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In Apostle of Human growth, Edward C. Rafferty provides the 1st complete scale highbrow portrait of Ward. Rafferty exhibits how Ward's proposal laid the rules for the fashionable administrative country, and brings out his contributions to 20th century American liberalism. vintage and entire, this paintings is perfect for everybody attracted to the heritage of yankee rules and thinkers.
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It was a problem Ward wrestled with for his entire career. ” A supreme power still set down universal laws in this moral vision, but they were laid before man to discover. ”47Ward was never comfortable drawing a bold line between science and religion. Eventually, he concluded that religious faith was an essential part of the evolutionary history of the human mind. These central precepts of an integrated and scientific natural religion, Ward insisted, were the pillars of a free labor society and democratic government.
Wilmot was a legendary political figure in the county, frequently celebrated for bolting the Democratic Party in the mid-1850s and for his role in the establishment of Pennsylvania's Republican Party. The county was a comfortable home for those interested in reform, such as Cyrenus Ward and his younger brothers. Lester and Erastus Ward jumped at the chance to abandon their difficult life in St. Charles, lured by their hopes for profit in their brother's factory. The hard trip east to Pennsylvania took about one month.
In 1855, he moved his family yet again and set out to establish his prairie homestead. In a covered wagon the family crossed the muddy roads stretching from Lake Michigan across Illinois and settled nearly 250 miles away in Buchanan County, Iowa. S. territory for about twenty years when Justus Ward and his family arrived. The region had been home to a host of spring villages for the Native American tribes in the upper Midwest, especially among the Sac and the Fox. The United States only obtained title to the region following the war with the Sac leader, Black Hawk, in the early 1830s, and after a series of complicated treaties, known collectively as the Black Hawk purchases, signed in the late 1830s.