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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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But There Was No Peace: The Role of Violence in the Politics of Reconstruction

George C. Rable - History - 2007 - 257 pages
...fathers' ideas about the equality of man: "Our new government is founded upon exactly the opposite idea; its foundations are laid, its cornerstone rests upon...superior race — is his natural and normal condition." In his official position after the war Sanderson experienced the practical application of Stephens's...
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Lies Across America: What American Historic Sites Get Wrong

James W. Loewen - Education - 2007 - 464 pages
...attacked Fort Sumter, Confederate Vice President Alexander Stephens expounded, "Our new government's foundations are laid, its cornerstone rests, upon...superior race — is his natural and normal condition." UDC leaders doubtless hoped that if they left those principles vague, readers would infer something...
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Lies My Teacher Told Me: Everything Your American History Textbook Got Wrong

James W. Loewen - Education - 2007 - 444 pages
...supremacy. According to Alexander Stephens, vice president of the Confederacy: "Our new government's foundations are laid, its cornerstone rests, upon...superior race — is his natural and normal condition." Confederate soldiers on their way to Antietam and Gettysburg, their two mam forays into Union states,...
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Dixie Betrayed: How the South Really Lost the Civil War

David J. Eicher - History - 2007 - 338 pages
...equality of the races, Stephens proclaimed, "Our new government is founded upon exactly the opposite idea; its foundations are laid, its cornerstone rests upon...to the superior race — is his natural and normal condition."7 Davis was understandably upset at Stephens's public remarks — not the remarks, but their...
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The Road to Disunion, Volume II : Secessionists Triumphant Volume II ...

William W. Freehling Singletary Professor of the Humanities University of Kentucky - History - 2007 - 624 pages
...Southern Confederacy, declared Stephens shortly after assuming the new nation's vice presidency in 1861, "rests upon the great truth that the Negro is not...subordination to the superior race — is his natural or normal condition." Our master "idea," added William L. Yancey, is that every "white man is the equal...
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In the Name of Education

Jonas E. Alexis - Poetry - 2007 - 411 pages
...Confederacy under Jefferson Davis, told his audience: "Our new government is founded upon... the idea... that the negro is not equal to the white man; that slavery — subordination to the superior race^is his natural and normal condition,"33 Likewise, an Anglican minister declared that slaves "seem...
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America's Three Regimes : A New Political History: A New Political History

Morton Keller Professor of History Brandeis University - History - 2007 - 384 pages
...put it, the "cornerstone" of the Confederacy was "the great truth that the negro is not the equal of the white man; that slavery— subordination to the...superior race — is his natural and normal condition." The Charleston Mercury tried to echo the Founders when it declared of the drafting of the Confederate...
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All Honor to Jefferson?: The Virginia Slavery Debates and the Positive Good ...

Erik S. Root - History - 2008 - 255 pages
...assumption of the equality of the races . . . Our new government is founded upon exactly the opposite idea; its foundations are laid, its corner-stone rests upon...slavery — subordination to the superior race — is this natural and normal condition."40 Why would Stephens contend that the slave was in his natural...
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Normans and Saxons: Southern Race Mythology and the Intellectual History of ...

Ritchie Devon Watson, Jr. - History - 2008 - 296 pages
...cornerstone of a nascent southern confederacy, a new nation founded, in Alexander Stephens's words, "upon the great truth that the negro is not equal...subordination to the superior race, is his natural and moral condition."59 Southerners employed polygenesis first and foremost as a scientific confirmation...
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Selma: A Novel of the Civil War

Val L. McGee - Fiction - 2008 - 396 pages
...questions relating to the proper status of the Negro in our form of civilization. Our new government's foundations are laid, its cornerstone rests, upon...truth that the Negro is not equal to the white man; and that slavery and subordination to the superior race is his natural and moral condition." For a...
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