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Titre : GUILT OF SLAVERY AND THE CRIME OF ...
Éditeur : Negro Universities Press, New York
Date d'édition : 1969
Reliure : hardcover
Etat du livre : Very Good
Etat de la jaquette : No Dust Jacket
Edition : Reprint
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Synopsis : This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1860 Excerpt: ...secure the rights of slaveholders Josephus, Antiq., book ivn chap, viii., sec. 27. There is no question as to the interpretation given to this law by the Jews of Paul's time. Indeed, a man must be almost an idiot to believe, or quito a villain to maintain, that the law against stealing a man recognizes the lawfulness and justice of slavery, and forbids merely the stealing of a slave. But to this extreme will the defense of this iniquity carry even a professed Christian, though against common sense as well as common piety. Josephus quotes the law: "Let death be the punishment for stealing a man; but he that hath purloined gold or silver, let him pay double." Josephus must have used the word slave instead of A Man, had the interpretation of the law been imagined as against slave-stealing instead of manstealing. The late Judge Jay, an eminent jurist, philanthropist, and Christian, speaks, in his admirable Essay On The Mosaic Laws Op Servitude, with just severity and contempt of the " intense baseness to which northern apologists for slavery will sometimes descend, as strikingly illustrated in a pro-slavery article of the American Quarterly Review, for June, 1833," in which the impious evasion and falsification above noted are resorted to. 234 APPLICATION TO AMERICAN SLAVERY. against men. To this extent of infamy and blasphemy against God the clerical Christian and theological defenders of slavery, as under God's sanction, are compelled to drive their argument. The fountains of the great deep of wickedness are broken up in the defense of this national crime, and the tops of the highest mountains are so covered by the deluge, that we have had Christian ministers declaring, in the zeal of their celestial enthusiasm in the slave theology, that ...
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