The American Crisis Considered (Classic Reprint)

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Fb&c Limited, Jan 18, 2018 - 330 pages
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As is invariably the case on the other side of the Atlantic. Civil war is fearful as well as slavery. But civil war, like other manslaughter, varies, ao cording to circumstances, from murder to justifiable homicide; and I hardly think we in England are quite competent to decide on the question of slavery, as it exists in the Southern States, upon the evi dence before us. At all events, no fair opportunity has yet been afforded them, either of explanation or of modification, of the recognised-evil, in the face of the coercion and abolition which has been the policy of the ruling portion of the Northern states men for the last twenty years. Errare humanum est. I may be wrong, but the very difficulty I have ex perienced in sifting and understanding the reasons adduced by either side for their action in this crisis has been the moving cause of my humbly endea vouring to afford others an opportunity of at least knowing the arguments and facts to be found au thenticated in these pages, and which appear to the.

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