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Where annual elections end where slavery begins.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
You cannot have Liberty in this world without what you call Moral Virtue, and you cannot have Moral Virtue without the slavery of that half of the human race who hate what you call Moral Virtue.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
To reduce the imagination to a state of slavery --even though it would mean the elimination of what is commonly called happiness --is to betray all sense of absolute justice within oneself. Imagination alone offers me some intimation of what can be.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
Slavery it is that makes slavery; freedom, freedom. The slavery of women happened when the men were slaves of kings.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
The moment the slave resolves that he will no longer be a slave. His fetters fall... freedom and slavery are mental states.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
We say that slavery has vanished from European civilization, but this is not true. Slavery still exists, but now it applies only to women and its name is prostitution.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
The two elements the traveler first captures in the big city are extra human architecture and furious rhythm. Geometry and anguish. At first glance, the rhythm may be confused with gaiety, but when you look more closely at the mechanism of social life and the painful slavery of both men and machines, you see that it is nothing but a kind of typical, empty anguish that makes even crime and gangs forgivable means of escape.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
Blood is a cleansing and sanctifying thing, and the nation that regards it as the final horror has lost its manhood... there are many things more horrible than bloodshed, and slavery is one of them!More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
No trace of slavery ought to mix with the studies of the freeborn man. No study, pursued under compulsion, remains rooted in the memory.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
The distinguishing sign of slavery is to have a price, and to be bought for it.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
Talk about slavery! It is not the peculiar institution of the South. It exists wherever men are bought and sold, wherever a man allows himself to be made a mere thing or a tool, and surrenders his inalienable rights of reason and conscience. Indeed, this slavery is more complete than that which enslaves the body alone... I never yet met with, or heard of, a judge who was not a slave of this kind, and so the finest and most unfailing weapon of injustice. He fetches a slightly higher price than the black men only because he is a more valuable slave.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
I am obliged to confess that I do not regard the abolition of slavery as a means of warding off the struggle of the two races in the Southern states. The Negroes may long remain slaves without complaining; but if they are once raised to the level of freemen, they will soon revolt at being deprived of almost all their civil rights; and as they cannot become the equals of the whites, they will speedily show themselves as enemies.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
Facts are generally overesteemed. For most practical purposes, a thing is what men think it is. When they judged the earth flat, it was flat. As long as men thought slavery tolerable, tolerable it was. We live down here among shadows, shadows among shadows.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
The organization controlling the material equipment of our everyday life is such that what in itself would enable us to construct it richly plunges us instead into a poverty of abundance, making alienation all the more intolerable as each convenience promises liberation and turns out to be only one more burden. We are condemned to slavery to the means of liberation.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
The fact is, that civilization requires slaves. Human slavery is wrong, insecure, and demoralizing. On mechanical slavery, on the slavery of the machine, the future of the world depends.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
Samuel Bicke: Slavery never really ended in this country. It just gave it another name. Employee.More [08/09/2005 12:08:00]
Larry: [speaking to Civil War diorama figures] The North wins. Slavery is bad. But the South has the Allman brothers...
[hesitates]
Larry: ... and... NASCAR.More [05/31/2007 12:05:00]
Dr. Peter Blood: Miss Bishop, it's difficult for an Irishman to apologize; but I hope you can forgive me for having thought badly of you.
Arabella Bishop: I will if you tell me how you think of me now.
Dr. Peter Blood: How I think of you now? I think of you... I think of you as the woman who owns me - her slave. But I think the man is lucky who can count you his friend.
Arabella Bishop: I think you know YOU can.
[she extends her hand for him to shake - he kisses her - she's startled, pulls away and slaps him]
Dr. Peter Blood: Your slave is grateful for all marks of favor.
Arabella Bishop: When you forget your slavery and go so far...
Dr. Peter Blood: Now there you're mistaken. However far this slave may go, he won't forget. That's a characteristic that the Irish have in common with the elephants.More [07/08/2007 12:07:00]
Any unarmed people are slaves, or are subject to slavery at any given moment.More [03/17/2008 12:03:00]
Congress would exclude slavery from any territory that in the future might be acquired from Mexico.More [04/04/2008 12:04:00]
Andrew Underschaft:
Poverty and slavery have stood up for centuries to your sermons and leading articles. They won't stand up to my machine guns. Don't preach at them. Don't reason with them. Kill them!

