Burrows Of Michigan And The Republican Party (volume 2); A Biography And A History by William Dana Orcutt

Burrows Of Michigan And The Republican Party (volume 2); A Biography And A History

byWilliam Dana Orcutt

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1917. Excerpt: ... CHAPTER IX The Falling Of The Curtain. 1911-1915 THROUGH Burrows, we have followed the lifehistory of the Republican Party from its birth to its present ignominious position of disintegration and demoralization. We have seen the high spirit of patriotism and championship of human rights which brought the Party into existence, and attracted to it the best of the country's youth with the zealousness of Crusaders. We have passed through the Civil War, and followed the welding together of the severed portions of the Nation. We have passed judgment upon the Party during the Reconstruction Period, and have followed it during its establishment of unparalleled National prosperity, built upon the basis of Protection. We have rebelled at the sight of a Party drunk with power, yielding its high principles to the control of a few dominating leaders, who openly boasted, at the National Convention which nominated McKinley, which was the climax of their lust, that they "could have nominated and elected a rag doll." We have sympathized with the movement, outside the bulwarks of the "Old Guard," which made a valiant effort to restore the old ideals of the Republican Party, and thus regain its own self-respect. We have witnessed the temporary defeat of that movement, and are today face to face with the consequences of that defeat. So the disposition naturally comes to us to inquire as to the exact point where the previously overwhelming domination of the Party began to wane, why those within the Party, like Burrows, who still adhered to its high ideals were unable to prevent their prostitution, and where Burrows stood during the period of disintegration. The Senatorial elections of 1904 and 1910, when compared, tell an illuminating story. In the first case, out of thirty S...

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Title:Burrows Of Michigan And The Republican Party (volume 2); A Biography And A HistoryFormat:PaperbackDimensions:88 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.18 inPublished:February 4, 2012Publisher:General Books LLCLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0217451659

ISBN - 13:9780217451659

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