Southern Institutes, Or, An Inquiry Into The Origin And Early Prevalence Of Slavery And The Slave…

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byGeorge S. Sawyer

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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. 1858. Excerpt: ... We have thus attempted to give a kind of historical analysis of the laws and government of the institution of slavery in the principal nations both ancient and modern. Hitherto we have been unable to make any distinction between the intellectual capacity, mental and moral characteristics of the race of masters and slaves in any age or nation; but have proceeded upon the hypothesis that they were both of the same type of mankind, and equal in those particulars. And we find the truth of this supposition strikingly illustrated in the subsequent history of those nations from which, anciently, slaves were principally obtained. These nations have all, except Africa, risen to supremacy in letters, science, arts, and arms over the nations that once held their sons in bondage. Our future remarks will be directed to the institution of American, or Negro slavery, and the mental, moral and physical characteristics of the slaves in our own country. In the following essay we shall endeavor to explain the real origin and cause of this kind of slavery, to show its necessity in the present organization of society, and the true principles upon which it has been and must be vindicated. ESSAY VII. THE MORAL ATTITUDE OF SLAVERY IN THE UNITED STATES. We will take the "golden rule" for our theme in this essay; "Whatsoever ye would that men should do to you do ye even so to them."1 This precept is declared to be the foundation of our rule of duty towards one another; when correctly understood, it is the principal test by which to determine the moral character of our actions. It is a precept clear and comprehensive, and both practical and universal in its application; and with all, perhaps, the most perfect formula for the government of human actions that could have been conceive...

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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. 1858. Excerpt: ... We have thus attempted to give a kind of historical analysis of the laws and government of the institution of slavery in the p...

Format:PaperbackDimensions:160 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.34 inPublished:February 2, 2012Publisher:General Books LLCLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0217053718

ISBN - 13:9780217053716

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