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Allen and Ticknor, 1833 - Social Science - 232 pages
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Published in 1833 and 1808, respectively, these volumes were among the earliest examples of abolitionist literature. Child presents a full-scale analysis of slavery in historical, political, economic ... Read full review

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After reading only the first chapter, I've almost become sick of the injustice that early Americans inflicted on fellow human beings. And now today to hear some people in this same country minimize what our forefathers did sickens me even more. How inhumane can we as "human beings" become before we awaken? 

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Page 18 - good opportunities for observation, and who certainly had no New England prejudices : " There must, doubtless, be an unhappy influence on the manners of the people, produced by the existence of slavery among us. The whole commerce between master and slave is a perpetual exercise of the most boisterous passions ; the most unremitting despotism on the one part, and degrading submission
Page 57 - If a man smite the eye of his servant, or the eye of his maid, that it perish, he shall let him go free for his eye's sake. And if he smite out his man servant's tooth, or his maid servant's tooth, he shall let him go free for his tooth's sake.
Page 1 - My ear is pained, My soul is sick with every day's report Of wrong and outrage, with which this earth is filled. There is no flesh in man's obdurate heart, It does not feel for man.
Page 178 - Wear rather in thy bonds a cheerful brow: Though fallen thyself, never to rise again, Live, and take comfort. Thou has left behind Powers that will work for thee ; air, earth, and skies; That will forget thee; thou hast great allies.
Page 83 - Who can reflect, unmoved, upon the round Of smooth and solemnized complacencies, By which, on Christian lands, from age to age, Profession mocks performance. Earth is sick, And Heaven is weary, of the hollow words, Which states and kingdoms utter when they talk Of truth and justice. Wordsworth.
Page 131 - Forgive me this my virtue ; For in the fatness of these pursy times, Virtue itself of vice must pardon beg ; Yea, curb and woo, for leave to do him good.
Page 57 - Free people of color ought never to insult or strike white people, nor presume to conceive themselves equal to the whites ; but on the contrary, they ought to yield to them on every occasion, and never speak or answer them but with respect, under the penalty of imprisonment, according to the nature of the offence.
Page 40 - hereditary and perpetual. In Maryland the following act was passed in 1715, and is still in force : " All negroes and other slaves, already imported, or hereafter to be imported into this province, and all children now born, or hereafter to be born, of such negroes and slaves, shall be slaves during their natural lives.
Page 189 - Trifling as this recital may appear, the circumstance was highly affecting to a person in my situation. I was oppressed with such unexpected kindness, and sleep fled from my eyes. In the morning, I presented my compassionate landlady with two of the four brass buttons remaining on my waistcoat; the only recompense I could make her.
Page 206 - It would be putting one sadly over the head of the other," quoth the Corporal. " Why then, an' please your honor, is a black man to be used worse than a white one ?" " It would so," said my Uncle Toby. " Only," cried the Corporal, shaking his head, " because he has no one to stand up for

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