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" The whole commerce between master and slave is a perpetual exercise of the most boisterous passions; the most unremitting despotism on the one part, and degrading submissions on the other. "
A compendium of American literature, arranged by C.D. Cleveland. Stereotyped ed - Page 76
edited by - 1862
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Ought American Slavery to be Perpetuated?: A Debate Between Rev. W.G ...

William Gannaway Brownlow - Slavery - 1868 - 301 pages
...our people, produced by the existence of slavery among us. The whole commerce between most of slaves is a perpetual exercise of the most boisterous passions...one part, and degrading submissions on the other." ****** 20* "And can the liberties of a nation be thought secure, when we have removed their only firm...
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Haiti, History, and the Gods

Joan Dayan, Colin Dayan - History - 1998 - 339 pages
...appetite for lust and cruelty. Writing his Notes on the State of Virginia, Thomas Jefferson warned: "The whole commerce between master and slave is a...boisterous passions, the most unremitting despotism on one part, and degrading submissions on the other."126 But no matter how degrading, how despotic the...
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Give Me Liberty: Freeing Ourselves in the Twenty-First Century

Gerry Spence - Family & Relationships - 1999 - 384 pages
...spoke of their hatred of slavery. Jefferson, in his Notes on the State of Virginia, wrote in 1781, "The whole commerce between master and slave is a...other. Our children see this, and learn to imitate it." More recently, Jefferson has been seen as a theoretical abolitionist. But it would require the most...
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Sally Hemings & Thomas Jefferson: History, Memory, and Civic Culture

Jan Lewis, Peter S. Onuf - History - 1999 - 280 pages
...relationship of the races that lived so close together is both shockingly true and sadly incomplete: "The whole commerce between master and slave is a...other. Our children see this, and learn to imitate it."2 * Monticello was already a place of stories, before ever its owner had settled on a name for...
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The Problem of Slavery in the Age of Revolution, 1770-1823

David Brion Davis - Social Science - 1999 - 577 pages
...major political leader in the South. Nor were there many planters in any country who could write that the whole commerce between master and slave is a perpetual...other. Our children see this, and learn to imitate it.13 Such rhetoric soon acquired a life of its own, transmuting the "Jefferson image" into an antislavery...
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Speeches that Changed the World

Owen Collins - History - 1999 - 440 pages
...Governor of Virginia, guiding that state through the troubled last years of the American Revolution. The whole commerce between master and slave is a perpetual...unremitting despotism on the one part, and degrading submission on the other. Our children see this and learn to imitate it; for man is an imitative animal....
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A Documentary History of Slavery in North America

Willie Lee Nichols Rose - History - 1999 - 537 pages
...conversation? "The whole commerce between master and slave," says our author himself, in another place, "is a perpetual exercise of the most boisterous passions:...one part, and degrading submissions on the other." Surely, intercourse of this kind cannot be very improving to these people, nor ought their minds to...
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Sally Hemings: A Novel

Barbara Chase-Riboud - Fiction - 2000 - 368 pages
...determined that Thomas Jefferson would not be guilty of: the crime of miscegenation. MONTICELLO, 1815 The whole commerce between master and slave is a perpetual...submissions on the other. Our children see this, and leam to imitate it; for man is an imitative animal. This quality is the germ of all education in him....
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The Crescent Obscured: The United States and the Muslim World, 1776-1815

Robert Allison - History - 2000 - 266 pages
...Americans at home, particularly in the Southern states, would be offended by his candid opinions on slavery. "The whole commerce between master and slave...one part, and degrading submissions on the other." This described the relationship of master and slave in the United States but also the relationship,...
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Jefferson's Empire: The Language of American Nationhood

Peter S. Onuf - Biography & Autobiography - 2000 - 250 pages
...striking. In XVIII ("Manners") Jefferson depicted a deeply divided state on the verge of civil war: "The whole commerce between master and slave is a...one part, and degrading submissions on the other." The slaves clearly had no "amor patriae," no property in or loyalty to the country in which they labored;...
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