Wendell Phillips, orator and agitator by Lorenzo SearsWendell Phillips, orator and agitator by Lorenzo Sears

Wendell Phillips, orator and agitator

byLorenzo Sears

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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. 1909. Excerpt: ... XVI RECALL TO FTRST PRIN£IELES (1858-1859) EARLY in the year 1858 Phillips attempted to stir up the flagging zeal and to rouse the failing courage of Massachusetts abolitionists by recounting the victories they had won. It had been recommended that they be indicted, and a certain Governor had urged sending them to prison. Instead, they came to the State House, where they had obtained one by one everything they had ever asked for in removing qualifications from universal freedom. Now, they wanted Massachusetts to stand up for her rights in Congress and to protect her representative on legal business in South Carolina and to redress the wrong inflicted on her Senator Sumner. From sundry strictures made on the Republican party it was plain that Phillips had little expectation that it would follow his suggestions within the next twenty years, but the thought of political action was growing more familiar to him, and if it could be brought up to abolition standards something might be done to produce a catastrophe. If it, could not uproot an institution, the North might be withdrawn from support of slavery and responsibility for it. But abolition by Congress, if it were possible, would be GROUNDS FOR ENCOURAGEMENT 191 preceded by disunion. Therefore, the main result must have appeared to be hopelessly receding, and the slave system to be intrenching itself in its strongholds. This would have been still plainer if preparations which were being made in its favour had been known to the North as they were to the South. But just then Buchanan was diverting attention by his message recommending the admission of Kansas on the pro-slavery basis of the Lecompton constitution, which was "to put a final end to the slavery agitation in Congress." This finality had been...
Title:Wendell Phillips, orator and agitatorFormat:PaperbackDimensions:108 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.22 inPublished:February 6, 2012Publisher:General Books LLCLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0217419704

ISBN - 13:9780217419703