The History of Alamance (Classic Reprint)
by Sallie Walker Stockard (9781330368466)

The History of Alamance (Classic Reprint)
 
Sallie Walker Stockard
Format: Paperback / softback
Pages: 184
Category: Genealogy, Heraldry, Names & Honours
Publisher: Forgotten Books
ISBN: 9781330368466
ISBN-10: 1330368460



Excerpt from The History of Alamance That our American Republic sprang into life fullformed like Pallas from the head of Zeus seems miraculous, but there is nothing wonderful about either. Both England and Zeus, you know, had been troubled with head pains. The English Church and Presbyterianism were significant. Runnymede, Magna Charta, the strength of the Anglo-saxon speech against the French and the Latin, the Cornish and the Celt, attest to the elasticity and might of the English consciousness. Every bill of rights foretold a possible America. Moore's Utopia was like an index finger pointing to Columbia, "The land of every land the pride." But to see things in their general light is easier than to dissect and vivisect particularly. And it might be pleasanter to write a history of the Feejee Islanders, than to sit down among a people whose conflicting opinions have become a matter of history, and to try to tell the truth, absolute, unprejudiced. An account of the Indians is given, in the first place, for the children; again, because they were the former landowners. Haw River took its name from them. Alamance, in Indian speech, they say, means all men's land, a universal sort of country; and indeed it well might be so named; Governor Morehead called the lovely sloping fields between Stinking Quarter Creek and the Big Alamance, his Eden. An Indian grave-yard has been found, not far from Glencoe; the skeletons show them to have been buried in a sitting position. About the Publisher Forgotten Books publishes hundreds of thousands of rare and classic books. Find more at www.forgottenbooks.com This 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.

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