History Of The United States From The Compromise Of 1850 (volume 1); 1850-1854: 1850-1854 (1892)

Paperback | January 9, 2012

byJames Ford Rhodes

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This historic book may have numerous typos, missing text, images, or index. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. 1892. Not illustrated. Excerpt: ... mer1ts are lucid, his arguments unanswerable. He seems to feel a profound regret that the question of slavery should be agitated again; but his strong moral nature had burning convictions, an1l he was bound to express them. The matter is made plain, history is truthfully related, his reasoning is careful, and the conclusions irresistible. Wade, Seward, and Sumner made powerful speeches against the bill. Their point of view was the same as that of Chase. All thought slavery an evil whose power must be circumscribed, and all looked to a time when it should be eradicated. The line of argument which they pursued was substantially the same as that of Chase, but each had a peculiar following in the country, to whom their arguments were addressed as well as to the Senate. The rasping language of Wade offended some Eastern critics,' but the farmers of Northern Ohio, whom he represented, loved plain speaking, and were glad that their senator did not mince his words when he protested against a rank injustice. He had a ready wit, and, while his set speech was soon forgotten, a retort that he made during the debate is still remembered. In it there lurked a strong argument, and it states incisively the difference between the apologists and the assailants of slavery. Badger, of North Carolina, had rehearsed the ancient argument for the dilution of slavery, and in a feeling manner had asked: "Why, if some Southern gentleman wishes to take the nurse who takes charge of his little baby, or the old woman who nursed him in childhood, and whom he called 'Mammy' until he returned from college, and perhaps afterwards too, and whom he wishes to take with him in his old age when he-is moving into one of these new territories for the betterment of the fortunes of the whole fami...

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This historic book may have numerous typos, missing text, images, or index. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. 1892. Not illustrated. Excerpt: ... mer1ts are lucid, his arguments unanswerable. He seems to feel a profound regret that the question of slavery should be agit...

Format:PaperbackDimensions:170 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.36 inPublished:January 9, 2012Publisher:General Books LLCLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0217494013

ISBN - 13:9780217494014

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