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" How is it that we hear the loudest yelps for liberty among the drivers of Negroes? "
The Life of Samuel Johnson, LL.D.: Together with A Journal of a Tour to the ... - Seite 238
von James Boswell - 1888
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The Living Age ..., Band 45

1855
...the chains of their slaves. To him at least could never be applied Dr. Johnson's taunting words, " How is it that we hear the loudest yelps for liberty among the drivers of negroes ?" The views of Washington on this great question are best shown at the close of the Revolutionary...
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The Passion for Happiness: Samuel Johnson and David Hume

Adam Potkay - 2000 - 241 Seiten
...Johnson 2:312). Taken out of context, his most-often-cited pronouncement on the matter is, "[H] ow is it that we hear the loudest yelps for liberty among the drivers of negroes?" (PW^.^). Yet quotation out of context is, as we have seen, particularly apt to misrepresent Johnson...
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Understanding Thomas Jefferson

E. M. Halliday - 2009 - 304 Seiten
...taxes in the late 1760s, Dr. Samuel Johnson, the quirky London pundit, got off a derisive question: "How is it that we hear the loudest yelps for liberty among the drivers of negroes?" It was a shot that rather bounced off Thomas Jefferson, for though he had joined George Washington...
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Slavery & the Law

Paul Finkelman - 2001 - 465 Seiten
...lost on British opponents of American independence. The English Tory Samuel Johnson pointedly asked, "How is it that we hear the loudest yelps for liberty among the drivers of negroes?" Even some of America's British friends were concerned by the hypocrisy of revolutionary slaveholders....
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Slavery and the Founders: Race and Liberty in the Age of Jefferson

Paul Finkelman
...Revolution, Dr. Samuel Johnson, the English literary figure, chided the rebellious colonists by asking, "How is it that we hear the loudest yelps for liberty among the drivers of negroes?"31 Unfortunately, there were no comfortable answers to the question. The American revolutionaries...
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Three Deaths and Enlightenment Thought: Hume, Johnson, Marat

Stephen Miller - 2001 - 219 Seiten
...government continued its policy toward the colonies, Johnson asked: "If slavery be thus fatally contagious, how is it that we hear the loudest yelps for liberty among the drivers of Negroes?"135 Johnson thought it was the slaveholding American leaders, not the British, who were the...
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Citizens & Cannibals: The French Revolution, the Struggle for Modernity, and ...

Eli Sagan - 2001 - 624 Seiten
...already perceived the equivocation in liberalism, was unmerciful in underlining this moral ambiguity: "How is it that we hear the loudest yelps for liberty among the drivers of negroes?"44 Ambiguity and contradiction pile on top of contradiction and ambiguity: it was the future...
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Redcoats and Rebels: The American Revolution Through British Eyes

Christopher Hibbert - 2002 - 375 Seiten
...guarded apology for having advised so disastrous an attack. PART TWO 8 THE DECLARATION OF INDEPENDENCE 'How is it that we hear the loudest yelps for liberty among the drivers of Negroes?' Samuel Johnson On the last day of November 1774, Tom Paine, then aged thirtyeight, 'an ingenious, worthy...
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The American Creed: A Biography of the Declaration of Independence

Forrest Church - 2003 - 180 Seiten
...calls for American rights. From England, the literary lion Samuel Johnson posed the obvious question: "How is it that we hear the loudest yelps for liberty among the drivers of negroes?" Jefferson, indicted by his own soaring rhetoric, might better be described as schizophrenic than hypocritical...
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The Complete Colonial Gentleman: Cultural Legitimacy In Plantation America

...slavery as a metaphor for British tyranny. "If slavery be thus fatally contagious," ran the argument, "how is it that we hear the loudest yelps for liberty among the drivers of Negroes?" Perhaps, it was suggested, the Revolutionary leaders should decide "that the slaves should be set free,...
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