Analyses of Fraternal Societies by Abb Landis 1906

Analyses of Fraternal Societies by Abb Landis 1906

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ANALYSES of FRATERNAL SOCIETIES and ILLUSTRATIONS of PREMIUM COMPUTATIONS. By ABB LANDIS, Published by the Author, Nashville, Tennessee, 1906.

 

Genre:  Literary Collections

Vintage from the 1900s

 

As outspoken in his day as Richard Dawkins or Christopher Hitchens are today, American freethinker and author ROBERT GREEN INGERSOLL (1833-1899) was a notorious radical whose uncompromising views on religion and slavery (they were bad, in his opinion), women's suffrage (a good idea, he believed), and other contentious matters of his era made him a wildly popular orator and critic of 19th-century American culture and public life. As a speaker dedicated to expanding intellectual horizons and celebrating the value of skepticism, Ingersoll spoke frequently on such topics as atheism, freedom from the pressures of conformity, and the lives of philosophers who espoused such concepts. This collection of his most famous speeches includes the lectures: "The Gods" (1872); "Humboldt" (1869);

"Thomas Paine" (1870); "Individuality" (1873); "Heretics and Heresies" (1874).

 

Black cloth with a gilt spine title. Secure text block with clean text pages and a folded newspaper was left in that browned half of the rear endpaper. Some damp stains on the front cover and a few tiny soil marks.