From Servitude To Service; Being The Old South Lectures On The History And Work Of Southern…

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byRobert Curtis Ogden

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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. 1905. Excerpt: ... INTRODUCTION IN a recent public address the Reverend Bishop Charles B. Galloway, of Mississippi, made the following statement: "We must insist that the Negro have equal opportunity with every American citizen to fulfil in himself the highest purpose of an all-wise and beneficent Providence." This quotation indicates the spirit in which thL book should be studied. The Negro is greatly in eviden, through incidents of various sorts having si.iall relation to the important questions concerning him that should command the earnest thought and intelligent action of every American. Prevailing indifference to the subject is very apparent and painfully abundant. When the slavery issue was intense the Negro, as the subject of it, was interesting; but now that the dramatic conditions of a great political crisis and vast military operations have faded into distant perspective, and the sentimental and heroic situations are replaced by obligations of simple duty to a great mass of plain people; only the indifference of many, the languid interest of some, and the active earnestness of a small righteous remnant remain. In many localities there appears a settled determination to let the Negro take care of himself under conditions as they have come to exist. It is not exceptional for descendants of abolitionists to say, "Our fathers wrought for and secured the freedom of the Negro, and now that he is free let him work out his own salvation--we have no farther duty in the matter." But the question will not down. The Negro supplies a stock asset in politics, literature, and daily news. The interests of each naturally lead to inaccuracy and exaggeration. These expressions inevitably produce opposing expressions equally unreliable. And so, when types and talk are abundant and m...

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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. 1905. Excerpt: ... INTRODUCTION IN a recent public address the Reverend Bishop Charles B. Galloway, of Mississippi, made the following statement:...

Format:PaperbackDimensions:46 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.1 inPublished:February 1, 2012Publisher:General Books LLCLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0217819850

ISBN - 13:9780217819855

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