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 187 - 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 21 - 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 74 - 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 74 - 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...
Page 207 - But I am frank to declare, that the more slavery and abolition are brought into contrast, the more I am convinced there are two sides to the question. Are not the abolitionists aware that slaves were bought and sold and advertised in Boston as common occurrences, before the Revolution — and that when it was abolished, or about to be abolished, many slaves were carried from the North and sold to the southern planters, to save a loss...
Page 187 - 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 83 - Statements of other writers are to the same effect : "It is a common remark of those persons acquainted with slavelabour, that their proportion is as one to two. This is not too great an estimate in favour of the free-labourer; and the circumstances of their situation produce a still greater...
Page 6 - PERKINS, in the Clerk's Office of the District Court of the Eastern District of Pennsylvania. CONTENTS.
Page 194 - Liberia is in demand through the Union. Her cotton, sugar, and rice are of the best quality, and there is no question but she may cultivate all the productions of the tropics, including the teas, the spices, the dyeing vegetables, and the drugs of India. Of the finest fruits she has a profusion almost without cultivation, equal to any other section of the globe.
Page 194 - 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.

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