Acts of the Anti-Slavery Apostles

Acts of the Anti-Slavery Apostles

by Parker Pillsbury
     
 

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This is an EXACT reproduction of a book published before 1923. This IS NOT an OCR'd book with strange characters, introduced typographical errors, and jumbled words. This book may have occasional imperfections such as missing or blurred pages, poor pictures, errant marks, etc. that were either part of the original artifact, or were introduced by the scanning process. We believe this work is culturally important, and despite the imperfections, have elected to bring it back into print as part of our continuing commitment to the preservation of printed works worldwide. We appreciate your understanding of the imperfections in the preservation process, and hope you enjoy this valuable book.

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ISBN-13:
9780836952209
Publisher:
Books for Libraries
Publication date:
01/28/1970
Pages:
503

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CHAPTER III. SLAVERYAS IT WAS. Everybody now is anti-slavery. It is honorable now to be a child of the man who "cast the first anti-slavery vote in our town ;" or called "our first anti-slavery meeting ;" or first entertained Garrison as guest, or Abby Kelley, or Frederick Douglass ; or rescued Stephen Foster or Lucy Stone from the hands of a ferocious mob ; or raised, or commanded the first company of colored troops in the war of Rebellion, at the time when not a musical band could be found in the whole city of New York to play for a colored regiment, as it marched from the New Haven Railway station to the steamer at the foot of Canal street to embark for the seat of war ! "Paid pipers" the venerable Dr. Tyng with withering scorn called them all on the same evening in Cooper Institute, where he presided at a lecture by George William Curtis. " Paid pipers," with wind too immaculate to blow away in escort of a gallant battalion of our country's saviors, when there was no other name under heaven given among men," whereby the nationality could be saved but the negro name; despised as he was and rejected of men; "a man of sorrows" and acquainted all his dreary life with grief! Everybody now is an abolitionist, or son, or grandson of an anti- slavery parentage, and so all seem to claim equal honor, so far as honor is due, for ridding the world of the sublimest scourge and curse that ever afflicted the human race. Few now, however, have much conception of what slavery was; or what was genuine, effective anti- slavery, when slavery sat supreme "on its throne of skulls," and ruled the whole nation, state, church and school, literature, trade, commerce, manufactures and agriculture, aswith rod of iron! And its first command, great command, only command was, " Thou shalt have no...

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