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June 18, 1892

OUR REPUBLIC—HER CITIZENS AND HER NEEDS. RELIGION, LEARNING, LIRERTY, LAW. THE FOUR GREAT FORCES OF CIVILIZATION. An Address delivered before the New York Academy of Anthropology,

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OF BROOKLYN, NEW YORK.

JAMA. 1892;XVIII(25):774-784. doi:10.1001/jama.1892.02411290012002c

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Abstract

One of the sub-divisions of ethnology is Government and Laws, by which the different races are controlled and their prosperity developed,and it is to the subject of the government, laws and prosperity of our Republic and her citizens that I ask your attention. We also find under the head of ethnology Religion, and a distinguished ethnologist has said that against men and nations under control of doctrines of this character, the skeptical Greek, the materialistic Roman and the effete Persian were as certain to succumb as though their downfall had been written on their temples by a divine hand.

Professor Max Müller says : " It is language and religion that make a people, but religion is even a more powerful agent than language. Progress is the development of the energies and resources of a nation and the condition of civilization is where all these energies and resources are developed

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