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The Journal of Negro History, Volume 4, 1919

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Author: Various Authors
Published: 1919
Language: English
Wordcount: 182,213 / 535 pg
Flesch-Kincaid Reading Ease: 51.8
LoC Category: D
Downloads: 1,487
Added to site: 2007.04.16
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uld be to free all the slaves and send them to Liberia--to their own native land. But a moment's reflection would convince me that, whatever of high hope (as I think there is) there may be in this, in the long run its sudden execution is impossible. If they were all landed there in a day, they would all perish in the next ten days; and there are not surplus shipping and surplus money enough in the world to carry them there in many times ten days. What then? Free them all and keep them among us as underlings? Is it quite certain that this betters their condition? I think that I would not hold one in slavery at any rate, yet the point is not clear enough for me to denounce people upon. What next? Free them and make them politically and socially our equals? My own feelings will not admit of this, and if mine would, we well know that those of the great mass of whites will not. Whether this feeling accords with sound judgment is not the sole judgment, if indeed it is any part of it."[5]

A few years later in

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