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  • The Civil War in Canada

    Henry S. Chapman

    Parution : 10 Février 2016 - Entrée pnb : 11 Février 2016


    This book relates the Civil War in Canada, with ample details of the immediate causes and progress thereof, from the commencement to its final conclusion; preceded by an introduction, containing a faithful exposition of the more remote causes of the present disastrous state of affairs in those colonies; the whole to be followed by a complete and highly interesting general account of the provinces and their inhabitants...



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  • "The rapid growth of the French population in the Canadian provinces and the New England States has given rise to much speculation as to the future of the race. Thoughtful men in the Dominion see in its steady increase and aggressive character elements of danger to the stability of the Confederation. The last census returns show that over one third of the population of Canada is of French origin, while in the New England States there is a large and growing French-Canadian element, wedded to its language, religion, and traditions, and controlled to an extraordinary degree by its astute and admirably organized clergy. Quebec, though a province in a British colony, is as thoroughly French as it was before the conquest"...

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  • Réforme du Code Civil

    Ch. De Saint-Chereau

    Parution : 18 Décembre 2015 - Entrée pnb : 31 Décembre 2015

    Tout système politique, toute organisation des pouvoirs sociaux doit réagir immédiatement sur la constitution de la famille et de la propriété. A tout progrès de la société correspond un progrès dans lés principes qui régissent la propriété et la famille; le droit privé suit invariablement le développement du droit public; l'organisation des institutions civiles est inséparable: de celle des institutions politiques. La république démocratique ne peut exister véritablement que si la famille et la propriété sont organisées d'une manière démocratique... La famille n'est-elle pas en effet éminemment favorable au développement de la population, cette richesse première des états?

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  • Edgar Allan Poe: the American Fantastic Author

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    Parution : 11 Février 2016 - Entrée pnb : 12 Février 2016

    "It is peculiarly true in the case of Edgar Allan Poe that to know him you must know more than the bare facts and dates of his life." (Charles Alphonso Smith)

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  • Waterloo: the Battle before the Peace

    Edward S. Creasy

    Parution : 10 Février 2016 - Entrée pnb : 11 Février 2016

    The battle of Waterloo is an enigma. It is as obscure to those who won it as to those who lost it. For Napoleon it was a panic; Blucher sees nothing in it but fire; Wellington understands nothing in regard to it. Look at the reports. The bulletins are confused, the commentaries involved. Some stammer, others lisp. Jomini divides the battle of Waterloo into four moments; Muffling cuts it up into three changes; Charras alone, though we hold another judgment than his on some points, seized with his haughty glance the characteristic outlines of that catastrophe of human genius in conflict with divine chance. All the other historians suffer from being somewhat dazzled, and in this dazzled state they fumble about. It was a day of lightning brilliancy; in fact, a crumbling of the military monarchy which, to the vast stupefaction of kings, drew all the kingdoms after it--the fall of force, the defeat of war. (Victor Hugo)

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  • Effects of Alcoholic Excess on Character

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    Parution : 11 Février 2016 - Entrée pnb : 12 Février 2016

    During the last century, there are differences of opinion as to the use of alcohol; there are comparatively none as to the abuse of it. Leaving then, for the present, the question of the use of alcohol in disease, its effect upon the body temperature, and its position as a food, we may profitably engage ourselves for a little time with its social effects, alike upon the individual and the masses, especially in reference to its influence upon the mental manifestations of brain-activity...
    - Effects of Alcoholic Excess on Character
    - Alcohol and the Individual
    - Alcohol Trance

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