Theodore Parker: Preacher and Reformer

Theodore Parker: Preacher and Reformer

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Theodore Parker: Preacher and Reformer

Theodore Parker: Preacher and Reformer

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There have been of late various signs fresh interest in Theodore Parker, and there is this, further justification for another life of him after those of Weiss and Frothingham, that the former is out of print and its plates have been destroyed, while the latter, though not so large and expensive as its predecessor, is larger and more expensive than our busier and less-moneyed people can afford to buy and read. Happy are those who have these books in their possession and have read them carefully! Should any of them propose reading the book which I have written, they must not expect to find in it so much as in their greater bulk; But I have had in mind others who are less fortunate than these. I have hoped to make Parker a reality for a generation of readers born since he died, to many of whom he is little known, or mis-known, which is worse. To compress the story of his life into four hundred pages, and those little ones, has been no easy matter. It would have been much easier and pleasanter to make a larger work than Weiss's two octavos, drawing freely upon the . . .

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