The Gospel of Slavery

The Gospel of Slavery : A Primer of Freedom

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B Stands for Bloodhound On merciless fangs The Slaveholder feels that his "property" hangs, And the dog and the master are hot on the track, To torture or bring the black fugitive back. The weak has but fled from the hand of the strong, Asserting the right and resisting the wrong, While he who exults in a skin that is white, A Bloodhound employs in asserting his might. -O chivalry-layman and dogmatist-priest, Say, which is the monster-the man, or the beast? How long is it since Southern papers advertised the offers of rival hunters of fugitive Negroes, who claimed that they had the best bloodhounds, &c.? Truly an honorable and manly vocation. Runaway Slaves were advertised as having been torn by the dogs, thus and so, on former occasions of flight, and large rewards were offered for the capture of such ingrates, dead or alive! Shall not specimens of these advertisements be some day included in the literary curiosities of civilization?show more

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  • Paperback | 52 pages
  • 215.9 x 279.4 x 3.05mm | 181.44g
  • Createspace Independent Publishing Platform
  • United States
  • English
  • Large type / large print
  • Large Print
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1508481679
  • 9781508481676

About Iron Gray

Once slavery in America was not seen as radical. It became, instead, a revolutionary idea that slaves should be freed. When we have lived under a pernicious power long enough, no matter how oppressive, we grow so accustomed to the yoke that its removal seems frightening, even wrong. GERRY L. SPENCE, From Freedom to Slavery Talk about slavery! It is not the peculiar institution of the South. It exists wherever men are bought and sold, wherever a man allows himself to be made a mere thing or a tool, and surrenders his inalienable rights of reason and conscience. Indeed, this slavery is more complete than that which enslaves the body alone.... I never yet met with, or heard of, a judge who was not a slave of this kind, and so the finest and most unfailing weapon of injustice. He fetches a slightly higher price than the black men only because he is a more valuable slave. HENRY DAVID THOREAU, journal, Dec. 4, 1860show more

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