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" The prevailing ideas entertained by him, and most of the leading statesmen at the time of the formation of the old Constitution, were that the enslavement of the African was in violation of the laws of nature ; that it was wrong in principle, socially,... "
LIFE OF ABRAHAM LINCOLN - Page 105
by FRANK CROSBY - 1865
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Rebels in Law: Voices in History of Black Women Lawyers

John Clay Smith - History - 2000 - 323 pages
...revolution. The prevailing ideas entertained by Thomas Jefferson and most of the leading statesmen at the time of the formation of the old Constitution...in principle, socially, morally, and politically. And then he goes on to say: Our new Government is founded upon exactly the opposite idea. Its foundations...
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Black Reconstruction in America 1860-1880

W. E. B. Du Bois, David Levering Lewis - History - 1935 - 746 pages
...stands may be doubted. The prevailing ideas entertained by him and most of the leading statesmen at the time of the formation of the old Constitution,...Providence, the institution would be evanescent and pass away. . . . Those ideas, however, were fundamentally wrong. They rested upon the assumption of the...
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A New Birth of Freedom: Abraham Lincoln and the Coming of the Civil War

Harry V. Jaffa - History - 2004 - 576 pages
...stands, may be doubted. The prevailing ideas entertained by him and by most of the leading statesmen of the time of the formation of the old constitution,...Providence, the institution would be evanescent and pass away. This idea, though not incorporated in the Constitution, was the prevailing idea at the time....
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American Legal Thought from Premodernism to Postmodernism: An Intellectual ...

Stephen M. Feldman - Language Arts & Disciplines - 2000 - 272 pages
...revolution. . . . The prevailing ideas entertained by him [Jefferson] and most of the leading statesmen at the time of the formation of the old constitution, were that the enslavement of the African was . . . wrong in principle, socially, morally, and politically. . . . This was an error. . . . Our new...
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Vindicating the Founders: Race, Sex, Class, and Justice in the Origins of ...

Thomas G. West - History - 1997 - 219 pages
...stands, may be doubted. The prevailing ideas entertained by him and most of the leading statesmen at the time of the formation of the old constitution,...Providence, the institution would be evanescent and pass away. . . .These ideas, however, were fundamentally wrong. They rested upon the assumption of the equality...
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Freedom and Organization, 1814-1914

Bertrand Russell - Political Science - 2001 - 528 pages
...struggle: The pievailing ideas entertained by him [Jefferson] and most of the leading statesmen at the time of the formation of the old Constitution,...in principle, socially, morally, and politically. . . . Our new government is founded upon exactly the opposite idea; its foundations are laid, its corner-stone...
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Making Patriots

Walter Berns - Political Science - 2002 - 164 pages
...most of the leading statesmen at the time of the formation of the [Constitution of the United States], were that the enslavement of the African was in violation...in principle, socially, morally, and politically." But, unlike Lincoln, who made the same point in his opening lines at Gettysburg, Stephens said these...
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Liberalism with Honor

Sharon R. Krause, Professor and Director of Graduate Studies Department of Political Science Sharon R Krause - Philosophy - 2002 - 270 pages
...March of 1861: The prevailing ideas entertained by [Jefferson] and most of the leading statesmen at the time of the formation of the old constitution,...wrong in principle, socially, morally, and politically . . . Those ideas, however, were fundamentally wrong. They rested upon the assumption of the equality...
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The Lincoln Enigma: The Changing Faces of an American Icon

G. S. Boritt - History - 2002 - 324 pages
...particular system of political morality, or any other morality for that matter. "The prevailing ideas ... at the time of the formation of the old Constitution...the African was in violation of the laws of nature," Stephens said on March 21, 1861. "Those ideas; however, were fundamentally wrong. They rested upon...
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Black Union Soldiers in the Civil War

Hondon B. Hargrove - History - 2003 - 270 pages
...among us — the proper "status" of the Negro in our form of civilization. The prevailing ideas at the time of the formation of the old constitution...in "principle," socially, morally and politically. Those ideas were fundamentally wrong. They rested upon the assumption of the equality of the races....
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