The Story Of Wendell Phillips;  Soldier Of The Common Good: Soldier of the Common Good by Charles Edward Russell

The Story Of Wendell Phillips; Soldier Of The Common Good: Soldier of the Common Good

byCharles Edward Russell

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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. 1914 edition. Excerpt: ...snarls and howls men rushed over the foot-lights to seize him. Before they could reach him, friends from behind had grasped him in their arms, hurled him into a carriage at the stage door and whipped him away to safety. Again in Cincinnati some years later, a man brought to the hall a bottle of vitriol intending to throw it in Mr. Phillips's face. A great paving stone was pitched at him from a gallery box and crashed into the stage at his feet. Often men came to his meetings with ropes in their pockets to hang him. And yet under the surface of things apparently so untoward the seed sown by the Abolitionists was bearing unsuspected fruit. Garrison, Phillips and the others like them touched the consciences of men; therein lay their power. Every day the Abolitionist band, so led and inspired, grew in numbers and activity. Slowly righteous men regained their courage as they gazed upon leaders that were without fear. Among such men, as a compensation for his usual experiences Phillips found sometimes a strength of love that must have warmed his heart, and even among the indifferent or the hostile was often an admission of his unmatched oratory. As illustrating this and also his power to interest and to please I may mention the fact, unique, I think, in the history of the American platform, that on one visit to Cortland, New York, he was called upon to deliver four lectures in twenty-six hours. VI JOHN BROWN AND HARPER'S FERRY But to return to the events that swung the nation behind the Abolitionists. Two years after the passage of the Fugitive Slave Law came " Uncle Tom's Cabin," which focussed the country's attention upon the essential immorality of slavery. The same year the Whigs were annihilated in the Presidential election and thoughtful men...

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Title:The Story Of Wendell Phillips; Soldier Of The Common Good: Soldier of the Common GoodFormat:PaperbackDimensions:38 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.08 inPublished:July 9, 2012Publisher:General Books LLCLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0217373194

ISBN - 13:9780217373197

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