The Workers In American History by James OnealThe Workers In American History by James Oneal

The Workers In American History

byJames Oneal

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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. 1921 edition. Excerpt: ... "The American Revolution," p. 92. "Hobbes and the Philosophers," writes Paul Lafargue, "who speak of natural right, natural religion, natural philosophy, are lending to Dame Nature their notions of right, religion and philosophy,-which are anything but natural. What should we say of the mathematician who should attribute to nature his concepts of the metric system and should philosophize on the natural meter and millimeter?"--Lafargue, Social and Philosophical Studies," p. 117, footnote. the forces demanding separation from Great Britain when that government laid a tax on rum and molasses. This act aroused the Puritan slavers of New England, whose "eternal principles" and profits were based on the slave trade in negroes. "If the infamy of holding slaves belongs to the South," writes McMaster, "the greater infamy of supplying slaves must be shared by England and the North. While the states were yet colonies, to buy negroes and sell them into slavery had become a source of profit to the inhabitants of many New England towns.... Molasses brougnt from Jamaica was turned to rum; the rum dispatched to Africa bought negroes; the negroes, carried to Jamaica or the Southern ports, were exchanged for molasses, which, in turn, taken back to New England was quickly made into rum."10 This trade was seriously hampered by the tax mentioned as it decreased the profits of the slavers. The rum was a delicacy also much prized by ministers of God.11 This traffic had developed early in the history of the colonies and the slave owners of the South pointed to it as an example of the hypocrisy of New England which denounced slavery. In 1736 Colonel William Byrd, of Virginia, wrote to the Earl of Egmont the following sarcastic letter regarding the pretensions of...
Title:The Workers In American HistoryFormat:PaperbackDimensions:70 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.15 inPublished:October 12, 2012Publisher:General Books LLCLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0217648118

ISBN - 13:9780217648110