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Opening crawl:
In 1936 Texas declared its independence, and became a sovereign republic, only to face the most difficult years in its brilliant and adventuresome history. Under the ambitious leadership of Sam Houston, the Lone Star Republic demanded its right to join the Union. But in Washington there were men sworn to the conviction that Texas must never be admitted as another Southern slavery state...

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[first lines]



Narrator:
In the last century before the birth of the new faith called Christianity, which was destined to overthrow the pagan tyranny of Rome and bring about a new society, the Roman Republic stood at the very center of the civilized world. "Of all things fairest," sang the poet, "first among cities and home of the gods is golden Rome." Yet, even at the zenith of her pride and power, the Republic lay fatally stricken with a disease called human slavery. The age of the dictator was at hand, waiting in the shadows for the event to bring it forth. In that same century, in the conquered Greek province of Thrace, an illiterate slave woman added to her master's wealth by giving birth to a son whom she named Spartacus. A proud, rebellious son who was sold to living death in the mines of Libya before his thirteenth birthday. There, under whip and chain and sun, he lived out his youth and his young manhood dreaming the death of slavery two thousand years before it finally would die.

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Joseph Lee:
[walking behind Joe Bass and his horse] What about me, sir?



Joe Bass:
I'll just sell you to the highest bidder.



Joseph Lee:
Could you mske that to a Comanche, sir?



Joe Bass:
You seem to have an uncommon prejudice against service to the white-skinned race!



Joseph Lee:
I don't mean to be narrow in my attitude. Could I ask you what's your name, sir?



Joe Bass:
Joe Bass.



Joseph Lee:
Well, Mr. Bass, couldn't you kind of consider me a captured Comanche?



Joe Bass:
[both Joe Bass and his horse turn around and do a 'take']



Joseph Lee:
I came on my own two feet as far as those Comanches. It was my intent to circle south as far as Mexico. The Mexicans have a law against the slavery trade, and since those Indians captured me from other Indians. I have now got full Indian citizenship.



Joe Bass:
Joseph Lee, you ever study the law?



Joseph Lee:
No, sir.



Joe Bass:
Well, neither did I, but you ain't got a chance in hell of calling yerself an Indian! You're an African slave by employment, black by color!

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Edward Rutledge:
[In the final vote for Independence, Rutledge wants the slavery clause removed from the Declaration, or else he will vote against independence] Well, Mr. Adams?



John Adams:
Well, Mr. Rutledge.



Edward Rutledge:
[stands] Mr. Adams, you must believe that I *will* do what I promised to do.



John Adams:
[stands and approaches him] What is it you want, Rutledge?



Edward Rutledge:
Remove the offending passage from your Declaration.



John Adams:
If we did that, we would be guilty of what we ourselves are rebelling against.



Edward Rutledge:
Nevertheless... remove it, or South Carolina will bury, now and forever, your dream of independence.



Dr. Benjamin Franklin:
John? I beg you consider what you're doing.



John Adams:
Mark me, Franklin... if we give in on this issue, posterity will never forgive us.



Dr. Benjamin Franklin:
That's probably true, but we won't hear a thing, we'll be long gone. Besides, what would posterity think we were? Demi-gods? We're men, no more no less, trying to get a nation started against greater odds than a more generous God would have allowed. First things first, John. Independence; America. If we don't secure that, what difference will the rest make?



John Adams:
[long pause] Jefferson, say something.



Thomas Jefferson:
What else is there to do?



John Adams:
Well, man, you're the one that wrote it.



