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

Michael Lee Lanning - History - 2004 - 344 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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The Civil War: A Book of Quotations

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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 Pursuit of Happiness in Times of War

Carl M. Cannon - History - 2005 - 331 pages
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What Lincoln Believed: The Values and Convictions of America's Greatest ...

Michael Lind - Biography & Autobiography - 2005 - 358 pages
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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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The American Conflict: A History

Horace Greeley - History - 2005 - 672 pages
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White House Under Fire

Bill Rhatican - Political Science - 2005 - 572 pages
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