American Slavery as It Is: Testimony of a Thousand Witnesses (Classic Reprint)

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Reader, you are empannelled as a juror to try a plain case and bring in an honest verdict. The question at issue is not one of law, but of fact - "What is the actual condition of the slaves in the United States?" A plainer case never went to a jury. Look at it. Twenty-seven hundred thousand persons in this country, men, women, and children, are in slavery. Is slavery, as a condition for human beings, good, bad, or indifferent? We submit the question without argument. You have common sense, and conscience, and a human heart; - pronounce upon it. You have a wife, or a husband, a child, a father, a mother, a brother or a sister - make the case your own, make it theirs, and bring in your verdict. The case of Human Rights against Slavery has been adjudicated in the court of conscience times innumerable. The same verdict has always been rendered - "Guilty;" the same sentence has always been pronounced, "Let it be accursed;" and human nature, with her million echoes, has rung it round the world in every language under heaven, "Let it be accursed. Let it be accursed." His heart is false to human nature, who will not say "Amen." There is not a man on earth who does not believe that slavery is a curse. Human beings may be inconsistent, but human nature is true to herself. She has uttered her testimony against slavery with a shriek ever since the monster was begotten; and till it perishes amidst the execrations of the universe, she will traverse the world on its track, dealing her bolts upon its head, and dashing against it her condemning brand. We repeat it, every man knows that slavery is a curse. Whoever denies this, his lips libel his heart. Try him; clank the chains in his ears, and tell him they are for him. Give him an hour to prepare his wife and children for a life of slavery. Bid him make haste and get ready their necks for the yoke, and their wrists for the coffle chains, then look a...

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An extensive collection of first-hand testimony and narratives by slaveholders describing the facts and highlighting the cruelty of the slave trade. First published in 1839 and edited by the evangelist and abolitionist Theodore Dwight Weld (1803-95), this work was one of the most influential books of the anti-slavery movement.

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Connecticut farmer-turned-abolitionist Theodore Dwight Weld (1803–1895) was a central leader of the American Anti-Slavery Society and traveled the country lecturing against slavery. His work in compiling the testimony of those who had experienced life in bondage was a major influence on Harriet Beecher Stowe's Uncle Tom's Cabin.

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Book Description Forgotten Books. Paperback. Condition: New. 228 pages. Dimensions: 8.8in. x 6.0in. x 0.7in.Reader, you are empannelled as a juror to try 1 a plain ease and bring in an honest verdict. The question at issue is not one of law, but of fact- What is the actual condition of the slaves in the United States 1 A plainer ease never went to a jury. Look at it. Twenty-seven hundred thousand persons in this country, men, women, and children, are in slavery. Is slavery, as a condition for human beings, good, bad, or indifferent We submit the question without argument. You have common Bense, and conscience, and a human heart;-pronounce upon it. You have a wife, or a husband, a child, a father, a mother, a brother or a sister- make the ease your own, make it theire, and bring in your verdict. The case of Human Rights against Slavery has been adjudicated in the court of conscience times innumerable. The same verdict has always been rendered--Guilty ; the same sentence has always been pronounced, Let it be accursed; and human n-ture, with her million echoes, has rung it rounTable of Contents Introduction-7-10 Twenty-ssvcn hundred thousand free bom citizens of tie IT S in slavery, 7 : Tender mercies of slaveholders, 8: Abnm i nations of slavery, 9: Character of the testimony, 9-10; Personal Narratives-Part I pp 10-27; Narrative of Neiiemiah Caulkins, 102; North Carolina slaver), II; Methodist preaching slnvedriver, Calloway, 12: Women at child-birth, 12: Slaves at labor, 12: Clothing of slaves, 13; Allowance of provisions, 13 ; Slave-fetters, 13 ; Cruelties to slaves, 13, 11, 15, Burying a slave alive, 15 ; Licentiousness of Slaveholder: , 15, li; Rev Thomas P Hunt, with his hands tied, 16: Preacher cringe to slavery, 15; Nakedness of hiaves, 1G; Slave-huts, 16; Means of subsistence for vhtves, 16, 17 ; Slaves prayer, 17; Narrrattvb of Rkv Horace Moulton, 17 ; Labor of the slaves, 18 ; Tasks, 18 ; Whipping posts, 18 ; Food, H: House, 19; Clothing 19; Punishments, 19, 20; Scenes of horror, 20; Con This item ships from multiple locations. Your book may arrive from Roseburg,OR, La Vergne,TN. Paperback. Seller Inventory # 9781440034688

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