Southern Slavery In Its Present Aspects; Containing A Reply To A Late Work Of The Bishop Of Vermont…

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byDaniel Raynes Goodwin

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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. 1864. Excerpt: ... CHAPTER VI. SLAVERY AND ETHICS. SLAVEHOLDEES and their advocates are accustomed to give proof of their extraordinary piety by their constant devout recognition of Divine Providence. This belongs almost as invariably to the staple of their argument as does the curse of Ham or the Epistle to Philemon. What brought the Negroes from Africa? Not the wickedness of the slave trade, but Divine Providence. What perpetuates their bondage? Not the cupidity of their masters, but Divine Providence. What deprives them of their rights? Not the iniquitous course of men, but the Providence of God. The prohibition of their instruction, the infliction of cruel treatment, the system of concubinage, the compulsory separation of families--these are all dispensations of God's holy Providence. And if the slaves are now to be emancipated, it will be brought about in the Providence of God, in his own good time; and men must beware of meddling with God's work, or attempting to forestall the Pivine decrees. Says Bishop Hopkins: "If any man can seriously contemplate the awful debasement of the native Africans, and candidly compare it with the present condition of the Southern slaves, and then denounce as a sin the means which Divine Providence has chosen to save them from their former state of wretched barbarism, I can only say that I am at a loss whether I should be most astonished at the waywardness of his heart, or the blindness of his understanding." "In the Providence of God, the negro slavery of the South has been the means of saving millions of those poor creatures from the horrible state in which they must otherwise have lived and died." Observe, by the way, that this argument justifies the slave trade even more directly than it does the "negro slavery of the South." And furt...

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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. 1864. Excerpt: ... CHAPTER VI. SLAVERY AND ETHICS. SLAVEHOLDEES and their advocates are accustomed to give proof of their extraordinary piety by ...

Format:PaperbackDimensions:94 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.19 inPublished:February 4, 2012Publisher:General Books LLCLanguage:English

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