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35 Slavery Quotes

I do not see how a barbarous community and a civilized community can constitute a state. I think we must get rid of slavery or we must get rid of freedom.

Ralph Waldo Emerson Quotes , Source: The Assault upon Mr. Sumner's Speech

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Corrupted freemen are the worst of slaves.

David Garrick Quotes , Source: Prologue to Edward Moore's Gamesters

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Resolved, That the compact which exists between the North and the South is a covenant with death and an agreement with hell; involving both parties in atrocious criminality, and should be immediately annulled. - William Lloyd Garrison,

William Lloyd Garrison Quotes , Source: adopted by the Massachusetts Anti-Slavery Society at Fanueil Hall

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The man who gives me employment, which I must have or suffer, that man is my master, let me call him what I will.

Henry George Quotes , Source: Social Problems (ch. V)

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Cotton is King.

James H. Hammond Quotes , Source: a phrase used in the U.S. Senate

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Whatever day Makes man a slave, takes half his worth away.

Homer ("Smyrns of Chios") Quotes , Source: The Odyssey (bk. XVII, l. 392), (Pope's translation)

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[England] a soil whose air is deemed too pure for slaves to breathe in.

Capel Lofft Quotes , Source: Reports (p. 2, Margrave's Argument)

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They are slaves who fear to speak For the fallen and the weak; . . . . They are slaves who dare not be In the right with two or three.

James Russell Lowell Quotes , Source: Stanzas on Freedom (last stanza)

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The air of England has long been too pure for a slave, and every man is free who breathes it.

Sir James Mansfield Quotes , Source: said in the case of a black man, James Somerset, carried from Africa to Jamaica and sold

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Where bastard Freedom waves Her fustian flag in mockery over slaves.

Thomas Moore Quotes , Source: To the Lord Viscount Forbes, written from the City of Washington

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