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AND ITS CONSEQUENCES

FOUR PERIODS OF AMERICAN HISTORY

BY

HILARY A. HERBERT, LL.D.

NEW YORK

CHARLES SCRIBNER'S SONS

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TO MY GRANDCHILDREN

THIS LITTLE BOOK IS AFFECTIONATELY DEDICATED IN THE HOPE THAT ITS PERUSAL WILL FOSTER IN THEM, AS CITIZENS OF THIS GREAT REPUBLIC, A DUE REGARD FOR THE CONSTITUTION

OF THEIR COUNTRY

AS THE SUPREME LAW OF THE LAND

PREFATORY NOTE

BY JAMES FORD RHODES

"LIVY extolled Pompey in such a panegyric that Augustus called him Pompeian, and yet this was no obstacle to their friendship." That we find in Tacitus. We may therefore picture to ourselves Augustus reading Livy's "History of the Civil Wars" (in which the historian's republican sympathies were freely expressed), and learning therefrom that there were two sides to the strife which rent Rome. As we are more than forty-six years distant from our own Civil War, is it not incumbent on Northerners to endeavor to see the Southern side? We may be certain that the historian a hundred years hence, when he contemplates the lining-up of five and one-half million people against twentytwo millions, their equal in religion, morals,

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