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Page 12 - way or another we are more or less subservient to the North every day of our lives. In infancy we are swaddled in Northern muslin ; in childhood we are humored with Northern gewgaws ; in youth we are instructed out of Northern books;
Page 12 - It is a fact well known to every intelligent Southerner that we are compelled to go to the North for almost every article of utility and adornment, from matches, shoepegs and paintings up to cotton-mills, steamships and statuary ; that we have no foreign trade
Page 311 - been made to appreciate in full that, " The slave's chain and the master's alike are broken, The one curse of the race held both in tether ; They are rising, all are rising, The black and white together.
Page 353 - time be prepared for, or feel the need of, Greek analysis, but it may feel its need of bricks and houses and wagons. If the man can supply the need for those, then, it will lead eventually to a demand for the first product, and with the demand will come the ability to appreciate it and to profit by it.—
Page 13 - was dug through solid marble, but the marble headstone came from Vermont. It was in a pine wilderness, but the pine coffin came from Cincinnati. An iron mountain overshadowed it, but the coffin nails and screws and shovels came from Pittsburg. With hard woods and metals abounding, the corpse was hauled on a wagon
Page 304 - upon which every individual rests his chances for success in life, is securing in every manly way — never at the sacrifice of principle —- the friendship, the confidence, the respect of his next-door neighbor in the little community in which he lives. Almost the whole problem of the Negro in the South rests itself upon the
Page 301 - THE SOUTH In all discussion and legislation bearing upon the presence of the Negro in America, it should be borne in mind that we are dealing with a people who were forced to come here without their consent and in the face of the most earnest protest. This gives the Negro a claim upon
Page 356 - these will tell more in our favor than all the abstract eloquence that can be summoned to plead our cause. Our pathway must be up through the soil, up through swamps, up through forests, up through streams