Two Tracts for the Times; The One Entitled Negro-Slavery, No Evil by B. F. Stringfellow, of Missouri. the Other, an Answer to the Inquiry Is It Exp

Two Tracts for the Times; The One Entitled Negro-Slavery, No Evil by B. F. Stringfellow, of Missouri. the Other, an Answer to the Inquiry Is It Exp

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1855 edition. Excerpt: ...fortify it and render it invincible, but, where, as in our coun try, the slave is of a different race, marked and set apart by his color, it elevates the character not only of the master, the actual owner of slaves, but of all who wear the color of the freeman. With us, color not money marks the class: black is the badge of slavery; white the color of the freeman: and the white man, however poor, whatever be his occupation, feels himself a sovereign. Though his estate be but an empty title, he will not disgrace his station by stooping for money's sake to become the slave of another: he will treat with others as his equals, exchange his labor for their money, not honored by their service, but reciprocating the favor of equal to equal. His class respects him, with the jealousy of rank will stand by him, and for the sake.of their order will sustain him. Not only does negro slavery thus elevate the character of the white man, it ennobles woman. Believed by the slave from the abject toil, the servile condition to which the white woman is so often subjected by necessity where negro slavery does not exist, and which strip her of woman's greatest charm, modesty; which make of her the rude, drudging, despised servant of a harsh master; the white woman becomes, as she is fitted to be, not the slave, but the queen of her household, fit mate for a sovereign. "Virtuous, modest, sensitive, retiring, her only ambition to merit the love of her husband, her only pride to point to her children and say, "these are my jewels;" worshipped in her sphere, her gentle sway undisputed, the white woman in the slaveholding States needs no conventions to give her her rights. Whether she be the mistress of a mansion, or the humble tenant of a cabin, to her the...show more

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  • Paperback | 26 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 1mm | 68g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236529464
  • 9781236529466