske & Charles Downer Hazen American Political.
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1. Life Everlasting. Read this book on Questia. Read the full-text online edition of American Political Ideas Viewed from the Standpoint of Universal History: Three Lectures Delivered at the Royal Institution of Great Britain in May, ().Additional Physical Format: Online version: Fiske, John, American political ideas viewed from the standpoint of universal history.
Boston, New York, Houghton Mifflin Co., American Political Ideas Viewed from the Standpoint of Universal History is a classic political science essay by John Download pdf. In the three lectures which were written in response to this invitation, and which are now published in this little volume, I have endeavoured to illustrate some of the fundamental ideas of American politics by setting forth their relations to the general history of galisend.com: John Fiske.American Political Ideas Ebook from the Standpoint of Universal History () John Fiske stresses in this book the superior character of "Anglo-Saxon" institutions and peoples.
The English-speaking "race", he argued, was destined to dominate the globe and transform the institutions, traditions, language - even the blood - of the world's.