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Charles William Eliot
35 pages (2007/1895); 188KB downloadWOWIO Books
; ISBN: WOWIO-00140
In the essay, "Five American Contributions to Civilization," Charles William Eliot, a former president of Harvard University, argues that the United States, although a comparatively young country, has made "characteristic and durable contributions ... to the progress of civilization." These significant additions to the advancement of society, he states, contain "a strong ethical sentiment, a strenuous moral and social purpose." Written in 1895, Eliot's work paints an ideal picture of the United States' position in the world and serves as an interesting gauge for contemporary assessment of that same position.