The Rights of Man in America by Theodore ParkerThe Rights of Man in America by Theodore Parker

The Rights of Man in America

byTheodore Parker

Paperback | January 12, 2012

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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. 1911. Not illustrated. Excerpt: ... VIII THE NEW CRIME AGAINST HUMANITY 1854 Since last we came together, there has been a man stolen in this city of our fathers. It is not the first; it may not be the last. He is now in the great slave pen in the city of Boston. He is there against the law of the Commonwealth, which, if I am rightly informed, in such cases prohibits the use of State edifices as United States jails. I may be mistaken. Any forcible attempt to take him from that barracoon of Boston, would be wholly without use. For besides the holiday soldiers who belong to the city of Boston, and are ready to shoot down their brothers in a just or an unjust cause, any day when the city government gives them its command and its liquor, I understand that, there are one hundred and eighty-four United States marines lodged in the court-house, every man of them furnished with a musket and a bayonet, with his side arms, and twenty-four ball cartridges. They are stationed also in a very strong building, and where five men, in a passage-way, about the width of this pulpit, ran defend it against five-and-twenty, or a hundred. To "keep the peace," the mayor, who, the other day "regretted the arrest " of our brother, Anthony Burns, and declared that his sympathies were wholly with the alleged fugitive -- and of course wholly against the claimant and the marshal -- in order to keep the peace of the city, the mayor must become corporal of the guard for kidnappers from Virginia. He must keep ihe peace of our city, and defend these guests of Boston over the graves, the unmonumented graves, of John Hancock and Samuel Adams. A man has been killed by violence. Some say he was killed by his own coadjutors: I can easily believe it; there is evidence enough that they were greatly frightened. They were not United States...
Title:The Rights of Man in AmericaFormat:PaperbackDimensions:138 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.3 inPublished:January 12, 2012Publisher:General Books LLCLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0217368697

ISBN - 13:9780217368698