Thomas Jefferson:
I *wrote* ALL of it, Mr. Adams.


[stands and goes to the Declaration, crosses out the clause]



John Adams:
[snatches the paper from Jefferson and takes it to Rutledge] There you are, Rutlege, you have your slavery; little good may it do you, now VOTE, damn you!



Edward Rutledge:
[takes the paper] Mr. President, the fair colony of South Carolina...


[looks at Adams]



Edward Rutledge:
... says yea.

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Dr. Benjamin Franklin:
We've no choice, John. The slavery clause has got to go.



John Adams:
Franklin, what are you saying?



Dr. Benjamin Franklin:
It's a luxury we can't afford.



John Adams:
'Luxury?' A half million souls in chains... and Dr. Franklin calls it a 'luxury!' Maybe you should have walked out with the South!



Dr. Benjamin Franklin:
[dangerous] You forget yourself sir. I founded the FIRST anti-slavery society on this continent.



John Adams:
Oh, don't wave your credentials at me! Maybe it's time you had them renewed!



Dr. Benjamin Franklin:
John, the issue here is independence! Maybe you have forgotten that fact, but I have not! These men, no matter how much we may disagree with them, they are not ribbon clerks to be ordered about - they are proud, accomplished men, the cream of their colonies. And whether you like them or not, they and the people they represent will be part of this new nation that YOU hope to create. Now, either learn how to live with them, or pack up and go home! In any case, stop acting like a Boston fishwife.

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John:
I wonder if all those people who are desperate to see a close encounter of some kind have ever really thought about what it might mean.



Hsui Tai:
What do you mean John?



John:
Just think what happened to the African Negro and the American Indian when they came into contact with the Europeans who had more advanced technology. The Blacks were sold into slavery and the Indians almost wiped out.

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William F. 'Buffalo Bill' Cody:
My daddy was killed trying to keep slavery out of Kansas.



Oswald Dart:
How did he do that?



William F. 'Buffalo Bill' Cody:
Well, my daddy hated slavery with such a passion that rather than let the coloreds get in as slaves, he just fought to keep 'em out of the state.

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Vladimir Ivanoff:
I read about slavery.



Lionel Witherspoon, Bloomingdales Security Officer:
Yeah, with slavery at least the work was steady.



Vladimir Ivanoff:
Sounds like Russia.


[Lionel starts laughting]



Vladimir Ivanoff:
I make joke. That's ok. I feel to make joke in other language, is all good. O.K.



Lionel Witherspoon, Bloomingdales Security Officer:
O.K.

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George Hazard:
[avoiding to talk about the war] What's that on your finger?



Orry Main:
[smiles] Madeline and I were finally married.



George Hazard:
Oh, congratulations!



Orry Main:
I wish you'd been there to be my best man.



George Hazard:
I'll make it up to you! Throw you the greatest party you ever saw, after the war!



Orry Main:
[both laughing] Great!



George Hazard:
We'll make it a West Point reunion. I'll even invite Marcus Hessler, remember him?



Orry Main:
[tense pause] He was killed by a Union shooter last week.



George Hazard:
[another tense pause] Orry, Lincoln bend over backwards to accomodate the South...



Orry Main:
Then why did he invade Virginia? You call Bull Run accommodate?



George Hazard:
Wait a minute, I was there, I saw it! There was an entire rebel army waiting to invade the capital, what was Lincoln supposed to do? He took an oath to preserve the Union. The South started it by firing on Sumpter!



Orry Main:
We didn't start anything! We just wanted to be left alone!



Orry Main:
You never even gave him a chance! You refused to compromise! He just could NOT extend slavery into the new territories!



Orry Main:
That is NOT the issue George! We both agreed that slavery is an outmoded institution that will only hold South back!



George Hazard:
[pause] Dear God, what has happened to us?



Orry Main:
[gets up] Well, I think that under the circumstances it was best that we ended our business partnership.

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Guilford:
Go on, ask me.



Jane:
What?



