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For a thousand years every step in the progress of England had been gained by sheer force of hand and will. In the struggle for existence the English people, favored by situation, had grown into a new human type,—which might be brutal, but was not weak; which had little regard for theory, but an immense and just respect for facts.
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Henry Adams: “History of the United States of America: During the Second Administration of Thomas Jefferson” (Part Two)
Henry Adams: “History of the United States of America: During the First Administration of Thomas Jefferson” (Part Two)
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We consider ourselves so strongly founded in this conclusion, that we are of opinion the United States should act on it in all the measures relative to Louisiana in the same manner as if West Florida was comprised within the Island of New Orleans, or lay to the west of the River Iberville.
For the past several weeks, my life has been, for the most part, out of order. Not like the “Out of Order” sign you see at that shady gas station you probably wouldn’t want to frequent anyway, but more-so like the disaster that comes when you go to shuffle a deck of cards & you don’t get it… 456 more words
Henry Adams, 1875. Grandson of John Quincy Adams, great grandson of John Adams. Leading Victorian intellectual. Author of The Education of Henry Adams
Being Henry Adams
by Barry Maine
This volume of essays successfully challenges Henry Steele Commager’s assertion in 1937 (reprinted in this volume) that Henry Adams’ “chief significance” is not as a historian or philosopher or teacher or political thinker but as a self-proclaimed symbol of the 20th Century Man educated for the wrong century. 1,211 more words