Four Essays on Colonial Slavery

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bySir John Jeremie

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1831. Excerpt: ... ESSAY II. General Theories involved in the Question of Slavery, viz. Colour, Climate, Monopoly, and Free Labour. Having thus sketched the Colonies as they were; what are they to become? And here more than one important question presents itself at the outset. Is there any physical impediment, any thing in the climate, or in the Negro and African character, to prevent the application of those general principles of Government to the West Indies, which would be adopted, under similar circumstances, in Europe? These points were gone over in 1828, in an argument presented to the Secretary of State; they will be repeated now with such farther observations as experience has since suggested. A change from one climate to another--from heat to cold, or cold to heat--will naturally produce a great effect on the same individual, and it matters, probably, little whether the change be from cold to heat, or the reverse. But a man inured by birth or long descent, or from habit, to a warm climate, may be quite as capable of bearing fatigue. It does not appear, in proof, that he is not equally likely to work laboriously, under a stimulus of any kind in that climate, as another person born in a cold climate would be in a cold one; or that the latter is not equally prone to idleness and self-indulgence when in a savage state. The Indians of Illinois and Paraguay, were not more advanced in civilization, or less indolent than those of St. Domingo; they were much more so than those of Mexico or Peru; and if, in varied climates, uncivilized nations shew the same indifference to labour, their indolence can no longer be attributed to the climate! When Greece, Egypt, or Rome stood pre-eminent over other nations, a contrary theory might have been supported by specific instances equal...

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1831. Excerpt: ... ESSAY II. General Theories involved in the Question of Slavery, viz. Colour, Climate, Monopoly, and Free Labour. Having thus s...

Format:PaperbackDimensions:42 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.09 inPublished:February 4, 2012Publisher:General Books LLCLanguage:English

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