Slave Insurrections: An Account of Some of the Principal Slave Insurrections Joshua Coffin

ISBN: 9781499283402

Published: April 27th 2014

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38 pages


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Slave Insurrections: An Account of Some of the Principal Slave Insurrections  by  Joshua Coffin

Slave Insurrections: An Account of Some of the Principal Slave Insurrections by Joshua Coffin
April 27th 2014 | Paperback | PDF, EPUB, FB2, DjVu, audiobook, mp3, RTF | 38 pages | ISBN: 9781499283402 | 9.57 Mb

Slave Insurrections - An Account of some of the Principal Slave Insurrections by Joshua Coffin. The subsequent collection of facts is presented to your notice, with the hope that they will have that effect which facts always have on every candid andMoreSlave Insurrections - An Account of some of the Principal Slave Insurrections by Joshua Coffin.

The subsequent collection of facts is presented to your notice, with the hope that they will have that effect which facts always have on every candid and ingenuous mind. They exhibit clearly the dangers to which slaveholders are always liable, as well as the safety of immediate emancipation. They furnish, in both cases, a rule which admits of no exception, as it is always dangerous to do wrong, and safe to do right.

Please to examine carefully the whole account of the revolution in St. Domingo, beginning in March, 1790, and ending in 1802. That exhibits a different picture from that presented in a speech made at the Union-saving meeting lately held in Boston.

A part of the truth may be so told as to have all the effect of a deliberate lie. The late invasion of Virginia by Capt. John Brown and his company has, with all its concomitant circumstances, excited more attention and aroused a more thorough spirit of inquiry on the subject of slavery, than was ever before known. As this is pre-eminently a moral question, and as there is no neutral ground in morals, all intelligent men must ultimately take sides. Every such man must either cherish and defend slavery, or oppose and condemn it, and his vote, if he is an honest man, must accord with his belief.

On a question of so momentous importance, Silence is crime. It demands and will have a thorough investigation, and all attempts to stifle discussion will only accelerate the triumph of the cause they were designed to crush. Thus the denunciation in Congress of Mr.

Helpers book, which is in substance only an abstract of facts taken from the last census of the United States, has operated as an extensive advertisement, and will be the means of circulating thousands of copies, where, without such denunciation, it would never have been known.

There is in the North, as well as the South, a class of men who act, apparently, on the supposition that those who foresee and foretell any calamity are as guilty as those who create it, and that the only way to obviate any impending danger is not to see it. Such persons not only refuse to see and hear themselves, but do what they can to keep their neighbors in like ignorance.



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