Slavery and the Domestic Slave-trade in the United States by Ethan Allen Andrews

Slavery and the Domestic Slave-trade in the United States

byEthan Allen Andrews

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This historic book may have numerous typos, missing text or index. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. 1836. Not illustrated. Excerpt: ... LETTER III. New York, July 13, 1835. There is little in the present condition of the colored people of the northern states of a nature to encourage the friends of abolition, either immediate or gradual. Here slavery has ceased to exist, but the expected influence of liberty, in elevating the character, and improving the condition of the colored race, has been hitherto very imperfectly realized. Their social and political, relations continue unaltered, nor is there the slightest evidence that, in these respects, the progress of public sentiment is becoming more favorable to their elevation. On the contrary, the few attempts which have been made by theoretic philanthropists, to press their claims to social equality, have uniformly resulted in an indignant rejection of those claims. An opinion that they are inferior to the whites in mental endowments is, no doubt, extensively prevalent; but this opinion is not the foundation of the aversion to which I have alluded, which is directed exclusively to their persons, and is not materially affected by their talents, or even by their virtues. In regard to social equality, therefore, their case appears at present to be altogether hopeless; but there is, perhaps, no insuperable difficulty in their elevation to higher, more lucrative, and more honorable employments; and it still remains to be determined, whether, when the avenues to wealth shall be in a greater degree opened to them, a change will not gradually follow in their political and even in their social relations. In regard to their employments, a change has already occurred in New York, and in the more eastern cities of the Union. It is said to be but a few years since the hod-carriers and other laborers of the same class in New York, were principally negroes; now t...

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Title:Slavery and the Domestic Slave-trade in the United StatesFormat:PaperbackDimensions:36 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.07 inPublished:January 11, 2012Publisher:General Books LLCLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0217994946

ISBN - 13:9780217994941

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