Library Of Southern Literature Volume 14; Miscellanæ: Miscellanae. (v. 14)

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byEdwin Anderson Alderman

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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. 1910 Excerpt: ... PROSE SELECTIONS These selections are intended to represent the prose side of Southern literature somewhat as the two preceding sections have represented the poetical side. No selection has been admitted if the author has been represented in the preceding volumes. Of the several types of prose literature, only the essay, the oration, the short story, and the character sketch could find place here. THE GROWING SOUTH By EDWIN A. ALDERMAN An address delivered before the Civic Forum in Carnegie Hall, New York City, March 22, 1908. Reprinted from 'Civic Forum Addresses,' season of 1907-1908, No. 7- The most interesting and impressive social movement to be observed in the world to-day, unless it be Russia trying to comprehend democracy, is the spectacle of the American Republic trying to adjust its new self to its old self in such fashion that it shall lose neither the individualism which guarantees freedom, nor the co-operative genius which insures power and progress. To me, at least, the most impressive phase of that struggle is the self-reliant effort of the Southern States of this Union to transform their economic and social life, to master the weapons of an industrial, civilization, and to breathe easily the spirit of twentieth century Americanism, without sacrificing their deepest political and social instincts. I am here this evening to tell you something of this transformation. A Southern man is usually regarded as a sort of ambassador from one court of public opinion to another. My spirit somehow resents this, though I recognize the sectional distinctiveness of the South, and the plain historical and sociological reasons for this distinctiveness. American sectionalism, properly considered, is the story of imperial sections of one vast continent, reachin...

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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. 1910 Excerpt: ... PROSE SELECTIONS These selections are intended to represent the prose side of Southern literature somewhat as the two preceding...

Format:PaperbackDimensions:150 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.32 inPublished:February 13, 2012Publisher:General Books LLCLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0217231225

ISBN - 13:9780217231220

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