America: a History: I. The United States. II. The Dominion of Canada. III. South America, &c

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T. Nelson and sons, 1882 - America - 564 pages
 

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Page 193 - Our new government is founded upon exactly the opposite ideas ; its foundations are laid, its corner-stone rests upon the great truth that the negro is not equal to the white man; that slavery, subordination to the superior race, is his natural and normal condition.
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Page 93 - Howe gazed at the mushroom fortress with astonishment, as it loomed indistinctly, but grandly, through a morning fog. " The rebels," exclaimed he, " have done more work in one night, than my whole army would have done in one month.
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Page 121 - The scene is at last closed. I feel myself eased of a load of public care. I hope to spend the remainder of my days in cultivating the affections of good men, and in the practice of the domestic virtues.

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