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" 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... "
Life of Abraham Lincoln, Sixteenth President of the United States ... - Page 105
by Frank Crosby - 1865 - 476 pages
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Lincoln's Constitution

Daniel A. Farber - History - 2004 - 256 pages
...believed in human equality. "Our new Government," he said, "is founded upon exactly the opposite idea; its foundations are laid, its cornerstone rests, upon...subordination to the superior race, is his natural and moral condition."26 The centrality of slavery to secession is demonstrated by the appeals made by South...
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A Geographical Guide to the Real and the Good

Robert David Sack - Social Science - 2003 - 302 pages
...incorrect assumption that all men are created equal, but rather "founded upon exactly the opposite idea; its foundations are laid, its cornerstone rests, upon...subordination to the superior race, is his natural and moral condition. This, our new government, is the first, in the history of the world, based on this...
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Women and the Law: Leaders, Cases, and Documents

Ashlyn K. Kuersten - Law - 2003 - 256 pages
...politically." And then he goes on to say: "Our new government is founded upon exactly the opposite idea. Its foundations are laid, its cornerstone rests upon...subordination to the superior race is his natural and moral condition." This was a statement by the Vice President of the Confederate States of America....
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A Voting Rights Odyssey: Black Enfranchisement in Georgia

Laughlin McDonald - Law - 2003 - 254 pages
...he delivered in Savannah on March 21, 1861. The foundations of the Confederate government, he said, are laid, its cornerstone rests, upon the great truth...subordination to the superior race, is his natural and moral 4 Bryanv. Walton, 14 Ga. 185, 198, 202 (1853). i DredScottv. Sandford, 60 US (19 How.) 393, 407...
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"All Cut to Pieces and Gone to Hell": The Civil War, Race Relations, and the ...

Mark K. Christ - History - 2003 - 147 pages
..."assumption of the equality of races. This was an error." Instead, the new government's cornerstone rested "upon the great truth, that the negro is not equal...subordination to the superior race, is his natural and normal condition."2 A less well-known Southerner, a plantation mistress from North Carolina, would put it...
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The American Civil War: The War in the West 1863-1865

Joseph T. Glatthaar - History - 2002 - 96 pages
...explained its purpose best when he declared, 'Our new government is founded upon exactly the opposite idea; its foundations are laid, its cornerstone rests, upon...negro is not equal to the white man; that slavery ... is his natural and normal condition.' Northerners, by contrast, rallied around the flag for the...
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Religion and Public Life in the South: In the Evangelical Mode

Charles Reagan Wilson, Mark Silk - Religion - 2005 - 414 pages
...the "Old" Union, the Confederacy did not stand for the equality of the races. Rather, he continued: "Our new Government is founded upon exactly the opposite...to the superior race — is his natural and normal condition."53 And Stephens was hardly alone. States' rights was a means to the end of preserving slavery...
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John Elliot Cairnes: Collected Works, Volume 3

John Elliott Cairnes - Business & Economics - 2004 - 368 pages
...it was wrong in principle, socially, morally, politically. Our new government is founded on exactly opposite ideas ; its foundations are laid, its corner-stone...subordination to the superior race — is his natural and moral condition. This our government is the first in the history of the world based upon this great...
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The Thirteenth Amendment and American Freedom: A Legal History

Alexander Tsesis - Law - 2004 - 229 pages
...Confederate vice president, Alexander Stephens, explained that the "cornerstone" of his government rested "upon the great truth that the Negro is not equal...superior race, is his natural and normal condition." Confederate symbols embrace a message that is very different than the one expressed in national symbols...
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Liberty and Freedom: A Visual History of America's Founding Ideas

David Hackett Fischer, Harmondsworth Professor of American History and Fellow David Hackett Fischer - History - 2005 - 851 pages
...of the Confederacy, told a meeting of Savannah's leading citizens in 1861, "Our new government . . . rests upon the great truth that the negro is not equal...subordination to the superior race, is his natural and moral condition." Many Confederates agreed with Stephens that ideas of liberty in the old Union were...
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