The Writings and Speeches of Edmund Burke

Forsideomslag
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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Born in Ireland in 1729, Edmund Burke was an English statesman, author, and orator who is best remembered as a formidable advocate for those who were victims of injustice. He was the son of a Dublin lawyer and had also trained to practice law. In the 1760s, Burke was elected to the House of Commons from the Whig party. Burke spent most of his career in Parliament as a member of the Royal Opposition, who was not afraid of controversy, as shown by his support for the American Revolution and for Irish/Catholic rights. His best-known work is Reflections on the French Revolution (1790). Some other notable works are On Conciliation with the American Colonies (1775) and Impeachment of Warren Hastings (1788). Edmund Burke died in 1797.

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