Guilford:
What I want.



Jane:
What do you want?



Guilford:
Oh, I think you know. I want a world where men are not branded or sent into slavery because they can't grow the food they need to eat. Go on.



Jane:
Well,


[smashes goblet]



Jane:
it's done.

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Lydia:
I really get turned on about the Civil War. And I know it's been a hundred years, and I still don't think we were wrong. Only in that slavery should not be enforced. It should be a right. If you want to be a slave, be a slave. If you don't, fine.

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[da silva pours some champagne into their glasses]



Captain Pedro Vincente:
To slavery! The greatest misunderstanding in the history of mankind.



Francisco Manoel da Silva:
It was no misunderstanding. It was a crime...



Francisco Manoel da Silva:
[drinks the champagne, refills the glass] Slavery is an element of the human heart.



Francisco Manoel da Silva:
To our ruin!

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[Reacting to the Confederate Government's move to have African American Slaves serve as soldiers in the Army.]



Senator Howell Cobb:
You cannot make soldiers of slaves, or slaves of soldiers. The day you make a soldier of them is the beginning of the end of the Revolution. And if slaves seem good soldiers, then our whole theory of slavery is wrong.

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Jon Stewart:
[on proposed congressional funding for the "American Tobacco Trail"] Here's everything you need to know about the American Tobacco Trail - it starts at slavery and ends at cancer.

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Baldwin:
Captain Fitzerald, please explain to us your primary duties in Her Majesty's Navy.



Captain Fitzgerald:
To patrol the Ivory Coast for slave ships.



Baldwin:
Because?



Captain Fitzgerald:
Because slavery is banned in British law, sir.



Baldwin:
Yet the abduction of freemen from the British Protectorate of Sierra Leone and their illegal transportation to the New World, as described by Cinque, is not unheard of, is it?



Captain Fitzgerald:
Not even unusual, regrettably.

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Raven:
Pain is pleasure! Slavery is freedom! Suicide for Satan!

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Fanny Price:
And a woman's poverty is a slavery even more harsh than a man's.



Henry Crawford:
Mm, arguable. But it need not be your lot. You can live out your days in comfort... with me.



Fanny Price:
I know.



Henry Crawford:
You do?



Fanny Price:
Yes.



Henry Crawford:
Is that a yes?



Fanny Price:
Yes.



Henry Crawford:
Is that the yes I have heard a hundred times in my heart but never from you? Oh, Fanny Price... You will learn to love me. Say it again.



Fanny Price:
Yes.

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Alex Jones:
"You can't fight city hall." "Death and taxes." "Don't talk about politics or religion." This is all the equivalent of enemy propaganda, rolling across the picket line. "Lay down, GI! Lay down, GI!". We saw it all through the 20th Century. And now on the 21st Century, it's time to stand up and realize, that we should NOT allow ourselves to be crammed into this rat maze. We should not SUBMIT to dehumanization. I don't know about you, but I'm concerned with what's happening in this world. I'm concerned with the structure. I'm concerned with the systems of control. Those that control my life, and those that seek to control it EVEN MORE! I want FREEDOM! That's what I want, and that's what YOU should want! It's up to each and every one of us to turn loose of just some of the greed, the hatred, the envy, and yes, the insecurities, because that is the central mode of control, make us feel pathetic, small, so we'll willingly give up our sovereignty, our liberty, our destiny. We have GOT to realize we're being conditioned on a mass scale. Start challenging this corporate slave state! The 21st Century's gonna be a new century! Not the century of slavery, not the century of lies and issues of no significance, of classism and statism, and all the rest of the modes of control... it's gonna be the age of humankind, standing up for something PURE and something RIGHT! What a bunch of garbage, liberal, Democratic, conservative, Republican, it's all there to control you, two sides of the same coin! Two management teams, bidding for control of the CEO job of Slavery Incorporated! The TRUTH is out there in front of you, but they lay out this buffet of LIES! I'm SICK of it, and I'M NOT GONNA TAKE A BITE OUT OF IT! DO YA GOT ME? Resistance is NOT futile, we're gonna win this thing, humankind is too good, WE'RE NOT A BUNCH OF UNDERACHIEVERS, WE'RE GONNA STAND UP, AND WE'RE GONNA BE HUMAN BEINGS! WE'RE GONNA GET FIRED UP ABOUT THE REAL THINGS, THE THINGS THAT MATTER - CREATIVITY, AND THE *DYNAMIC* *HUMAN* *SPIRIT* THAT REFUSES TO *SUBMIT*! WELL THAT'S IT, that's all I've got to say. It's in your court now.

