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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 Testimony of God Against Slavery: A Collection of Passages from the ... - Page 69
by La Roy Sunderland - 1836 - 177 pages
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Slavery and the Founders: Race and Liberty in the Age of Jefferson

Paul Finkelman - History - 316 pages
...corrupted white Americans. At first glance, it seems that he had some concern for the slave. Thus he wrote: "[T]he whole commerce between master and slave is...boisterous passions, the most unremitting despotism on the one part, and degrading submissions on the other." This sentence suggests that Jefferson may have...
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Unwelcome Voices: Subversive Fiction in the Antebellum South

Paul C. Jones - Literary Criticism - 2005 - 252 pages
...unhappy influence on the manners of our people produced by the existence of slavery among us" because the "whole commerce between master and slave is a...boisterous passions, the most unremitting despotism of the one part, and degrading submissions on the other" (288). The long-term effect of slavery as...
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John Adams

David McCullough - Biography & Autobiography - 2001 - 752 pages
..."worth diamonds." most impassioned denunciations of his life, decrying slavery as an extreme depravity: The whole commerce between master and slave is a perpetual exercise of the most boisterous passions [Jefferson had written], the most unremitting despotism on the one part, and degrading submissions...
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Persons and Masks of the Law: Cardozo, Holmes, Jefferson, and Wythe as ...

John T. Noonan - History - 2002 - 236 pages
...preceded by one both social and personal, cast in terms of Jefferson's most prized value, education: "The whole commerce between master and slave is a...boisterous passions, the most unremitting despotism on the one part, and degrading submissions on the other. Our children see this, and learn to imitate it,...
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Thomas Jefferson: A Chronology of His Thoughts

Thomas Jefferson, Jerry Holmes - Biography & Autobiography - 2002 - 376 pages
...our rights shall revive or expire in a convulsion. Query XVII, Notes on the State of Virginia, 1781 The whole commerce between master and slave is a perpetual...boisterous passions, the most unremitting despotism on the one part, and degrading submissions on the other. Our children see this, and learn to imitate it;...
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Restoration of the Republic: The Jeffersonian Ideal in 21st-Century America

Gary Hart - Political Science - 2002 - 305 pages
...moral basis for his opposition to slavery — that it both corrupts the master and debases the slave: "The whole commerce between master and slave is a...boisterous passions, the most unremitting despotism on the one part, and degrading submission on the other The man must be a prodigy who can retain his manners...
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Waters of Potowmack

Paul C. Metcalf - Potomac River - 2002 - 290 pages
...be an unhappy 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...boisterous passions, the most unremitting despotism on the one part, and degrading submissions on the other. Our children see this and learn to imitate it;...
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The Nascence of American Literature

Darrel Abel - 2002 - 438 pages
...both for its degradation of the slave and its encouragement of callousness and cruelty in the master: "The whole commerce between master and slave is a...boisterous passions, the most unremitting despotism on the one part, and degrading submissions on the other." He held that "nothing is more certainly written...
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Educational Reform: A Self Scrutinizing Memoir

Seymour Bernard Sarason - Education - 2002 - 305 pages
...be an unhappy 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...the most boisterous passions, the most unremitting depotism on the one part, and degrading submissions on the other. Our children see this and learn to...
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To America: Personal Reflections of an Historian

Stephen E. Ambrose - History - 2002 - 289 pages
...his only book, Notes on the State of Virginia, Jefferson's chapter on slavery includes this passage: "The whole commerce between master and slave is a perpetual exercise of the most boisterous pasTO AMERICA 3 sions, the most unremitting despotism on the one part, and degrading submissions on...
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