Fiat Flux

Fiat Flux

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Wilson R. Bachelor was a Tennessee native who moved with his family to Franklin County, Arkansas, in 1870. A country doctor and natural philosopher, Bachelor was impelled to chronicle his life from 1870 to 1902, documenting the family's move to Arkansas, their settling a farm in Franklin County, and Bachelor's medical practice. Bachelor was an avid reader with wide-ranging interests in literature, science, nature, politics, and religion, and he became a self-professed freethinker in the 1870s. He was driven by a concept he called qfiat flux, q an awareness of the qrapid flight of timeq that motivated him to treat the people around him and the world itself as precious and fleeting. He wrote occasional pieces for a local newspaper, bringing his unusually enlightened perspectives to the subjects of women's rights, capital punishment, the role of religion in politics, and the domination of the American political system by economic elite in the 1890s. These essays, along with family letters and the original diary entries, are included here for an uncommon glimpse into the life of a country doctor in nineteenth-century Arkansas.... as the Mississippi converts escaped persecution (online at http://www. [accessed April ... Saraha#39;s eulogy notes that the Reverend J. T. Evans read the eulogy at her funeral, though her brother Wilson wrote the eulogy. Evans was a Baptist min- ister in Franklin County at the time, so it seems very likely that Sarah belonged to a local ... August 1669 (see Order Book 1665a€“ 1675, 38a, as cited, Marilu Burch Smallwood, Some Colonial and Revolutionaryanbsp;...

Title:Fiat Flux
Author:William D. Lindsey
Publisher:University of Arkansas Press - 2014-05-01


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