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James Carter:
[In a casino] My people did not go through 362 years of slavery just so you could send us back to the cotton fields with $500 chips!

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Millard Fillmore:
God knows I detest slavery but it is an existing evil and we must endure it and give it such protection as is prescribed by the constitution.

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Millard Fillmore:
In the north I was accused of being a pro-slavery man seeking to extend slavery over free territory and in the south I was accused of being an abolishionist. But I am neither.

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[Monty standing in the men's bathroom, talking to himself in a mirror with a "FUCK YOU" written on it]



Monty Brogan:
Well, fuck you, too. Fuck me, fuck you, fuck this whole city and everyone in it. Fuck the panhandlers, grubbing for money, and smiling at me behind my back. Fuck the squeegee men dirtying up the clean windshield of my car. Get a fucking job! Fuck the Sikhs and the Pakistanis bombing down the avenues in decrepit cabs, curry steaming out their pores, stinking up my day. Terrorists in fucking training. SLOW THE FUCK DOWN! Fuck the Chelsea boys with their waxed chests and pumped up biceps. Going down on each other in my parks and on my piers, jingling their dicks on my Channel 35. Fuck the Korean grocers with their pyramids of overpriced fruit and their tulips and roses wrapped in plastic. Ten years in the country, still no speaky English? Fuck the Russians in Brighton Beach. Mobster thugs sitting in caf├ęs, sipping tea in little glasses, sugar cubes between their teeth. Wheelin' and dealin' and schemin'. Go back where you fucking came from! Fuck the black-hatted Chassidim, strolling up and down 47th street in their dirty gabardine with their dandruff. Selling South African apartheid diamonds! Fuck the Wall Street brokers. Self-styled masters of the universe. Michael Douglas, Gordon Gekko wannabe mother fuckers, figuring out new ways to rob hard working people blind. Send those Enron assholes to jail for FUCKING LIFE! You think Bush and Cheney didn't know about that shit? Give me a fucking break! Tyco! Worldcom! Fuck the Puerto Ricans. 20 to a car, swelling up the welfare rolls, worst fuckin' parade in the city. And don't even get me started on the Dom-in-i-cans, 'cause they make the Puerto Ricans look good. Fuck the Bensonhurst Italians with their pomaded hair, their nylon warm-up suits, their St. Anthony medallions, swinging their, Jason Giambi, Louisville slugger, baseball bats, trying to audition for the Sopranos. Fuck the Upper East Side wives with their Hermes scarves and their fifty-dollar Balducci artichokes. Overfed faces getting pulled and lifted and stretched, all taut and shiny. You're not fooling anybody, sweetheart! Fuck the uptown brothers. They never pass the ball, they don't want to play defense, they take five steps on every lay-up to the hoop. And then they want to turn around and blame everything on the white man. Slavery ended one hundred and thirty seven years ago. Move the fuck on! Fuck the corrupt cops with their anus violating plungers and their 41 shots, standing behind a blue wall of silence. You betray our trust! Fuck the priests who put their hands down some innocent child's pants. Fuck the church that protects them, delivering us into evil. And while you're at it, fuck JC! He got off easy! A day on the cross, a weekend in hell, and all the hallelujahs of the legioned angels for eternity! Try seven years in fuckin' Otisville, J! Fuck Osama Bin Laden, Al Qaeda, and backward-ass, cave-dwelling, fundamentalist assholes everywhere. On the names of innocent thousands murdered, I pray you spend the rest of eternity with your seventy-two whores roasting in a jet-fuel fire in hell. You towel headed camel jockeys can kiss my royal Irish ass! Fuck Jacob Elinsky, whining malcontent. Fuck Francis Xavier Slaughtery my best friend, judging me while he stares at my girlfriend's ass. Fuck Naturelle Riviera, I gave her my trust and she stabbed me in the back, sold me up the river, fucking bitch. Fuck my father with his endless grief, standing behind that bar sipping on club sodas, selling whisky to firemen, cheering the Bronx bombers. Fuck this whole city and everyone in it. From the row-houses of Astoria to the penthouses on Park Avenue, from the projects in the Bronx to the lofts in Soho. From the tenements in Alphabet City to the brownstones in Park slope to the split-levels in Staten Island. Let an earthquake crumble it, let the fires rage, let it burn to fucking ash and then let the waters rise and submerge this whole rat-infested place.


