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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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The African-American Soldier: From Crispus Attucks to Colin Powell

Michael Lee Lanning - History - 2004 - 319 pages
...that slavery was the "immediate cause" of Southern secession, stating, "Our Confederacy is founded upon . . . the great truth that the Negro is not equal...slavery — subordination to the superior race, is the natural and normal condition. This, our new Government, is the first, in the history of the world,...
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Religion and Public Life in the South: In the Evangelical Mode

Charles Reagan Wilson, Mark Silk - Religion - 2005 - 238 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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The Confederate Battle Flag

John M. COSKI - History - 2009 - 448 pages
..."Cornerstone Address," Confederate Vice President Alexander H. Stephens declared that the new government's "foundations are laid, its cornerstone rests, upon...subordination to the superior race, is his natural and moral condition." Confederate apologists have long dismissed Stephens 's speech as an unauthorized,...
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Bitter Fruits of Bondage: The Demise of Slavery and the Collapse of the ...

Armstead L. Robinson - History - 2005 - 352 pages
...after his return from the Montgomery convention that voted for secession, Stephens said of slavery: "Its foundations are laid, its cornerstone rests upon...truth that the negro is not equal to the white man; subordination to the superior race is his natural and moral condition."7 The Northern spy Allan Pinkerton,...
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Father Abraham: Lincoln's Relentless Struggle to End Slavery

Richard Striner - History - 2006 - 320 pages
...foundation, and the idea of a Government built upon it — when the "storm came and the wind blew, it fell." Our new Government is founded upon exactly the opposite...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 upon this...
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One Nation, Indivisible?: A Study of Secession and the Constitution

Robert F. Hawes - Political Science - 2006 - 374 pages
...Constitution, including the following: Our new government is founded upon exactly the opposite idea; its foundations are laid, its corner-stone rests,...superior race - is his natural and normal condition. Stephens himself explained this statement in his Constitutional View of the Late War Between the States,...
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Reconstructing the Fourth Amendment: A History of Search and Seizure, 1789-1868

Andrew E. Taslitz - Law - 2006 - 363 pages
...is founded upon exactly the opposite idea [of equality recited in the Declaration of Independence]; its foundations are laid, its cornerstone rests, upon...to the superior race — is his natural and normal condition.12 ( Slaves on the Move The initial Northern response to the Confederate states' secession...
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Moon Charleston and Savannah

Mike Sigalas, Melissa Bigner - Travel - 2006 - 340 pages
...oft-quoted speech at the Athenaeum on Bull Street in Savannah, in which he stated that the Confederacy's "cornerstone. . . rests upon the great truth, that...superior race — is his natural and normal condition." Though racism was rampant in the Confederacy, it was nearly as common — some would say more so —...
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Unmaking the West: "what-if" Scenarios that Rewrite World History

Philip Eyrikson Tetlock, Richard Ned Lebow, Geoffrey Parker - History - 2006 - 415 pages
...rested. In the words of Confederate vice president Alexander Stephens, the new republic gloried in the "great truth, that the Negro is not equal to the...superior race — is his natural and normal condition." Admittedly, as a measure of desperation, in the last months of the war the Confederate Congress voted...
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This Mighty Scourge: Perspectives on the Civil War

James M. McPherson - History - 2007 - 272 pages
...all men are created equal. The Confederacy, in contrast, "is founded upon exactly the opposite idea; its foundations are laid, its cornerstone rests, upon...Government, is the first, in the history of the world, based on this great physical, philosophical, and moral truth."3 After the war, however, Davis and Stephens...
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