Strong, Josiah. Our Country: Its Possible Future and Its Present Crisis; With an Introduction, by Prof. Austin Phelps, D.D. New York: Published by the Baker & Taylor Co., for the American Home Missionary Society, 1885.
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Inscription, signature & ink name stamp of Lloyd Sprinkle on the ffep. Bookplate of Archer Anderson, Richmond, by Tiffany & Co. Archer Anderson (1838-1918), Confederate officer with the 21st Virginia Infantry, son of the renowned Confederate General Joseph Reid Anderson; the family owned the Tredegar Iron Works. Signed "Kathleen Anderson Bourland, 1929" beneath the bookplate. Very good. Hardcover.  $32.50
Josiah Strong (1847-1916), b. Naperville, IL, Congregational minister, general secretary of the Evangelical Alliance (1886-1898), and afterwards founded the League for Social Service. "He became famous for the controversial book Our Country: Its Possible Future and Its Present Crisis (1885), which outlined seven perils confronting America (immigration, Romanism, Mormonism, intemperance, socialism, wealth and cities), and called for reform led by Anglo-Saxons, representatives of civil liberty and 'pure, spiritual Christianity.'" - R. T. Handy, Dictionary of Christianity in America.