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The Negro and the Nation

A History of American Slavery and Enfranchisement

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Published: 1906
Language: English
Wordcount: 132,273 / 409 pg
Flesch-Kincaid Reading Ease: 51.1
LoC Categories: D, F
Downloads: 1,093
Added to site: 2008.02.15 20076

"A deeply interesting story... An exceedingly readable volume, especially valuable in its analyses of the conditions, causes, situations and results; and against his man conclusion no sane person can contend."--Boston Transcript

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gainst which their masters had taken up arms. As the political institutions of the young Federation were remolded, so grave a matter as slavery could not be ignored. Virginia in 1772 voted an address to the King remonstrating against the continuance of the African slave trade. The address was ignored, and Jefferson in the first draft of the Declaration alleged this as one of the wrongs suffered at the hands of the British government, but his colleagues suppressed the clause. In 1778 Virginia forbade the importation of slaves into her ports. The next year Jefferson proposed to the Legislature an elaborate plan for gradual emancipation, but it failed of consideration. Maryland followed Virginia in forbidding the importation of slaves from Africa. Virginia in 1782 passed a law by which manumission of slaves, which before had required special legislative permission, might be given at the will of the master. For the next ten years manumission went on at the rate of 8000 a year. Afterward the law was made more rest



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