The Writings and Speeches of Edmund Burke
Cosimo, Inc., 1. jan. 2008 - 464 sider
This 12-volume set contains the complete life works of EDMUND BURKE (1729-1797), Irish political writer and statesman. Educated at a Quaker boarding school and at Trinity College in Dublin, Burke's eloquence gained him a high position in Britain's Whig party, and he was active in public life. He supported limitations on the power of the monarch and believed that the British people should have a greater say in their government. In general, Burke spoke out against the persecutions perpetuated by the British Empire on its colonies, including America, Ireland, and India. Burke's speeches and writings influenced the great thinkers of his day, including America's Founding Fathers. In Volume VI, readers will find: . "Fourth Letter on the Proposals for Peace with the Regicide Directory of France" . "Letter to the Honorable Charles James Fox, On the American War" . "Letter to the Marquis of Rockingham, with Address to the King, and the British Colonists in North America." . "Letters and Reflections on the Executions of the Rioters in 1780" . "Letter to the Right Honorable Henry Dundas: With the Sketch of a Negro Code" . "Fragments of a Tract Relative to the Laws Against Popery in Ireland" . "Letter to William Smith, Esq., On the Subject of Catholic Emancipation" . "Second Letter to Sir Hercules Langrishe, On the Catholic Question" . "Letter to Richard Burke, Esq., On Protestant Ascendency in Ireland" . "Letter on the Affairs of Ireland" . and more.
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