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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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Subversive Genealogy: The Politics and Art of Herman Melville

Michael Rogin - Biography & Autobiography - 1985 - 374 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 with odious peculiarities. 14 Shipboard slavery, in Melville's account, placed the lash in the hands of young boys. threats of...
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Beyond Confederation: Origins of the Constitution and American National Identity

Richard R. Beeman, Stephen Botein, Edward Carlos Carter, Institute of Early American History and Culture (Williamsburg, Va.) - History - 1987 - 380 pages
...circle of smaller slaves, gives a loose to the worst passions, and thus nursed, educated, and daily exercised in tyranny, cannot but be stamped by it with odious peculiarities." Jefferson's Notes was available in the United Stares by the time of the convention. 79. Farrand, ed,...
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The Protestant Temperament: Patterns of Child-Rearing, Religious Experience ...

Philip Greven - History - 1988 - 449 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 with odious peculiarities." No doubt Jefferson was right. But the presence of slaves in the genteel household also had another...
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Intellectual Life in America: A History

Lewis Perry - History - 1989 - 479 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." Instead of decorous hierarchy, Jefferson depicted a world of "unremitting despotism" and "degrading...
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Empire for Liberty: Melville and the Poetics of Individualism

Wai Chee Dimock - Literary Criticism - 1989 - 268 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." Slavery was its own retribution, then, as it enforced mimesis within the family, as it "stamped" the...
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Jefferson and Monticello: The Biography of a Builder

Jack Mclaughlin - Biography & Autobiography - 1990 - 496 pages
...elegance of Monticello was made possible by an institution he publicly condemned. Although he wrote that a "man must be a prodigy who can retain his manners and morals undepraved" by slavery, it is highly unlikely that he felt depraved because he was a slaveholder. Exactly what his...
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The Road to Disunion: Volume I: Secessionists at Bay, 1776-1854

William W. Freehling - History - 1990 - 660 pages
...aristocrats to be sexually licentious, to be irresponsibly lazy, to be odiously tyrannical. The gentleman "must be a prodigy who can retain his manners and morals undepraved by such circumstances."6 Gentlemen's unnatural attempt to preserve an unbalanced class foundation would lead...
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A Culture of Rights: The Bill of Rights in Philosophy, Politics and Law 1791 ...

Michael James Lacey, Knud Haakonssen - History - 1992 - 492 pages
...boisterous passions, the most unremitting despotism on the one part, and degrading submissions on the other The man must be a prodigy who can retain his manners...citizens thus to trample on the rights of the other" (p. 288). In his sixth annual message to Congress Jefferson characterizes the slave trade as a "violation...
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Troublesome Presence: Democracy and Black Americans

Eli Ginzberg, Alfred S. Eichner - Social Science - 1993 - 380 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...can retain his manners and morals undepraved by such circumstances."62 Under a system of slavery, Jefferson pointed out, half the population is forced to...
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The Fortunate Heirs of Freedom: Abolition & Republican Thought

Daniel John McInerney - History - 1994 - 256 pages
...passions, the most unremitting despotism on the one part, and degrading submissions on the other. . . . The man must be a prodigy who can retain his manners and morals undepraved by such circumstances."11 Abolitionists cited Jefferson's comments to show the relation of morality and law...
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