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Antislavery Origins of the Civil War in the United States
Antislavery Origins of the Civil War in the United States Author:Dwight Lowell Dumond "...the dignified and brilliant James G. Burney...driven from his native state, mobbed and hunted like a dog in the streets of Cincinnati...the vernerable David Nelson, distinguished minister and educator...hunted for days by a drunken rabble of armed men as he lay concealed in the forest with his children; Pennsylvania Hall, a monument to free ... more »speech...burned to the ground because someone dared to raise his voice against the system of human bondage...Prudence Crandall's school in New England torn from its foundations because she admitted a mulatto girl...
"Truth must bear witness to the fact that men created a new nation on the professed principle of liberty and equality for all men while clinging tenaciously to a syatem of human bondage... And it must lead us, in the end, to the melancholy reflection that the political machinery of a great nation broke down completely in the crisis and gave passion and crime the mastery over sober counsel, equity, and justice."« less