The Great Republic Judged, But Not Destroyed; Or, the Beginning and End of Slavery

The Great Republic Judged, But Not Destroyed; Or, the Beginning and End of Slavery

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1865 edition. Excerpt: ...of the cruelties and horrors of the slave-trade. We are driven, therefore, to the conclusion, that the states which kept the market, and encouraged and rewarded the kidnappers, while carrying on the diabolical traflic, are, really, the guilty and responsible parties. It is now two hundred and forty-three years, since the first cargo of slaves was landed on our shores. And what does the history of the peculiar institution exhibit, as it has existed in these states, during that period? I do not exaggerate, when I say, that the blood of not less than two hundred thousand slaves, is crying to heaven for vengeance, from this soil of freedom, whose death was caused by blows and wounds inflicted, in the severity of punishment, by the inhumanity of masters and overseers. There has been no reckoning, no cents1t'onement. The law of man did not even demand a legal investigation. Their life was crushed out of them, by a crime, but no notice was taken thereof. May we suppose, or can we believe that the Divine Legislator, will, in like manner, ignore the existence of his law against crime, and pass by this numerous class of ofl'enders and murderers, without the least notice. Will He also turn a deaf ear to those unavailing cries for mercy, which those murdered slaves poured in vain in the ears of the tyrants, when sinking under the hand of violence, into death? N ol His law is perfect, and so rigidly just, that, not the slightest infraction thereof, can go unnoticedl We believe this--we must believe it, if we believe in His existence at all! About the year 1832, I spent a few months in Greene County, in the State of Alabama. It was the first year of my residence in the Slave States. In the immediate neighborhood, where I sojourned, ther
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  • Paperback | 52 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 3mm | 109g
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236744349
  • 9781236744340