By: Edmund Burke (1729-1797)
|Burke's Speech on Conciliation with America|
|Selections from the Speeches and Writings of Edmund Burke|
|The Works of the Right Honourable Edmund Burke, Vol. 09 (of 12)|
|Thoughts on the Present Discontents, and Speeches, etc.|
Works of the Right Honourable Edmund Burke, Vol. 01
Edmund Burke was an Irish statesman, economist, and philosopher. Born in Dublin, he moved to London in 1750 and later served as a member of parliament between 1766 and 1794 in the House of Commons of Great Britain. He belonged to the Whig Party.Burke favored underpinning virtues with manners in society and stressed the importance of religious institutions for the moral stability and good of the state. He was an opponent to slavery and expressed appreciation for the complaints of the colonists in America before the outbreak of Revolution.This collection of his writings is the first of twelve available online at Project Gutenberg.