History of the Colored Race in America

Front Cover
Heritage Books, 2003 - History - 608 pages

From inside the book

What people are saying - Write a review

We haven't found any reviews in the usual places.

Contents

COLOR A Law of NATURE RISE OF WHITES AMONG THE NEGROES
7
Rev ROBERT MOFFATGOES TO AFRICA CONVERSES WITH A NATIVE
91
SLAVERY IN AMERICA ESTABLISHED BY CUSTOM RAPID INCREASE
132
CHAPTER VIII
166
CHAPTER IX
186
CHAPTER X
195
CHAPTER XII
213
CHAPTER XIV
235
CHAPTER XVIII
307
CHAPTER XX
330
CHAPTER XXI
354
CHAPTER XXII
389
CHAPTER XXIII
408
CHAPTER XXVI
446
CHAPTER XXVII
457
CHAPTER XXIX
480

The Civil WarCAUSES THAT PRODUCED IT THE ATTACK ON FORT
244
CHAPTER XVI
259
CHAPTER XVII
283
CIVIL AND POLITICAL Rights PRINCIPLES OF THE DECLARATION OF INDE
535
APPENDIX
592
Copyright

Other editions - View all

Common terms and phrases

Popular passages

Page 279 - She leaned far out on the window-sill, And shook it forth with a royal will. ' Shoot, if you must, this old gray head, But spare your country's flag,
Page 172 - Determined to keep open a market where MEN should be bought and sold, he has prostituted his negative for suppressing every legislative attempt to prohibit or to restrain this execrable commerce.
Page 389 - ABOU BEN ADHEM (may his tribe increase!) Awoke one night from a deep dream of peace, And saw within the moonlight in his room, Making it rich and like a lily in bloom, An angel writing in a book of gold: Exceeding peace had made Ben Adhem bold, And to the presence in the room he said, "What writest thou?" The vision raised its head, And, with a look made of all sweet accord, Answered, "The names of those who love the Lord.
Page 372 - Why should there not be a patient confidence in the ultimate justice of the people? Is there any better or equal hope in the world? In our present differences, is either party without faith of being in the right? If the Almighty Ruler of Nations, with His eternal truth and justice, be on your side of the North, or on yours of the South, that truth and that justice will surely prevail by the judgment of this great tribunal of the American people.
Page 278 - In her attic-window the staff she set, To show that one heart was loyal yet. Up the street came the rebel tread, Stonewall Jackson riding ahead. Under his slouched hat left and right He glanced ; the old flag met his sight. " Halt ! " — the dust-brown ranks stood fast.
Page 372 - In your hands, my dissatisfied fellow-countrymen, and not in mine, is the momentous issue of civil war. The Government will not assail you. You can have no conflict without being yourselves the aggressors. You have no oath registered in Heaven to destroy the Government, while I shall have the most solemn one to "preserve, protect and defend
Page 12 - By the flow of the inland river, Whence the fleets of iron have fled, Where the blades of the grave-grass quiver, Asleep are the ranks of the dead; — Under the sod and the dew, Waiting the judgment day; — Under the one, the Blue; Under the other, the Gray.
Page 173 - That all men are by nature equally free and independent, and have certain inherent rights, of which, when they enter into a state of society, they cannot by any compact deprive or divest their posterity ; namely, the enjoyment of life and liberty, with the means of acquiring and possessing property, and pursuing and obtaining happiness and safety.
Page 139 - On the contrary, they were at that time considered as a subordinate and inferior class of beings, who had been subjugated by the dominant race, and whether emancipated or not, yet remained subject to their authority, and had no rights or privileges but such as those who held the power and the government might choose to grant them.
Page 54 - The air was sweet and plaintive, and the words, literally translated, were these. "The winds roared, and the rains fell. The poor white man, faint and weary, came and sat under our tree. He has no mother to bring him milk; no wife to grind his corn.

Bibliographic information