Life And Liberty In America; Sketches Of A Tour In The United States And Canada In 1857-8

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byCharles Mackay

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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. 1859. Not illustrated. Excerpt: ... the disintegrating communities of Mexico and Central America will receive their new lite from the Anglo-Saxons of North America. The manner and time of this operation who shall undertake to predict?" The Mexican pear has, since these observations were written, been ripening and rotting. Brother Jonathan need not pluck it, for it will drop into his mouth; and then, the greatest of all the troubles of the Union--slavery alone excepted-- will begin. CHAPTER XXXI. BALTIMORE AND MARYLAND. Baltimore, March 27, 1858. Maryland is one of the original thirteen states of the Union, and the most northern of the slaveholding communities. But slavery does not flourish upon its soil. In such a climate as it enjoys, white men can perform all kinds of agricultural labor with as much pleasure and impunity as in the British Isles. Consequently, the labor of the negro becomes unprofitable, and white men are gradually displacing the black from all employments except those of the waiter, the barber, and the coach-driver. The same state of things has resulted, in a greater or less degree, in Virginia, North Carolina, Kentucky, and Missouri, where slavery, though still maintained as a "domestic institution," is proving itself every day to be a social and economic failure. These states, and more especially Maryland and Virginia, having no purpose to which they can profitably devote slave labor, have become mere breeders of negroes for the rice, cotton, and sugar plantations of South Carolina, Alabama, Mississippi, Arkansas, Tennessee, and Louisiana. In states like Maryland, slavery exists in its most repulsive form; for the owner, having no use for the superabundant negroes, seems to acknowledge no duties or responsibilities toward them, but breeds them as he would cattle, that...

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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. 1859. Not illustrated. Excerpt: ... the disintegrating communities of Mexico and Central America will receive their new lite from the Anglo-Saxons of North Amer...

Format:PaperbackDimensions:138 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.3 inPublished:January 8, 2012Publisher:General Books LLCLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0217505015

ISBN - 13:9780217505017

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