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The Continental Monthly, Vol. 1, No. 2, February, 1862 Devoted To Literature And National Policy   By:

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The Continental Monthly, Vol. 1, No. 2, February, 1862 offers a wide range of literary works and political commentary that captures the zeitgeist of its time. The collection features essays, short stories, and poetry that delve into the pressing issues of the Civil War era, providing insight into the thought and emotions of the period.

The magazine's commitment to both literature and national policy is evident throughout, with pieces that are both thought-provoking and engaging. The diverse array of authors showcased in this volume ensures a variety of perspectives and writing styles, keeping the reader engaged and entertained.

Overall, The Continental Monthly, Vol. 1, No. 2, February, 1862 is a valuable and insightful read for anyone interested in the literature and politics of the Civil War era. It provides a glimpse into the intellectual landscape of the time and serves as a testament to the power of literature to reflect and shape the world around us.

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THE

CONTINENTAL MONTHLY:

DEVOTED TO

LITERATURE AND NATIONAL POLICY.

VOL. I. FEBRUARY, 1862. NO. II.

OUR WAR AND OUR WANT.

Can this great republic of our forefathers exist with slavery in it?

Whether we like or dislike the question, it must be answered. As the war stands, we have gone too far to retreat. It clamors for a brave and manly solution. Let us see if we can, laying aside all prejudices, all dislikes whatever, discover an honest course, simply with a view to preserve the Union and insure its future prosperity. Let us avoid all foregone conclusions, all extraneous issues, adhering strictly to the one great need of the hour how to conquer the foe, re√ęstablish the Union, and do this in a manner most consonant with our future national prosperity.

It is manifest enough that in a continent destined at no distant day to contain its hundred millions, the question whether these shall form one great nation or a collection of smaller states is one of fearful importance. He who belongs to a great nation is thereby great of himself. He has the right to be proud, and will work out his life more proudly and vigorously and freely than the dweller in a corner country. Do those men ever reflect , who talk so glibly of this government as too large, and as one which must inevitably be sundered, to what a degradation they calmly look forward! No; Union, come what may, now and ever... Continue reading book >>


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