Oration: True Americanism

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Title

Oration: True Americanism

Description

Pamphlet of speech delivered by Louis Brandeis at Fanueil Hall, Boston on July 5, 1915 in which he addresses the ideals and traditions he views as distinctly "American," such as liberty, democracy, social justice and a standard of living that includes fair working conditions, decent wages, education and financial independence. Brandeis names "inclusive brotherhood" - the welcoming of immigrants, racial equality and diversity - as the feature in these ideals that is "peculiarly American" and has led to America's prosperity. He concludes by suggesting the principles of Americanism could bring about lasting peace abroad.

Pamphlet signed by Louis Brandeis on front cover.

Along with the text of Brandeis' oration, the pamphlet includes a photograph of Rev. Charles W. Lyons, S. J., President of Boston College, Chaplain of the Day. An appendix, "A List of Boston Municipal Orators" by C. W. Ernst, lists Boston orators appointed by the Municipal Authorities beginning in 1771.

Creator

Brandeis, Louis Dembitz, 1856-1941

Source

Box 64, Folder 4, Louis Dembitz Brandeis collection, Robert D. Farber University Archives & Special Collections Department, Brandeis University

Publisher

City of Boston Print Dept.

Date

1915

Contributor

Robert D. Farber University Archives & Special Collections Department, Brandeis University Library

Rights

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Notes

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Americanization, Social Welfare History Image Portal
Americanization, Social Welfare History Project 
Americanization -- selected publications, Social Welfare History Project

Citation

Brandeis, Louis Dembitz, 1856-1941, “Oration: True Americanism,” Social Welfare History Image Portal, accessed January 16, 2019, https://images.socialwelfare.library.vcu.edu/items/show/405.