Incidents of a Southern Tour; Or, the South, as Seen with Northern Eyes

Incidents of a Southern Tour; Or, the South, as Seen with Northern Eyes

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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. 1857 edition. Excerpt: ...to say, that all outside of Slave territory, have no interest in this question. The common brotherhood of man, is beginning to be acknowledged, and in whatever part of the world, one is being wronged by another, every other human being, though separated by the diameter of the earth, has a right to rebuke the oppressor, and say, " hands off, that suflering one is my brother, or sister." Should we ever legalize the evils of the North, deny their existence, treat a man to a coat of tar and feathers, who should dare to allude to them; then would the taunts and the jeers, of the South, and Doctor A., and the emphatic, " look at home," have some point and edge, and be in not so bad taste. Certainly, the love of man to his brother, human benefactions and sympathies, do not so abound, that there need be aword said to restrain their flow, either Northward or Southward, or from those in the old world, to us in the new. Let them flow far and wide, for there is no danger that the earth will be too soon relieved of her weight of woe and sorrow. CHAPTER XIV. BABY HOUSES. ON all the large and well conducted cotton, rice, and sugar plantations, of the South, there is what is called a, " Baby House." This is the only labor-saving institution, that we remember to have met with. Not very much to be commended for its humanity; but is in keeping with. the rest of the slave system. As soon after the birth of the child as possible, the mother must take her _ place in the field, and perform her allotted task. While all the children, from a few days, to four or five years old, are gathered into one cabin, and are placed under the care of some of the grandmothers, disabled or superanuated negresses, who are not able to work in...show more

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  • Paperback | 36 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 2mm | 82g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236824423
  • 9781236824424