- 494 pages
- Progress of the United States of America, in the Century
- William Peterfield Trent
- 26 September 2017 William Peterfield Trent
Excerpt From Progress Of The United States Of America, In The CenturyMiddle States A Harder Type Of Character Present Ed Itself In New England, For The Hold Of Calvinism, Though Loosening, Was Still Strong There The Out Ward Aspect Of Things Reminded The Traveller Of Old England There Labour Was Strenuous, The Classes Thoroughly Divided, The Clergyman And The Magistrate Potent, The Schoolmaster In Evidence Although, To Say The Truth, This Latter Functionary Wasof No Elevated Character Anywhere In America In The South Apart From The Relations Of Master And Slave, Which After All Were Not So Bad As They Have Been Represented A Genial, Pleas Ant Type Of Character Appeared, But In A Far From Encouraging Environment The Planter Was Hospi Table, Courteous, Often Cultivated He Was Vigorous, Fond Of Riding And Out Door Sports, A Lover Of Good Cheer But He Was Too Frequently Improvident And Prone To Live On The Proceeds Of Ungrown Crops His System Of Agriculture Was Wasteful, His Lands, In The Older States, Were Becoming Exhausted, He Was Be Ginning To Lose The Energy That Had Given Some Of His Class Such Prestige In The Revolution But He Brave Ly Struggled To Maintain His Status, And He Succeeded For Many A Long Year In Dominating His Poor White Neighbour Who Owned No Slaves He Would Hardly Have Admitted That His Section Needed A Thrifty Middle Class, But We Can All See It Now.About The PublisherForgotten Books Publishes Hundreds Of Thousands Of Rare And Classic Books Find At Www.forgottenbooks.comThis Book Is A Reproduction Of An Important Historical Work Forgotten Books Uses State Of The Art Technology To Digitally Reconstruct The Work, Preserving The Original Format Whilst Repairing Imperfections Present In The Aged Copy In Rare Cases, An Imperfection In The Original, Such As A Blemish Or Missing Page, May Be Replicated In Our Edition We Do, However, Repair The Vast Majority Of Imperfections Successfully Any Imperfections That Remain Are Intentionally Left To Preserve The State Of Such Historical Works.