The Basis Of Ascendancy; A Discussion Of Certain Principles Of Public Policy Involved In The…

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byEdgar Gardner Murphy

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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. 1909. Excerpt: ... CHAPTER X THE NEW COERCION Before leaving the subject of the educative effect of the reactions inaugurated in one social group by the capacities and activities of another, it would be interesting to dwell more fully upon some of its less obvious phases. Yet these for the present must remain unnoted. The consideration of the action of group upon group within the South, must here yield place to a brief consideration of the effect upon the South as a whole, of the forces of that greater world of Western ideas and of modern institutions of which it forms a part. Under this aspect of our subject the South--and by "the South" I mean the dominant and representative element in its life--is viewed as itself a group placed historically and socially within the context of a larger fellowship. Here again, however, the limitations of space permit only a passing reference to but a few of the more significant phases of our subject. Yet it is obvious that many of the issues of our American history which have seemed to take their form under the constraint of military or political power have been so adjusted by armies or by parties chiefly because they were of a piece with the inevitable movement of society itself. Mr. Lincoln's observation that the issue of the Civil War would be 1 determined by "the preponderance of resources" was true, but true only in the sense that the word "resources" must be given something more than its military or its diplomatic usage. The time had in fact gone by for the creation of a modern state involved in a system of slave labor. The conception was an economic anachronism. In its conflict with the South, the "resources" of the North were in fact the armies, the wealth, the policies, the markets, the institutions, the literatures of the world: ...

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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. 1909. Excerpt: ... CHAPTER X THE NEW COERCION Before leaving the subject of the educative effect of the reactions inaugurated in one social group...

Format:PaperbackDimensions:62 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.13 inPublished:February 4, 2012Publisher:General Books LLCLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0217886841

ISBN - 13:9780217886840

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