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Slavery in the United States of America; Its National Recognition and Relations, from the Establishment of the Confederacy, to the Present Time. A Word to the North and the South


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ISBN 10: 0837127173 / ISBN 13: 9780837127170
Published by Negro Universities Press, New York, 1969
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8vo. Brown cloth with gilt lettering. xiii, 187pp. Near fine. Facsimile of the 1860 second edition of this 1858 text. Bookseller Inventory # 34501

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Title: Slavery in the United States of America; Its...

Publisher: Negro Universities Press, New York

Publication Date: 1969

Binding: Hardcover

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This historic book may have numerous typos or missing text. Not indexed. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. 1860. Not illustrated. Excerpt: ... equitable powers of the National Legislature over it, in the given circumstances. I call this also the Constitutional limit to its recognition and protection by the National Sovereignty. But in this I do not mean to say, or affirm, that it may not be, or is not, otherwise recognized and protected, or that in its after extension beyond this limit it exists without any efficient or protective recognition. And this brings me to consider the true basis of its recognition beyond that derived under the Constitution. This, I maintain, originates in a source outside of the Constitution. In the opening of a new, a more interesting, and a more exciting era in our history on this subject of slavery. An era itself originating in a contingency not anticipated by the framers of the Constitution; not anticipated by the States, or the people of the States which ratified it; not anticipated by the first, the second, or even the third Congress; not anticipated by Washington, or by Adams, or by Jefferson; not anticipated by any of the prominent and far-seeing statesmen of that early day, and consequently not provided for in the Constitution. That contingency was, the extension of the National domain and Sovereignty of the United States beyond the constitutional limit, by the acquisition of Foreign Territory. The purchase of " the Domain and Sovereignty of the Louisiana Territory, its dependencies, and the Islands adjacent," from France in 1803, was an addition to the domain and jurisdiction of the United States not anticipated by its framers, and not provided for by the Constitution. It has already been observed that the Articles of Confederation provided for the admission of Canada and other Colonies on the American Continent, into the Confederacy. But no such or similar pr...

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