The Slave Power Its Character, Career and Probable Designs

The Slave Power
  • Engels
  • Hardcover
  • 9781163352526
  • september 2010
  • 170 pagina's
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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1863 edition. Excerpt: ...he " loves" it. Nor are these sentiments confined to the slaveholding minority. The all-important circumstance is that they are shared equally by the whole white population. Far from reprobating a system which has deprived them of the natural means of rising in the scale of humanity, they fall in with the prevailing modes of thought, and are warm admirers, and, when need arises, effective defenders, of an institution which has been their curse. To be the owner of a slave is the chief object of the poor white's HOPELESSNESS OF THE SLA VRS POSITION. 91 Speech of Mr. A. H, Stephens, Vice-President of the Southern Confederacy, delivered March, 1861. ambition; " quot servos pacit f" the one criterion by which be weighs the worth of his envied superiors in the social scale. Such has been the course of opinion on the subject of slavery in the Southern States. The progress of events, far from conducing to the gradual mitigation and ultimate extinction of the system, has tended distinctly in the opposite direction--to the aggravation of its worst evils and the consolidation of its strength. The extension of the area subject to the Slave Power and the increase in the slave population have augmented at once the inducements for retaining the institution and the difficulty of getting rid of it; while the ideas of successive generations, bred up in its presence and under the influence of the interests to which it has given birth, have provided for it in the minds of the people a moral support. The result is, that the position of the slave in the Southern States at the present time, so far as it depends upon the will and power of his masters, is in all respects more hopeless than it has ever been in any former age, or in any other quarter of the world....



september 2010
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170 pagina's
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John Elliott Cairnes
Kessinger Publishing



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422 g
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229 mm
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14 mm
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152 mm

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