The War, and how to End it

Paperback | October 12, 2012

byWilliam Neill Slocum

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1861 edition. Excerpt: ... the planters of that island assured him that the negroes were industriously disposed, the schools were prosperous, and the churches well attended. The police reports prove that capital offenses mucn decreased in number; that the principal crimes were breaches of contract, owing as much to the injustice of the planter as to the dishonesty of the negro. The Governor of Tabago, in 1857, said that a more industrious class does not exist in the world than the freed slaves of that island. Rev. Mr. Bleby, for thirty years a missionary in the West Indies, asserts that in Barbadoes, where he resided after emancipation, the criminal statistics compare favorably with any country under heaven. Lrd John Russell says: "None of the most inveterate opponents of emancipation now allege that the free negroes have turned robbers, plunderers, or bloodthirsty insurgents." The good results of British "West India emancipation were much more apparent in those islands where the slaves were freed unconditionally, as in Antigua, and the Bahamas, and less favorable in the others, where the slaves were held several years as apprentices to prepare them for "freedom. Jamaica shows a darker picture than any other, but even there the condition of the negro has been much improved uince complete emancipation. Rev. Mr. Bleby "Being determined to perpetuate slavery, the planters resolved to do all they could to keep their people in heathen darkness. The whole white population of Jamaica banded themselves together in an association-which they called the Colonial Union, the avowed object of which was to drive every instructor of the negro from the island. Eighteen churches were levelled to the ground. They dragged the missionaries to prison, treated them with brutal...

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1861 edition. Excerpt: ... the planters of that island assured him that the negroes were industriously disposed, the schools were prosper...

Format:PaperbackDimensions:20 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.04 inPublished:October 12, 2012Publisher:General Books LLCLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0217613497

ISBN - 13:9780217613491

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