The eleventh volume of collected works of Ingersoll contains a miscellany of focused, on-point essays. Here the reader can learn about the tumultuous path of the Civil Rights Act in “Civil Rights,” the complications of recognizing God in the United States Constitution in “God in the Constitution,” as well as “Crimes Against Criminals,” “A Wooden God,” “Art and Morality,” “What I Want for Christmas,” “How to Edit a Liberal Paper,” and many more.
About the Author
Robert Green Ingersoll (1833-1899), the son of a radical Presbyterian preacher, was born in New York City. At the outbreak of the American Civil War, he raised a regiment that fought in the Battle of Shiloh. An active Republican, Ingersoll was Attorney General of Illinois. Known as a champion of freethinking and agnosticism, he became one of the most popular orators of his time.