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The rendition of fugitives was put in the hands of the United States marshals , but the supposed slave was not given a chance to have a jury trial , or any appeal to the courts . All the slave - owner had to do was to submit an ...
143 Under these circumstances an illiterate race of white peasants came into being in the heart of slave civilization . There was no place for them in the social structure . Long before the Civil War the downward pull of economic forces ...
4 It was impossible to defend slave industrialism with reasons that were intelligible to the civilized world . Not only the Northern states , but indeed the whole of civilization had outgrown the idea of negro slavery .
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This biography of Grant extends into a history of his times. The writing is informed, elegant, readable, and interesting. And very quotable: "Certainly no man can be a Christian and a soldier at the ... Read full review
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