The Anti-Slavery Crusade: A Chronicle of the Gathering Storm

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Cosimo, Inc., 1. 1. 2005 - Počet stran: 260
There is no evidence that there was any direct connection between the publication of the Liberator and the servile insurrection which occurred during the following August. It was, however, but natural that the South should associate the two events. A few utterances of the paper were fitted, if not intended, to incite insurrection. One passage reads: ... "Rather than see men wearing their chains in a cowardly and servile spirit, I would, as an advocate of peace, much rather see them breaking the heads of the tyrant with their chains."-from "The Turning Point"It's the rare history book that offers first-person knowledge combined with an understanding of the grander context in which the events depicted too place, but we have such a unique confluence in this 1919 book. Jesse May, born into a family of Midwest abolitionists and a Quaker noncombatant during the Civil War, grew up to become a respected historian and political scientist, and he brings his unusual perspective on slavery and abolition in America to this concise, clear-headed survey. From an expurgated tidbit condemning slavery in an early draft of the Declaration of Independence to the particular power of women in the antislavery movement, Macy's work is a brief but devastating argument about hypocrisy, democracy, and freedom in America in the mid-19th century.American political scientist JESSE MACY (1842-1919) was a professor at Grinnell College. He wrote extensively on political, social, and civic matters.

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INTRODUCTION Page
1
THE GEOGRAPHY OF THE CRUSADE
14
EARLY CRUSADERS
27
THE TURNINGPOINT
54
THE VINDICATION OF LIBERTY
67
THE SLAVERY ISSUE IN POLITICS
85
THE PASSING OF THE WHIG PARTY
98
VOL THE UNDERGROUND RAILROAD 112
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BOOKS AS ANTISLAVERY WEAPONS 131
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BLEEDING KANSAS 144
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KANSAS AND BUCHANAN 182
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THE SUPREME COURT IN POLITICS 191
191
JOHN BROWN
203
BIBLIOGRAPHICAL NOTE 233
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INDEX 237
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Strana 7 - Determined to keep open a market where MEN should be bought and sold, he has prostituted his negative for suppressing every legislative attempt to prohibit or to restrain this execrable commerce.
Strana 55 - I will be as harsh as truth, and as uncompromising as justice. On this subject, I do not wish to think, or speak, or write, with moderation. No! no! Tell a man whose house is on fire, to give a moderate alarm; tell him to moderately rescue his wife from the hands of...
Strana 6 - He has waged cruel war against human nature itself, violating its most sacred rights of life and liberty in the persons of a distant people who never offended him, captivating and carrying them into slavery in another hemisphere, or to incur miserable death in their transportation thither.
Strana 56 - We also maintain that there are, at the present time, the highest obligations resting upon the people of the free States, to remove slavery by moral and political action, as prescribed in the Constitution of the United States.
Strana 12 - ... that you will be pleased to countenance the restoration of liberty to those unhappy men, who alone, in this land of freedom, are degraded into perpetual bondage, and who, amidst the general joy of surrounding freemen, are groaning in servile subjection ; that you will devise means for removing this inconsistency from the character of the American people ; that you will promote mercy and justice...
Strana 111 - ... slavery agitation in congress; and therefore, the Democratic party of the Union, standing on this national platform, will abide by and adhere to a faithful execution of the acts known as the compromise measures, settled by the congress of 1850; ''the act for reclaiming fugitives from service or labor," included; which act, being designed to carry out an express provision of the constitution, cannot.
Strana 56 - The compact which exists between the North and the South is a covenant with death and an agreement with Hell — involving both parties in atrocious criminality and should be immediately annulled.
Strana 59 - Rather than see men wearing their chains in a cowardly and servile spirit, I would, as an advocate of peace, much rather see them breaking the head of the tyrant with their chains. Give me, as a non-resistant, Bunker Hill, and Lexington, and Concord, rather than the cowardice and servility of a Southern slaveplantation.
Strana 63 - ... you may put him under any process which, without destroying his value as a slave, will debase and crush him as a rational being; you may do this, and the idea that he was born to be free will survive it all. It is allied to his hope of immortality; it is...

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