In Advocacy of Enslaving the Irish – Philanthropos, 1838 (Satire)
In Advocacy of Enslaving the Irish – Philanthropos, 1838 (Satire) This article was originally titled “A Measure of Expediency”, which was likely a title with a dual meaning,one implying it is a measure rooted in expediency, and the other being a reference to the, implicitly presumed,excesses […]
Twenty Points Against Abolishing Slavery – George Fitzhugh
Twenty Points Against Abolishing Slavery– George Fitzhugh, A controversy on slavery, Pages: 5-14, 1857 The 20 points are taken from the published debate between George Fitzhugh and the abolitionist A. Hogeboom,in which Fitzhugh set out to pose a list of challenges for, and arguments against, abolition. […]
A Negro That Prefers Slavery – The Chattanooga Daily Times, 1908
A Negro That Prefers Slavery – The Chattanooga Daily Times, 1908 Henry Strother, of whom I am about to write, voices the sentiments of the greater majority of ex-slaves. Of averageheight, somewhat feeble in movement, of a bronze color with snow white hair and beard, Henry […]
The Thrall System
The Thrall System Amongst the legally codified Germanic castes of the 6th-14th centuries were the thrall, slaves, who were the property ofthe higher castes, which were the noblemen and freemen. They were recognized as chattel and were bought, sold, andused as general elements of economic production […]
Does Not Carry Both Ways – Unknown, 7/27/1859 (A Critique of the Underground Railroad)
Does Not Carry Both Ways – Unknown, 7/27/1859(A Critique of the Underground Railroad) The Underground Railroad does not carry passengers both ways. it has active runners on the borders of the slave States,instructed to stimulate, by all sorts of appliances, negroes to run away, and to […]
Pro-Slavery Thoughts from Hinton Rowan Helper (The Land of Gold Pages 221-222, 1855)
Pro-Slavery Thoughts from Hinton Rowan Helper (The Land of Gold Pages 221-222, 1855) Pro-slavery thoughts from the, to be, author of “The Impending Crisis” “Nicaragua can never fulfil its destiny until it introduces negro slavery. Nothing but slave labor can ever subdue its forestsor cultivate its […]
Thoughts on Familial Separation Within Slavery
Thoughts on Familial Separation Within Slavery One of the most frequent, and longest enduring, critiques of slavery, encapsulating all variants, is the forced dissolution ofbonds of kinship through sale, labor allocation, or selective forced emancipation. The separation of youths from their parents,brothers and sisters, or relatives […]
The Challenge Accepted- George Fitzhugh, 10/10/1856
The Challenge Accepted- George Fitzhugh, 10/10/1856 Having lent my Liberator to a friend, I did not discover, till few days since, Mr. A. Hogeboom’s repealed challengeto me, to discuss the subject of slavery. The terms of his letter leave me no alternative. I have accepted his […]
Old Slavery Days – Uncle Zeb, 11/13/1896
Old Slavery Days – Uncle Zeb, 11/13/1896 If I had to he born over again, and could have my way about it, Id be a nigger down south in slavery days-a thousand dollarnigger. He was the happiest mortal on earth. He never heard of a new […]
The Pro-Slavery Argument of Bernard Romans, 1776 (A Concise Natural History of East and West Florida Pages: 104-112)
The Pro-Slavery Argument of Bernard Romans, 1776 (A Concise Natural History of East and West Florida Pages: 104-112) The late foolish, not to call them cruel, attempts of settling East Florida by whites from Europe (i mean as well from England asfrom the Levant) are likewise […]
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