Portable Edmund Burke

ISBN-10: 0140267603
ISBN-13: 9780140267600
Edition: 1999
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Description: Edmund Burke was sympathetic to the American colonies and the Irish Catholics, but a fervent enemy of the French Revolution. This anthology presents selections from Burke's writings and speeches.

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Book details

List price: $20.00
Copyright year: 1999
Publisher: Penguin Publishing Group
Publication date: 7/1/1999
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 624
Size: 5.00" wide x 7.50" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 1.210
Language: English

Edmund Burke was sympathetic to the American colonies and the Irish Catholics, but a fervent enemy of the French Revolution. This anthology presents selections from Burke's writings and speeches.

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.

Introduction
Suggestions for Further Reading
A Note on the Selections
Culture and History
The Reformer
A Notebook of Edmund Burke
A Vindication of Natural Society
A Philosophical Inquiry into the Origins of Our Ideas of the Sublime and the Beautiful
Fragment - An Essay Towards and History of the Laws of England
Book Reviews in the Annual Register
Speech on the Repeal of the Marriage Act
Speeches on Religious Establishment and Toleration
Politics and Society
Thoughts on the Present Discontents
Speech on the Middlesex Elections
Speech at Mr. Burke's Arrival in Bristol
Speech on Economical Reform
Speech on a Bill for Shortening the Duration of Parliaments
Speech on a Committee to Inquire into the State of the Representation of the Commons in Parliament
Sketch of a Negro Code
Thoughts and Details on Scarcity
A Letter to a Noble Lord
America and Revolution
An Account of the European Settlements in America
Observations on a Late Publication Entitled "The Present State of the Nation"
Speech on American Taxation
Speech on Conciliation with the Colonies
Address to the British Colonists in North America
A Letter to the Sheriffs of Bristol on the Affairs of America
Ireland and Catholicism
Tract on the Popery Laws
Address at Bristol on the Gordon Riots and the Catholic Question
A Letter to a Peer of Ireland on the Penal Laws Against Irish Catholics
Letter to Sir Hercules Langrishe
A Letter to Richard Burke, Esq., on Protestant Ascendancy in Ireland
A Letter to William Smith, Esq., on the Subject of Catholic Emancipation
India and Colonialism
Speech on Mr. Fox's East India Bill
Speech on the Nabob of Arcot's Debt
Speeches on the Impeachment of Warren Hastings
The French Revolution
Speech on the Army Estimates
Reflections on the Revolution in France
An Appeal from the New to the Old Whigs
Thoughts on French Affairs
Letter to a Member of the National Assembly
Letters on a Regicide Peace
Selected Letters
To the Duke of Richmond
To William Burgh, Esq
To the Marquis of Rockingham
To Mons. Dupont
The Philip Francis, Esq
To Captain Mercer
To Chevalier de la Bintinnaye
To William Weddell, Esq
To William Elliot

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