An Englishman's Travels in America

An Englishman's Travels in America : His Observations of Life and Manners in the Free and Slave States

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An Outsiders Observation of Slavery in North America - An Englishman's Travels in America - His Observations of Life and Manners in the Free and Slave States by J. Benwell - Some of the incidents related in the following pages will be found to bear upon, and tend forcibly to corroborate, the miseries so patiently endured by the African race, in a vaunted land of freedom and enlightenment, whose inhabitants assert, with ridiculous tenacity, that their government and laws are based upon the principle, "That all men in the sight of God are equal," and the wrongs of whose victims have of late been so touchingly and truthfully illustrated by that eminent philanthropist, Mrs. Stowe, to the eternal shame of the upholders of the system, and the fearful incubus of guilt and culpability that will render for ever infamous, if the policy is persisted in, the nationality of America. Well may the benevolent Doctor Percival in his day have said, when writing on the iniquitous system of slave holding and traffic, that "Life and liberty with the powers of enjoyment dependent on them are the common and inalienable gifts of bounteous heaven. To seize them by force is rapine; to exchange for them the wares of Manchester or Birminghan is improbity, for it is to barter without reciprocal gain, to give the stones of the brook for the gold of Ophir."show more

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  • Paperback | 108 pages
  • 177.8 x 254 x 6.35mm | 267.62g
  • Createspace
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1514619830
  • 9781514619834