The Life of Lyman Trumbull

The Life of Lyman Trumbull

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"[...]Northern States. Public sentiment turned against it in Massachusetts, but all attempts to abolish it there by act of the legislature failed. Its death-blow was given by a judicial decision in 1783 in a case where a master was prosecuted, convicted, and fined forty shillings for beating a slave.[4] Public opinion sustained this judgment, although there had been no change in the law since the time when the Pequot Indians were sent by shiploads to the Bermudas to be exchanged for negroes. If masters could not punish their slaves in their discretion, -if slaves had any rights which white men were bound to respect, -slavery was virtually dead. No law could kill it more effectually. In one way and another the emancipation movement extended southward to and including Pennsylvania in the later years of the eighteenth century. Nearly all the statesmen of the Revolution looked upon the institution with disfavor and[...]."show more

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  • Paperback | 448 pages
  • 152 x 229 x 23mm | 594g
  • Createspace
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1507526776
  • 9781507526774