American Slavery: And the Means of Its Abolition (Classic Reprint)

American Slavery And the Means of Its Abolition Classic Reprint Excerpt from American Slavery And the Means of Its AbolitionMore than forty years ago the writer of the following pages read Wilberforce s publications on the slave trade in which were described the

Excerpt from American Slavery And the Means of Its AbolitionMore than forty years ago the writer of the following pages read Wilberforce s publications on the slave trade, in which were described the various methods of procuring the slaves In Africa, the horrors of the middle passage, and their cruel treatment in the West Indies In perusing these statements of that greatExcerpt from American Slavery And the Means of Its AbolitionMore than forty years ago the writer of the following pages read Wilberforce s publications on the slave trade, in which were described the various methods of procuring the slaves In Africa, the horrors of the middle passage, and their cruel treatment in the West Indies In perusing these statements of that great philanthropist and friend of the injured African race, his feelings became, in some measure, enlisted in favor of the colored people of our land, and in opposition to the slavery upheld by our nanon.He was never sensible of feeling the prejudice against color, so often manifested but, in his intercourse with colored persons, treated them, as he would others And having them for many years as neighbors, and, not un frequently, as hired help, they were admitted to eat with the family at the same table.In 1824 he was invited to attend a political celebration on the 4th of July In declining the invitation, he noticed the inconsistency of our conduct in celebrating our liberty, founded upon the principle that all men are created free and equal, and proclaiming this self evident truth, and yet holding hundreds of thousands of our fellow men in degrading bondage.About the PublisherForgotten Books publishes hundreds of thousands of rare and classic books Find at forgottenbooksThis book is a reproduction of an important historical work Forgotten B

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