Source: American Genealogy
Source type: book
Document type: book chapter
Document title: “The American Language” [chapter 16]
Author(s): Piggott, Michael
Place of publication: Quincy, Illinois
Year of publication: 1915
Pagination: 281-307 (excerpt below includes only page 294)
|Piggott, Michael. “The American Language” [chapter 16]. American Genealogy. Quincy: [n.p.], 1915: pp. 281-307.|
|excerpt of chapter|
|Leon Czolgosz [misspelled below].|
From title page: Published by the Author.
From title page: By Michael Piggott, Captain Co. F 66th Ill., Inft. 1861-5; Member of the Military Order of the Loyal Legion, the Society of the Army of Tennessee and American Irish Historical Society.
The American Language [excerpt]
Wherever crime or pauperism is found in America it may be traced back to some crusht [sic] family in Europe, whose descendants came to us with so low an inheritance, mentally and physically, that it will require many generations of American environment to lift them from the fallen state of their progenitors, to the level of American civilization, where men with the pride of manhood look each other in the face as equals. The wretch Czolgoz, was not the product of American civilization, but that of Europe, where unequal laws, social customs and military rule, degrade and brutalize the masses.