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The World’s Story A History of the World in Story, Song and Art Volume 10 U.S. History – 1900s, Germany Edited by Eva March Tappan

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The World’s Story A History of the World In Story, Song and Art Volume 10 U.S. History – 1900s, Germany Copyright © 2020 by Libraries of Hope, Inc. All rights reserved. No part of this publication may be reproduced, stored in a retrieval system, or transmitted in any form or by any means, electronic, mechanical, photocopying, recording or otherwise, without prior written permission of the publisher. International rights and foreign translations available only through permission of the publisher. The World’s Story, A History of the World in Story, Song and Art, edited by Eva March Tappan. (Original copyright 1914) Cover Image: Sigurd and Brynhild, by Charles Ernest Butler (1909). In public domain, source Wikimedia Commons. Libraries of Hope, Inc. Appomattox, Virginia 24522 Website www.librariesofhope.com Email: librariesofhope@gmail.com Printed in the United States of America


CONTENTS THE UNITED STATES

I.

THE TWENTIETH C ENTURY

.Mary Gay lfomplireys Joseplz 1/usband

THE ROMANCE OF THE REINDEER LEARNING CoAL-MimNG

From "A Year in a Coal-Mine." THE SOCIAL VALUE OF THE TELEPllONE IN THE UNITED STATES

Herbert N. Casson l/11glz C. Weir . . I/ugh C. Weir

24 36 43

Captain J. B. Ranson, R.N.R. Constance D. Leupp • • I/ enry van Dyke

50 60 70

How THE PANAMA RAILROAD WAS BUILT

p ANAMA From "The Conquest of the Isthmus."

THE STEAM SHOVEL AT

THE TRIUMPH OF THE WIRELESS

THE NATIONAL RED CROSS AT WORK "AMERICA FOR ME"

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GERMANY

I.

IN PAGAN TIMES

How

THE EARLY GERMANS LIVED AN APPEAL TO CJESAR

From "Cresar's Conquest of Gaul."

Caius Cornelius Tacitus T. Rice Holmes

75 79

HERMAN, '\VHO FREED THE GERMANS FROM Rmrn

From "Germany."

BOl\"IFACE AND THE OAK OF THOR

From "Heroes of the Mission Field."

II. How

Kate Freiligrath Kroeker

91

W. Pake11ha,n Walsh

95

E:\,IPERORS OF MEDI.tEVAL GERMANY

CHARLEMAGNE OVERCAME THE SAXONS

Dr. William Zimmermann From "A Popular History of Germany."

THE ELECTION OF FREDERICK BARBAROSSA (THE RED-BEARDED)

From "Hohenzollern."

Cyrns Toumsend Brady

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112

FREDERICK OF THE RED BEARD AND THE POPE

From the Old Chronicles From "The City in the Sea," taken from the Old Chronicles by E. L. Saxon. BARBAROSSA • . . . Friedrich Riickcrt

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CONTENTS III.

How

STORIES OF THE l\IIDDLE AGES

SIEGFRIED WON A BRIDE FOR KING GUNTHER

From the Nibel11nge11licd Translated by Daniel Bussicr Shumway. BISHOP HATTO AND HIS MOUSE TOWER . . Robert Southey THE LORELEI • lleinriclz II cine THE LITTLE FAUST TOWER OF MUNICH • Franz Trautma,m From "Legends and Tales of Old Munich." IV.

LIFE IN

131 143 147 149

THE FIFTEENTH CE�TCRY

THE GREAT HANSEATIC LEAGUE •

Eva .March Tappan 165

THE WALLED CITIES OF GERMANY

Sabine Baring-Gould 171

From "When Knights were Dold."

From "The Story of Germany."

Johannes Janssen From"History of the German People at the Close of the :Middle Ages." THE CONTEST OF THE MASTER-Sr..GERS • • . August Hagen From "Norica." JOHN GUTENBERG, INVENTOR OF PRINTING Eva Marcli Tappan From "Old World Hero Stories." GERMAN LIFE IN THE FIFTEENTH CENTURY

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185 199

V. FROM THE REFORMATION' TO THE D EATH OF FRED ERICK THE GREAT

Mrs. Elizabeth R. Charles From "Chronicles of the Schonberg-Cotta Family."

:MARTIN LUTHER AS A BoY .

205

THE SACKING OF l\lAGDEBURG

han11 Johann Cliristop/z Friedrich vo11 Schiller 216 From "History of the Thirty Years' War."

THE GIANT REGnIENT OF FREDERICK WILLIAM I OF PRUSSIA THE CHILDHOOD OF FREDERICK TIIE GREAT

.

Thomas Carlyle 224 Thomas Carlyle 230

From "History of Friedrich the Second." FREDERICK THE GREAT Al\'D THE FIRST SILESIAN WAR

Thomas Babington U aca11lay 240

From "Frederick the Great."

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VI. GER1-IAN AUTHORS AND CO�IPOSERS STORIES FROM THE EIGHTEENTH CENTURY V Johann T oljga11g vo11 Goethe 259 From "Hermann and Dorothea." HANDEL, THE l\lASTER OF ORATORIO . . • . L.B. Urbino 271 From" Biographical Sketches of Emine:it Musical Composers." THE UNWRITTEN OvERTURE OF �foZART . . Heribert Rau 276 From "�fozart, A Biographical Romance." A VISIT TO BEETHOVEN . . . . . . . Richard H'ag11er 288 From "Art, Life and Theories of Richard Wagner."

Joha1111

VIL TWO WARS WITH FRA�CE THE OATH AT THE GRAVE OF FREDERICK THE GREAT "Louisa }.[iihlbach "(Klara ][. Mu11dt) WHY THE PHILOSOPHER'S LETTER WAS NOT MAILED "Louisa Miilzlbaclt" (Klara M. 1'Iu11dt) From"Louisa of Prussia and her Times." THE QUEEN or PRUSSIA'S RIDE . . . . • A. L.A. Smith THE TROUBLES OF A CORRESPONDENT IN THE FRANCO-PRUSSIAN WAR • • • . . . • . Fro m "All the Year Round " ToE \VATCB ON THE RHINE . . . . Max Schneckenburger

303 309 315

319 333

VIII. MODERN GER.MANY BISMARCK IN THE REICHSTAG AND AT HOME George Makepeace Towle From "Certain Men of Mark." STUDENT LIFE AT THE GERMAN UNIVERSITIES Mrs. Alfred Sidgwick From "Home Life in Germany." • • },f aurice Leudet A DAY WITII THE GER:UAN EMPEROR From "The Emperor of Germany at Home." THE GERMAN FATHERLAND . . . . . Ernst Moritz Arndt

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