An Inquiry Into the Law of Negro Slavery in the United States of America; To Which Is Prefixed, an Historical Sketch of Slavery

An Inquiry Into the Law of Negro Slavery in the United States of America; To Which Is Prefixed, an Historical Sketch 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. 1858 edition. Excerpt: ...from Meroe, the slightest trace of an Ethiopian civilization properly so called.' For many years, and during her prosperity, Meroe was an Egyptian dependency. So soon as she ' Cf. Heeren. Ideen. vol. i, p. 385, et seq. Oxford trans.; Ant.hon's Class. Dict. "Meroe," and authorities there cited; Morton's Crania Egyptiaca. ' Letter to John Pickering, translated in Types of Mankind, pp. 203, 204. became independent, and was " cut off from 'Egyptian blood and civilization, the influx of negroes deteriorated her people, until, by the fifth century after Christ, she sank amid the billows of surrounding African barbarism, mentally and physically obliterated forever." Were these truths doubtful before, the has-reliefs upon her monuments, and the inscriptions upon her pyramids, would dispel these doubts forever.' 40. Few have the hardihood to refer to Hayti, Jamaica, or even Liberia, as successful experiments of negro civilization. Their apologists beg for time, that the baneful influences of former slavery may be removed. Be it so. The reaction may come, but the fate of Meroe checks the hope of the philanthropist. ' "41. But passing from communities, when we ask for individual instances of superior intellect developed in the negro, we are referred to Origen, Cyprian, St. Augustine, Tertullian, Clemens Alexandrinus, and Cyril, among the fathers of the Church, to Hanno and Hannibal among warriors, and to Terence and Pha-adius among poets, as examples of strongly marked genius in the negro race. The reference excites a smile, and the answer is already given in'the fact, that the people inhabiting the northern portion of Africa, along the coast. of the Mediterranean Sea, are as...show more

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  • Paperback | 148 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 8mm | 277g
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  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236987527
  • 9781236987525