Trans-Atlantic Historical Solidarity: Lectures Delivered before the University of Oxford in Easter and Trinity Terms, 1913

Trans-Atlantic Historical Solidarity: Lectures Delivered before the University of Oxford in Easter and Trinity Terms, 1913

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Trans-Atlantic Historical Solidarity: Lectures Delivered before the University of Oxford in Easter and Trinity Terms, 1913

Trans-Atlantic Historical Solidarity: Lectures Delivered before the University of Oxford in Easter and Trinity Terms, 1913

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The Annual Lectures, of which the following is the Second Course, were only recently provided for, largely through the influence of Oxford professors and instructors who, in pursuance of their calling, had on invitation visited America. They are an outcome of the great Rhodes Scholarship Foundation. Last year Mr. James Ford Rhodes, the well-known American historian, bearing the same patronymic but in no way connected with the South African notability, was selected--and most properly selected --to initiate the Lectureship. This he did, delivering three lectures, since published in book form.2 When invited to deliver the course in succession to Mr. Rhodes, I was informed that the number of lectures was a matter resting with me, with a single limitation: I was not to discourse on history in the abstract, or on historical themes in general, but confine myself to American history or American historical topics ;--a restriction which wholly commended itself to my own judgement. After giving the matter as careful consideration as was then in my power, I decided on a course of four lectures. I did not see how in any less space I could deal properly . . .

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