A Layman's View of History

A Layman's View of History

A Layman's View of History

A Layman's View of History

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The first piece, A Layman's View of History, was a presidential address delivered at Washington before The American Historical Association in December, 1927, and then printed in The American Historical Review and later in Science. It makes a proper title for this little collection of essays, several of which reflect a view of history that I have long thought upon. The next piece, Old Age, was written slowly in the last year or more, and has not been printed. Mont-Saint-Michel and Chartres by Henry Adams appeared in The American Historical Review in 1913, and The Education of Henry Adams in The Atlantic Monthly for October, 1918, the year of his death. The Phi Beta Kappa Ideal was read at the installation of a chapter of the Society at The Rice Institute of Houston in March, 1929, and was published in a Rice Institute Pamphlet.

The pieces written during the World War sprang from the thoughts and feelings of the . . .

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