Separazione: una follia, ed un delitto: discorso di lodevole J.R. Ingersoll [Secession: a Folly and a Crime: discourse on the praiseworthy J.R. Ingersoll]. Philadelphia: King & Baird, 1862.

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Separazione: una follia, ed un delitto: discorso di lodevole J.R. Ingersoll [Secession: a Folly and a Crime: discourse on the praiseworthy J.R. Ingersoll]. Philadelphia: King & Baird, 1862.

Description

Facing page translation by C. G. Moroni, Professor of Italian, of this essay, which is dated 1861.

This U.S. Civil War era work argues against secession of the Southern States from the Union.

The translator's address to the author explains that wanting to do "something for the country which now claims my sympathies, I made the translation into Italian of your address, with the intention of disseminating it among those of my countrymen" who are unable to read or understand English.

Moroni notes his having escaped the repression of Italians under foreign domination (Bourbonic rule) in this era.  Thus, he seems to have been one of the Italian exiles, like Eleuterio Felice Foresti, who came to the United States in the early-mid-19th century. Many of the exiles held themselves out as teachers of Italian to support themselves.

Joseph Reed Ingersoll, attorney, represented his  Pennsylvania district in the U.S. House of Representatives for several terms, and was minister of the U.S. to England in 1852, appointed by President Millard Fillmore. After about a year, he retired to private life to pursue his literary interests.

Creator

J.R. Ingersoll

Source

C. G. Moroni (translator)

Publisher

King & Baird

Date

1862

Format

22.5 x 14.5cm; 31 p.

Language

Italian
English

Citation

J.R. Ingersoll, “Separazione: una follia, ed un delitto: discorso di lodevole J.R. Ingersoll [Secession: a Folly and a Crime: discourse on the praiseworthy J.R. Ingersoll]. Philadelphia: King & Baird, 1862.,” Italian-Language American Imprints: The Periconi Collection, accessed January 29, 2023, https://italianamericanimprints.omeka.net/items/show/345.

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