William Lloyd Garrison

Paperback | February 8, 2012

byJohn Jay Chapman

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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.1921 Excerpt: ... VII THE MAN OF ACTION In calling up the spirit of Garrison out of the irrecoverable past we must never forget that he was but a part of something;--we must call up the whole epoch. Garrison was as much an outcome of slavery as was "Uncle Tom's Cabin " or John C. Calhoun. He is a spiritual product; he is that suppressed part of man's nature, which could not co-exist with slavery. He is like a fiery salamander, who should emerge during a glacial epoch--crawling out from a volcano that was all the time hidden beneath the ice-crust. It is through the hot breath of this salamander that verdure is to be brought back to the earth, and the benign climate of modern life restored to America.-To the conservative minds of his own time he appeared to be a monster; and he was a monster--a monster of virtue, a monster of love,a monster of power. Let us not judge but only examine him. Fortunately the materials are abundant, the r record is complete. His life in four enormous volumes has been written by his children; and the children of Garrison suppress nothing. We are brought into absolute contact with all of Garrison's singularities. This biography is not a critical work: it is, one might say, a work of idolatry. Every little battle is fought over again, and every word or gesture of the protagonist is deemed sacred. The reader feels oppressed by the one-sidedness of this procedure. One becomes sorry for the other actors in the great drama: for after all, these men could not help it that they were not Garrison; they seem to live out their lives under the pitiful inferiority of not being Garrison. For instance, Cassius M. Clay of Kentucky went to Yale College, and was, as a youth, converted to Anti-slavery by a lecture of Garrison's at New Haven. Clay returned to Kentucky,...

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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.1921 Excerpt: ... VII THE MAN OF ACTION In calling up the spirit of Garrison out of the irrecoverable past we must never forget that he was but a ...

Format:PaperbackDimensions:58 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.12 inPublished:February 8, 2012Publisher:General Books LLCLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0217149847

ISBN - 13:9780217149846

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