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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 Slaveholding Republic: An Account of the United States Government's ...

the late Don E. Fehrenbacher - History - 2002 - 480 pages
...from its outset, Stephens commented: "Our new government is founded upon exactly the opposite idea; its foundations are laid, its corner-stone rests upon...to the superior race — is his natural and normal condition."66 The new constitution allowed that federal judicial officers, "acting solely within the...
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The Way it was in the South: The Black Experience in Georgia

Donald Lee Grant - History - 2001 - 624 pages
...beliefs white Southerners had been busily teaching each other for generations. He said of slavery: "Its cornerstone rests upon the great truth that the...superior race — is his natural and normal condition." It was this racist bedrock, born of self-deception and assiduously cultivated since Georgia was founded,...
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Paternalism in a Southern City: Race, Religion, and Gender in Augusta, Georgia

Edward J. Cashin, Glenn T. Eskew - History - 2001 - 240 pages
...feature of the ideal society. "Our new government," he said in a speech in Savannah, "is founded upon, its cornerstone rests upon the great truth that the...subordination to the superior race is his natural and moral condition." He said that this great truth had been slow to evolve and that the Confederacy was...
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The Longest Night: A Military History of the Civil War

David J Eicher - History - 2002 - 992 pages
...exactly the opposite idea [from abolition]; its foundations are laid, its cornerstone rests," he said, "upon the great truth that the negro is not equal...superior race — is his natural and normal condition." The rest of Davis's inaugural cabinet, formed over several days following his inauguration, comprised...
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Retreat to Victory?: Confederate Strategy Reconsidered

Robert G. Tanner - History - 2001 - 162 pages
...crowd, did not espouse the equality of men; rather, it was "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. This, our new government, is the first in the history of the...
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Making Patriots

Walter Berns - Political Science - 2002 - 164 pages
...be "an error." The new Confederate government, he said, is founded upon exactly the opposite idea: Its foundations are laid, its cornerstone rests upon...that the negro is not equal to the white man. That slavery—subordination to the superior race, is his natural and normal condition. This, our new Government,...
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The Ashes That Still Remain

Thomas Koys - Abortion - 2002 - 211 pages
...men are created equal. The new Confederacy, by 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.97 97. McPherson, What They Fought For, 1861-1865,...
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Sweet Freedom's Song: "My Country 'Tis of Thee" and Democracy in America

the late Robert James Branham, Stephen J. Hartnett - Music - 2002 - 296 pages
...of the drafters of the US Constitution had believed that slavery was an evil that should pass away, "our new Government is founded upon exactly the opposite...subordination to the superior race, is his natural and moral condition." Stephens's emphatic explanation was applauded by his immediate audience and widely...
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Nations Divided: America, Italy, and the Southern Question

Don Harrison Doyle - Political Science - 2002 - 152 pages
...Confederacy, when he said: "Our new government is founded upon exactly the opposite idea" of human equality; "its foundations are laid, its corner-stone rests...superior race — is his natural and normal condition." "With us," Stephens went on, "all of the white race, however high or low, rich or poor, are equal in...
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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
...when "the storm came and the wind blew." 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.149 By the time of the Civil War, then, southern honor had coalesced around the defining...
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