Fisher Sidney George - The laws of race as connected with slavery

Author : Fisher Sidney George
Title : The laws of race as connected with slavery
Year : 1860

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The attention of government, the debates of Congress, the public press, and the thoughts of the people, have been almost exclusively occupied, for the last five or six years, by questions of law and policy, arising out of the all-absorbing topic of slavery. To understand that subject, however, we must go deeper. Slavery does not rest on the Constitution or laws as a basis, but they on it. It is not the creature, but the director of our policy. It is a permanent, commanding flict in our country, and may not be disregarded. To manage it rightly, is the great problem of our politics, for it has power over us and our destiny. Slavery has a nature of its own, according to which we must shape our measures, if we would be safe and prosper. What is that nature ? ...

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