Early American Views on Negro Slavery: From the Letters and Papers of the Founders of the Republic
Matthew Taylor Mellon, Benjamin Franklin, George Washington, John Adams, Thomas Jefferson, James Madison
Bergman Publishers, 1969 - 187 Seiten
Introduction: Mr. Mellon's illuminating presentation of the views of some of the founding fathers on slavery and the Negro exposes the raw nerve of American democratic society. If the central theme of the American Revolution was freedom and equality, the impact of that epochal struggle upon the black man was at best peripheral. The Declaration of Independence had dedicated the Revolution to the proposition that "all men are created equal." There were some who wondered whether that proposition would be applied to the ending of slavery, the greatest of all human inequalities.
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