The Life of John Lothrop Motley

  • Authors
  • J.¬†Guberman

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages I-VIII
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    Pages 1-4
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    Pages 5-12
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    Pages 13-15
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    Pages 16-22
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    Pages 23-27
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    Pages 28-30
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    Pages 31-49
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    Pages 50-70
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    Pages 71-77
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    Pages 78-89
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    Pages 90-101
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    Pages 102-109
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    Pages 110-142
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    Pages 143-154
  16. Back Matter
    Pages 155-155

About this book


The life of John Lothrop Motley is a subject that has been too long ignored by biographers. Certainly, he is one of our most distinguished authors and, in the opinion of this writer, he can be fairly ranked in eminence to the historian of the Mexican Conquest, William H. Pres­ cott. To a large extent, Motley's adult life revolved around some of the most important and curious scenes of American history, particularly the Civil War. During this time he held the post of an Ambassador of the United States, and, by his individual efforts, aided substantially the Federal war effort. It is chiefly, however, as an Historian that Motley deserves to be recommended to the attention of the public. Motley's theme was the struggle for national and individual human liberty, which, as he conceived it, was the greatest of human blessings. The story of The Rise of The Dutch Republic, against one of the greatest tyrannies, both political and religious, ever exercised by men over men, is not only one the great stories of history, but reflects perfectly Motley's own high of aspirations for his fellow-man.


American History Civil war Lessing USA attention liberty time

Bibliographic information

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  • Copyright Information Springer Science + Business Media B.V. 1973
  • Publisher Name Springer, Dordrecht
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Print ISBN 978-94-015-0393-8
  • Online ISBN 978-94-015-0991-6
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