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" The parent storms, the child looks on, catches the lineaments of wrath, puts on the same airs in the circle of smaller slaves, gives a loose to the worst of passions, and thus nursed, educated, and daily exercised in tyranny, cannot but be stamped by... "
"Liberty": The Image and Superscription on Every Coin Issued by the United ... - Page 13
by Julius Rubens Ames - 1837 - 231 pages
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Slavery and the Founders: Race and Liberty in the Age of Jefferson

Paul Finkelman - History - 316 pages
...circle of smaller slaves, gives a loose to his worst passions, and thus nursed, educated, and daily exercised in tyranny, cannot but be stamped by it...can retain his manners and morals undepraved by such circumstances.69 Jefferson's analysis is on target here, as far as it goes. As David Brion Davis suggests,...
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Romancing the Shadow: Poe and Race

J. Gerald Kennedy, Liliane Weissberg - African Americans in literature - 2001 - 314 pages
...nursed, educated, and daily exercised in tyranny, cannot but be stamped by it with odious peculiatities. The man must be a prodigy who can retain his manners and morals undepraved by such circumstances. (Notes on the State of l/irginia, 162) Poe goes one obvious step further, tracing the roots of white...
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The Lineaments of Wrath: Race, Violent Crime, and American Culture

James W. Clarke - Law - 362 pages
...smaller slaves; and thus nursed, educated, and daily exercised in tyranny, cannot but be stamped with its odious peculiarities. The man must be a prodigy who can retain his manners and morals under such circumstances. " —Thomas Jefferson, 17871 "Generally speaking, it requires great and constant...
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Educational Reform: A Self Scrutinizing Memoir

Seymour Bernard Sarason - Education - 2002 - 305 pages
...circle of smaller slaves, gives a loose to the worst of passions, and thus nursed, educated, and daily exercised in tyranny, cannot but be stamped by it...statesman be loaded who, permitting one half the citizens to trample on the rights of the other, transforms those into despots, and these into enemies, destroys...
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To America: Personal Reflections of an Historian

Stephen E. Ambrose - History - 2002 - 289 pages
...circle of smaller slaves, gives loose to his worst of passions, and thus nursed, educated, and daily exercised in tyranny, cannot but be stamped by it...manners and morals undepraved by such circumstances." He knew slavery was wrong and that he was wrong in profiting from the institution, but apparently could...
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Persons and Masks of the Law: Cardozo, Holmes, Jefferson, and Wythe as ...

John T. Noonan - History - 2002 - 236 pages
...imitate it, for man is an imitative animal. This quality is the germ of all education in him . . . The man must be a prodigy who can retain his manners and morals undepraved by such circumstances." Written with sexual undercurrents and the tone of self-examination, this passage was followed by this...
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Thomas Jefferson and the Rhetoric of Virtue

James L. Golden, Professor Emeritus James L Golden, Alan L. Golden - History - 2002 - 562 pages
...which should promote love, temperance, and justice. Jefferson emphasized the gravity of this point: "The man must be a prodigy who can retain his manners and morals undepraved by such circumstances." He next asserted that statesmen who permit "one half of the citizens ... to trample on the rights of...
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Restoration of the Republic: The Jeffersonian Ideal in 21st-Century America

Gary Hart - Political Science - 2002 - 305 pages
...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 and morals undepraved by such circumstances."109 "Jefferson consistently denounced the institution of slavery, calling it an 'abominable...
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The Militant South, 1800-1861

John Hope Franklin - History - 2002 - 340 pages
...circle of smaller slaves, gives loose to the worst of passions, and thus nursed, educated, and daily exercised in tyranny, cannot but be stamped by it with odious peculiarities." 4 These views were not confined to the period of the Enlightenment. Observers of a later day noted...
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Thomas Jefferson: A Chronology of His Thoughts

Thomas Jefferson, Jerry Holmes - Biography & Autobiography - 2002 - 376 pages
...circle of smaller slaves, gives a loose to his worst of passions, and thus nursed, educated, and daily exercised in tyranny, cannot but be stamped by it with odious peculiarities. . . . Indeed I tremble for my country when I reflect that God is just: that his justice cannot sleep...
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