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By Harold Holzer, Norton Garfinkle

In A simply and beneficiant Nation, the eminent historian Harold Holzer and the famous economist Norton Garfinkle current a groundbreaking new account of the ideals that encouraged our 16th president to visit warfare while the Southern states seceded from the Union. instead of a dedication to removing slavery or a safeguard of the Union, they argue, Lincoln’s tenet was once the safety of equivalent fiscal opportunity.

Lincoln firmly believed that the government’s fundamental position was once to make sure that all american citizens had the chance to raised their station in lifestyles. As president, he labored tirelessly to enshrine this perfect in the federal executive. He funded railroads and canals, supported schooling, and, most significantly, issued the Emancipation Proclamation, which opened the door for former slaves to hitch white american citizens in striving for self-improvement. In our personal age of exceptional inequality, A simply and beneficiant Nation reestablishes Lincoln’s legacy because the protector not only of private freedom yet of the yank dream itself.

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Between February 1924 and November 1925, the street numbers on Weston Place and possibly other streets were changed. This photograph shows Charles Alexander Bradley Jr. with his parents and their 1929 Stutz Cabriolet in front of 3615 Weston Place, which is today 3829 Weston Place. The house still stands. Bradley Sr. was caught in a flash flood and flipped the Stutz. ) 41 Index of Registered Voters. This 1916 index lists those registered to vote in the Cerritos precinct. Political party affiliation is listed for many residents.

45 Dr. John R. Jimerson. Jimerson was a well-traveled pediatrician with a love of nature. He delivered many of the babies born to residents of Los Cerritos. He contracted with noted architect Kirtland Cutter to build a cottage for he and his wife that would have plenty of niches for their collections. The home is at 4181 Country Club Drive. ) Fred W. Wood Home. W. Wood and the address as 339B. Wood built several homes in Los Cerritos, including 3812 Weston Place, where he also lived, and 202 and 212 East Bixby Road.

Burton Chase and his wife, Polly Brown, lived at 4160 Country Club Drive. Chase was elected mayor of Long Beach in 1947 and was appointed by Earl Warren as a county supervisor in 1953. Burton Chase Park in Marina Del Rey is named for him. He is credited for the development of the Music Center in Los Angeles. ) 50 Three Los Cerritos Schools Families living in the Cerritos Colony petitioned the county for a school, and the first district was established in 1878. The Cerritos School District boundaries were Cherry Avenue on the west, the Los Angeles River on the east, the Dominquez School District on the north, and the ocean on the south.

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