[pause]



Monty Brogan:
No. No, fuck you, Montgomery Brogan. You had it all, and you threw it away, you dumb fuck!

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Americans are so enamored of equality that they would rather be equal in slavery than unequal in freedom.More [07/07/2011 07:07:31]
I stopped loving my father a long time ago. What remained was the slavery to a pattern.More [07/07/2011 09:07:51]
All the miseries and evils which men suffer from vice, crime, ambition, injustice, oppression, slavery and war, proceed from their despising or neglecting the precepts contained in the Bible.More [07/18/2011 05:07:16]
Thus again the Netherlands, for the first time since the fall of Rome, were united under one crown imperial. They had already been once united, in their slavery to Rome.More [07/25/2011 04:07:11]
I went back and researched the history of gospel; where it came from, slavery times, communicating with each other without their master knowing what they are saying, and that gospel artists view themselves differently.More [08/05/2011 01:08:24]
It states, History should be regarded as a means for understanding the past and solving the challenges of the future. It also suggests that this celebration of the end of slavery is an important and enriching part of the history and heritage of the United States.More [09/03/2011 09:09:49]
From slavery to segregation, we remember that America did not always live up to its ideals. In fact, we often fell far short of them. But we also learned that fundamental to our national character is the drive to live out the true meaning of our creed.More [09/07/2011 05:09:23]
You may try but you can never imagine what it is to have a man's form of genius in you, and to suffer the slavery of being a girl.More [09/10/2011 04:09:01]
It the British System is the most gigantic system of slavery the world has yet seen, and therefore it is that freedom gradually disappears from every country over which England is enabled to obtain control.More [09/26/2011 12:09:38]
To some extent I liken slavery to death.More [09/30/2011 05:09:24]
I was trying to get across the kind of emotional and psychological stones that slavery threw at people.More [10/27/2011 06:10:13]
The people made worse off by slavery were those who were enslaved. Their descendants would have been worse off today if born in Africa instead of America. Put differently, the terrible fate of their ancestors benefitted them.More [11/17/2011 09:11:45]
Carry out the republican principle of universal suffrage, or strike it from your banners and substitute 'Freedom and Power to one half of society, and Submission and Slavery to the other.'More [04/13/2012 03:04:33]
I appeal to you, my friends, as mothers: are you willing to enslave your children? You stare back with horror and indignation at such questions. But why, if slavery is not wrong to those upon whom it is imposed?More [05/05/2012 03:05:51]
Only let the North exert as much moral influence over the South, as the South has exerted demoralizing influence over the North, and slavery would die amid the flame of Christian remonstrance, and faithful rebuke, and holy indignation.More [05/05/2012 03:05:21]
The prolonged slavery of women is the darkest page in human history.More [05/18/2012 04:05:58]
In these days, nations are militant, we have slavery under government.More [08/23/2012 05:08:05]

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