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" The whole commerce between master and slave is a perpetual exercise of the most boisterous passions, the most unremitting despotism on the one part, and degrading submissions on the other. "
The Enemies of the Constitution Discovered: Or, An Inquiry Into the Origin ... - Page 74
by William Thomas - 1835 - 183 pages
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John Elliot Cairnes: Collected Works, Volume 2

John Elliott Cairnes - Economics - 2004 - 472 pages
...slightest, his most unreasonable, bidding. " The commerce between master and slave," says a slaveowner, "is a perpetual exercise of the most boisterous passions — the most unremitting despotism on the one hand, and degrading submission on the other. Our children see this, and learn to imitate it. ... The...
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Jefferson's Second Revolution: The Election of 1800 and the Triumph of ...

Susan Dunn - Biography & Autobiography - 2004 - 396 pages
...emancipation" along with his description of the master-slave relationship as a perpetual exercise of "the most unremitting despotism on the one part, and degrading submissions on the other"? Had he forgotten that he had wanted to exclude slavery entirely from the trans-Appalachian West in...
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Huck’s Raft: A History of American Childhood

Steven Mintz - Family & Relationships - 2004 - 472 pages
...Play, too, could buttress a sense of subordination. Thomas Jefferson believed that "the whole commerce between master and slave is a perpetual exercise of the most boisterous passions . . . Our children see this, and learn to imitate it." In fact many interracial games reenacted the...
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American Political Rhetoric: A Reader

Peter Augustine Lawler, Robert Martin Schaefer - Political Science - 2005 - 444 pages
...influence on the manners of our people produced by the existence of slavery among us. The whole commerce between master and slave is a perpetual exercise of...is an imitative animal. This quality is the germ of all education in him. From his cradle to his grave he is learning to do what he sees others do. If...
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Sins Of The Parents: Politics Of National Apologies In The U.S.

Brian Weiner - Political Science - 2009 - 258 pages
...influence on the manners of our people produced by the existence of slavery among us. The whole commerce between master and slave is a perpetual exercise of...is an imitative animal. This quality is the germ of all education in him. From his cradle to his grave he is learning to do what he sees others do. . ....
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Interactions: Transregional Perspectives on World History

Jerry H. Bentley, Renate Bridenthal, Anand A. Yang - History - 2005 - 268 pages
...note the impact of slavery on the personality of the 94 slave owners. He observed, "The whole commerce between master and slave is a perpetual exercise of...other. Our children see this, and learn to imitate it. ... The parent storms, the child looks on, catches the lineaments of wrath, puts on the same airs in...
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Negro President: Jefferson and the Slave Power

Garry Wills - Biography & Autobiography - 2005 - 298 pages
...dated Oct. 27, 1807. 20. Jefferson, Notes on the State of Virginia, Query XVIII: "The whole commerce between master and slave is a perpetual exercise of...other. Our children see this, and learn to imitate it . . . The parent storms, the child looks on, catches the lineaments of wrath, puts on the same airs...
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The Mind of the Master Class: History and Faith in the Southern Slaveholders ...

Elizabeth Fox-Genovese, Eugene D. Genovese - History - 2005
...influence on the manners of our people produced by the existence of slavery among us. The whole commerce between master and slave is a perpetual exercise of...one part, and degrading submissions on the other." In 1785 Jefferson sadly admitted that he had badly overestimated antislavery feeling in Virginia and...
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Rise of American Democracy: Jefferson To Lincoln

Sean Wilentz - Biography & Autobiography - 2006 - 1114 pages
...Jefferson had famously written, in his Notes on the State of Virginia of 1785, that "[t]he whole commerce between master and slave is a perpetual exercise of...one part, and degrading submissions on the other. ... I tremble for my country when I reflect that God is just." Jefferson would never tremble enough...
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Slavery and the Making of America

James Oliver Horton, Lois E. Horton - History - 2004 - 258 pages
...corruption of whites. According to Jefferson, the relationship between master and slave was characterized by "the most unremitting despotism on the one part, and degrading submissions on the other." The master's child imitated his parent, he argued, and was "nursed, educated, and daily exercised in...
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