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The Conflict with Slavery and Others, Complete, Volume VII

The Works of Whittier: the Conflict with Slavery, Politics and Reform, the Inner Life and Criticism

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Language: English
Wordcount: 97,911 / 291 pg
Flesch-Kincaid Reading Ease: 53.4
LoC Categories: JC, KDZ, H
Downloads: 663
Added to site: 2009.07.11
mnybks.net#: 24679
Origin: gutenberg.org
Genres: Politics, Essays
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and undeniable that the society, in the prosecution of this work, has never interfered or evinced even a disposition to interfere in any way with the rights of proprietors of slaves."

"To the slave-holder, who has charged upon them the wicked design of interfering with the rights of property under the specious pretext of removing a vicious and dangerous free population, they address themselves in a tone of conciliation and sympathy. We know your rights, say they, and we respect them."

4. It boasts that its measures are calculated to perpetuate the detested system of slavery, to remove the fears of the slave-holder, and increase the value of his stock of human beings.

Proof. "They (the Southern slave-holders) will contribute more effectually to the continuance and strength of this system (slavery) by removing those now free than by any or all other methods which can possibly be devised."

"So far from being connected with the abolition of slavery, the measure proposed would be one o

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