Cotton is King: Or, The Culture of Cotton: And Its Relation to Agriculture, Manufactures and Commerce (Google eBook)

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Derby & Jackson, 1856 - African Americans - 274 pages
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Page 61 - For their vine is of the vine of Sodom, and of the fields of Gomorrah : their grapes are grapes of gall, their clusters are bitter : Their wine is the poison of dragons, and the cruel venom of asps.
Page 260 - But unto the wicked God saith, What hast thou to do to declare my statutes, or that thou shouldest take my covenant in thy mouth ? 17 Seeing thou hatest instruction, and castest my words behind thee.
Page 253 - IT IS TRUE, I CANNOT PREVENT THE INTRODUCTION OF THE FLOWING POISON; GAIN-SEEKING AND CORRUPT MEN WILL, FOR PROFIT AND SENSUALITY, DEFEAT MY WISHES ; BUT NOTHING WILL INDUCE ME TO DERIVE A REVENUE FROM THE VICE AND MISERY OF MY PEOPLE.
Page 73 - With its increased growth has sprung up that mercantile navy, which now waves its stripes and stars over every sea, and that foreign influence, which has placed the internal peace we may say the subsistence of millions in every manufacturing country in Europe within the power of an oligarchy of planters.
Page 87 - We have seen, that an exclusive dependence upon the foreign market must lead to still severer distress, to impoverishment, to ruin. We must then change somewhat our course. We must give a new direction to some portion of our industry. We must speedily adopt a genuine American policy. Still cherishing the foreign market, let us create also a home market, to give further scope to the consumption of the produce of American industry. Let us counteract the policy of foreigners, and withdraw the support...
Page 132 - If the term of seven years were to be selected, of the greatest prosperity which this people have enjoyed since the establishment of their present constitution, it woyld be exactly that period of seven years which immediately FOLLOWED the passage of the tariff of 1824.
Page 90 - States, the other portions as well as the cotton-growing, shall remain open and unrestricted in the consumption of British manufactures; and, on the part of the British manufacturer, that, in consideration thereof, he will continue to purchase the cotton of the south. Thus, then, we perceive that the proposed measure, instead of sacrificing the south to the other parts of the union, seeks only to preserve them from being absolutely sacrificed under the operation of the tacit compact which I have...
Page 89 - The gentleman would have us abstain from adopting a policy called for by the interest of the greater and freer part of our population. But is that reasonable ? Can it be expected that the interests of the greater part should be made to bend to the condition of the servile part of our population ? That, in effect, would be to make us the slaves of slaves.
Page 134 - I could extend and dwell on the long list of articles the hemp, iron, lead, coal, and other items for which a demand is created in the home market by the operation of the American system ; but I should exhaust the patience of the senate. Where, where should we find a market for all these articles, if it did not exist at home ? What would be the condition of the largest portion of our people, and of the territory, if this home market were annihilated? How could they be supplied with objects...
Page 86 - American industry. Europe, in commotion, and convulsed throughout all her members, is to America no longer the same Europe as she is now, tranquil, and watching with the most vigilant attention all her own peculiar interests, without regard to the operation of her policy upon us. The effect of this altered state of Europe upon...

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