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An essay on liberty and slavery

Author: Albert Taylor Bledsoe
Publisher: Philadelphia : J.B. Lippincott & Co., 1856.
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"In replying to the others, we are conscious that we have often used strong language; for which, however, we have no apology to offer. We have dealt with their arguments and positions rather than with their motives and characters. If, in pursuing this course, we have often spoken strongly, we merely beg the reader to consider whether we have not also spoken justly. We have certainly not spoken without provocation.  Read more...
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Bledsoe, Albert Taylor, 1809-1877.
Essay on liberty and slavery.
Philadelphia : J.B. Lippincott & Co., 1856
(DLC) 11006914
(OCoLC)1967097
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Albert Taylor Bledsoe
OCLC Number: 47933263
Description: 1 online resource (4, 9-383 pages)
Contents: The nature of civil liberty --
he arguments and positions of abolitionists --
The argument from the Scriptures --
The argument from the public good --
The fugitive slave law.
Responsibility: by Albert Taylor Bledsoe.

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"In replying to the others, we are conscious that we have often used strong language; for which, however, we have no apology to offer. We have dealt with their arguments and positions rather than with their motives and characters. If, in pursuing this course, we have often spoken strongly, we merely beg the reader to consider whether we have not also spoken justly. We have certainly not spoken without provocation. For even these men--the very lights and ornaments of abolitionism--have seldom condescended to argue the great question of Liberty and Slavery with us as with equals. On the contrary, they habitually address us as if nothing but a purblind ignorance of the very first elements of moral science could shield our minds against the force of their irresistible arguments. In the overflowing exuberance of their philanthropy, they take pity of our most lamentable moral darkness, and graciously condescend to teach us the very A B C of ethical philosophy! Hence, if we have deemed it a duty to lay bare their pompous inanities, showing them to be no oracles, and to strip their pitiful sophisms of the guise of a profound philosophy, we trust that no impartial reader will take offence at such vindication of the South against her accusers and despisers"--Introduction. (PsycINFO Database Record (c) 2008 APA, all rights reserved).

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