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Whitmore, William H.:

THE CAVALIER DISMOUNTED: AN ESSAY ON THE ORIGIN OF THE FOUNDERS OF THE THIRTEEN COLONIES. BY...MEMBER OF THE MASSACHUSETTS HISTORICAL SOCIETY, AND OF THE NEW-ENGLAND HISTORIC-GENEALOGICAL SOCIETY.

G M Whipple & A A Smith, Salem: 1864 48pp, dbd Old institutional stamp, else a clean text and Very Good Annoyed by the "monstrous assertions of the leaders of the rebellion," Whitmore rebuts the Southern claim of "superiority over their Northern brethren in respect to their ancestry" He purports to demonstrate "that an oligarchy was possible in the Southern states, because there had never been any true equality there, and because so great a proportion of their inhabitants sprang from the ignorant and vicious portion of the European nations" The North, on the other hand, is filled with citizens who "inherited the bold spirit of freedom from ancestors whose rights had been for centuries untrammelled" These ancestors came from England, which leads "every other nation" in its insistence on individual liberty Much data is impressively collated and aggressively presented The antiquarian Whitmore was, DAB says, "uncompromising in his hostility to false pedigrees" FIRST EDITION Not in Sabin, Eberstadt, Decker, Nevins, LCP 661 NUC 0266051 [15]


Book Id: 11531

Price: $150.00

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