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Democracy in America Vol 1.

Author(s): Alexis de Tocqueville
ISBN: 1151050814
Published date: 30th of November 1834
Tags: Democracy in America, Alexis de Tocqueville, Philosophy

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Book may have numerous typos, missing text, images, or index. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. 1863. Excerpt: ... depriving it of its rights; but the Americans of the United States have accomplished this twofold purpose with singular felicity, tranquilly, legally, philanthropically, without shedding blood, and without violating a single great principle of morality in the eyes of the world.* It is impossible to destroy men with more respect for the laws of humanity. SITUATION OF THE BLACK POPULATION IN THE UNITED STATES, AND DANGERS WITH WHICH ITS PRESENCE THREATENS THE WHITES. Why it is more difficult to abolish Slavery, and to efface all Vestiges of it amongst the Moderns, than it was amongst the Ancients. --In the United States, the Prejudices of the Whites against the Blacks seem to increase in Proportion as Slavery is abolished. -- Situation of the Negroes in the Northern and Southern States. -- Why the Americans abolish Slavery. -- Servitude, which debases the Slave, impoverishes the Master. -- Contrast between the left and the right Bank of the Ohio. -- To what attributable. -- The Black Race, as well as Slavery, recedes towards the South. -- Explanation of this Fact. -- Difficulties attendant upon the Abolition of Slavery in the South. --Dangers to come. -- General Anxiety. -- Foundation of a Black Colony in Africa. -- Why the Americans of the South increase the Hardships of Slavery, whilst they are distressed at its Continuance. The Indians will perish in the same isolated condition in which they have lived; but the destiny of the Negroes is in some measure interwoven with that of the Europeans. These two races are fastened to each other without intermingling; and they are alike unable to separate entirely or to combine. The most formidable of all the ills which threaten the future of the Union arises from the presence of a black population upon its territory; and in contemplating the c...

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