An Inquiry Into the Condition and Prospects of the African Race in the United States: And the Means of Bettering Its Fortunes ...

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Haswell, Barrington, and Haswell, 1839 - African Americans - 214 pages
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Page 183 - The moderns, then, after they have abolished slavery, have three prejudices to contend against, which are less easy to attack and far less easy to conquer than the mere fact of servitude: the prejudice of the master, the prejudice of the race, and the prejudice of color.
Page 72 - Never was there any people so effectually secure of their liberty and'property as the Israelites were, God not only engaging so to protect those invaluable blessings by his Providence, that they should not be taken away from them by others, but providing in a particular manner by this law, that they should not be thrown away through their own folly, since the property which every man or family had in their dividend of the land of Canaan could not be sold or any way alienated, for above half a century."*...
Page 23 - One great principle, which we should lay down as immovably true, is, that if a good work cannot be carried on by the calm, self-controlled, benevolent spirit of Christianity, then the time for doing it has not come. God asks not the aid of our vices. He can overrule them for good, but they are not the chosen instruments of human happiness.
Page 52 - ... Virginia particularly, the subject had been freely discussed with respect to measures for, prospective emancipation, and the people were watching the progress of legislation with great interest. Almost in a moment, the subject was dropped, when it was seen what course the abolitionists were pursuing; 5* and instead of measures for giving freedom to slaves, it was considered necessary to make additional laws for their security; and to counteract what were looked upon as incendiary movements in...
Page 72 - Jubilee was partly political and partly typical. It was political, to prevent the too great oppression of the poor, as well as their being liable to perpetual slavery. By this means the rich were prevented from accumulating lands upon lands, and a kind of equality was preserved through all their families.
Page 183 - You may set the negro free, but you cannot make him otherwise than an alien to the European. Nor is this all: we scarcely acknowledge the common features of mankind in this child of debasement whom slavery has brought amongst us.
Page 6 - PERKINS, in the Clerk's Office of the District Court of the Eastern District of Pennsylvania. CONTENTS.
Page 196 - Christian foreigners. Their example might teach these rude nations, that the arts of peace were preferable to the horrors of war. With wise governors and counsellors to mould the infant...
Page 191 - Those who doubt the correctness of this statement are invited to furnish the facts, and give, in tabular form, the data from which a comparison may be made. It is, if I mistake not, generally admitted that Liberia is a very healthy country for the natives, and as much so at least, as tropical climates generally to foreign residents of temperate habits.
Page 196 - To those who shrink from the contemplation of this project—the purchase and transportation of the slaves—in view of the expense, let me suggest a reflection for my countrymen on the objects for which enormous sums of money are now expended by the nation. I will instance only one, the Florida war. It is painful to reflect upon the insatiability of a false national honour.

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