Lincoln made a crucial distinction regarding nature: it consisted of the physical
world external to man, and it consisted of man, ... of slavery, a system that
violated the natural rights of human beings and threatened the survival of the republic.
Author: Mark Fiege
Publisher: University of Washington Press
In the dramatic narratives that comprise The Republic of Nature, Mark Fiege reframes the canonical account of American history based on the simple but radical premise that nothing in the nation's past can be considered apart from the natural circumstances in which it occurred. Revisiting historical icons so familiar that schoolchildren learn to take them for granted, he makes surprising connections that enable readers to see old stories in a new light. Among the historical moments revisited here, a revolutionary nation arises from its environment and struggles to reconcile the diversity of its people with the claim that nature is the source of liberty. Abraham Lincoln, an unlettered citizen from the countryside, steers the Union through a moment of extreme peril, guided by his clear-eyed vision of nature's capacity for improvement. In Topeka, Kansas, transformations of land and life prompt a lawsuit that culminates in the momentous civil rights case of Brown v. Board of Education. By focusing on materials and processes intrinsic to all things and by highlighting the nature of the United States, Fiege recovers the forgotten and overlooked ground on which so much history has unfolded. In these pages, the nation's birth and development, pain and sorrow, ideals and enduring promise come to life as never before, making a once-familiar past seem new. The Republic of Nature points to a startlingly different version of history that calls on readers to reconnect with fundamental forces that shaped the American experience. For more information, visit the author's website: http://republicofnature.com/
So that the nature of Justice consisteth in keeping of valid Covenants ; but the
validity of Covenants begins not but with the Constitution of à Civill Power ,
sufficient to compell men to keep them . ' Hobbes therefore thought with Socrates
( Ch . X ...
HAT citizens , by defending the state , are defending themselve as required by Nature's first and most imperative law . Man , the natural being , is not more a
creation of God , tha is the civil being called the state ; for the latter is formed by
Later a freer , more natural style in painting developed which was strikingly
different from the earlier style . The development of calligraphy with its free -
flowing strokes of the brush was probably the source of this new style . Ku K ' ai -
chih , of ...
In this country , replete with interest to every enquiring mind , and abounding in
all that can delight and gratify the venturous and curious traveller , the natural
bridges of Icononzo , near the small village of Pandi , west of the Summa Paz ,
WHAT IS THE NATURE OF WAR ? What is its design ? What may it accomplish
in the providence of God ? Is it necessary , is it justifiable , under any
circumstances ? What have nations done to avert it ? What can they do ? What
ought they to ...
Selden relates a solemn act † by which it appears that , in the time of Edward I.
that empire was acknowledged by the greatest part of the maritime nations of
Europe ; and the republic of the United Provinces acknowledged it , in some
for some reason or other , conjecturing ihat I was rich , and , “ Sir , " said Imlac , “
your ardor is the natural effect of by my inquiries and admiration , finding that I
was ignorant , virtue animated by youth : the time will come when you will ...
His best troops placed on the side strongest by nature , his worst on that weakest
by nature , and his attack * made by these . ' Tis impossible to give a more
complete picture of military absurdity . It is equally against the maxims of war and
That there is a real difference of nature between the different classes ; God
having mixed gold in the nature of the guardians , silver in the assistants , brass
and iron in the working classes . But there is nothing to prevent a golden
guardian from ...
... arrest the natural and inevitable destiny and progress of either by external
force and violence , would be as unwise as to attempt to control the great
elements of nature , air , water , and heat . As wisely might an attempt be made ,
as already ...
A different Tower of St. Mark's , Venice result took place with reference to a large
quantity of unprotected ammunition , belonging to the republic of Venice ,
deposited in the vaults of the church of St. Nazaire , at Brescia . The church was
One of his biographers says , " The republic of Plato was transfused into his flesh
and blood . ” Не . always stood by his republican principles stanchly . It was in the
firm belief that Napoleon meant to republicanize France that he composed and ...
Author: James MOORHOUSE (successively Bishop of Melbourne and of Manchester.)Publish On: 1861
... which concern Englishmen in public and private life , or their sisters or wives
who are busy in lowly and aristocratic households . ” — ATHENÆUM . THE REPUBLIC OF PLATO . A New Translation into English . With an Analysis and
Author: James MOORHOUSE (successively Bishop of Melbourne and of Manchester.)
The change in the form of government was at first nominal , rather than real , and
under the rule of Augustus , Trajan , Hadrian , and the Antonines , Rome enjoyed
more real liberty than many a so - called republic of modern times .
Author: Margaret Elizabeth Child- Villiers (countess of Jersey.)Publish On: 1878
Love of nature , love of beauty , Love of sister , wife and child , Love of courtry ,
love of duty , Through the world ' s dark ages smiled . This the Love that makes us
brothers Truly equal , truly free ; By the life that ' s lived for others Shall the one ...
Author: Margaret Elizabeth Child- Villiers (countess of Jersey.)
Author: Henry Crocker Marriott WATSONPublish On: 1879
Some birds do ; but we , with our reason , are able to improve upon the
suggestions of Nature . Children are not kept in the houses of their parents ( that
term is not generally used to describe the relationship ) , they are farmed until
they are two ...
But yet the lawyers , the civilians , would fain enlarge the law of nature , and
would willingly persuade us that all sensitive creatures must be brought within
the compass of it ; for this they tell us , ' The law of nature is that which nature has
Author: Domingo Faustino SarmientoPublish On: 1868
At that time the Argentine Republic presented an animated and interesting
picture . ... I have found it necessary to describe the face of nature in the
Argentine Republic , with the habits induced and the forins of character
developed by it . And to ...
Author: Joaquín Bernardo Calvo MoraPublish On: 1894
The exceptional conditions of Costa Rica appear still more interesting when the
situation she occupies is considered in relation to the points destined by nature
for the uniting of the two great oceans . On the north the Nicaragua Canal will