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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 Pocket Book of Patriotism

Jonathan Foreman - 2005 - 96 Seiten
...WILLIAM PRESCOTT 3775 US population reaches 2.5 million 1775 Samuel Johnson's Taxation no Tyranny: "How is it that we hear the loudest yelps for liberty among the drivers of Negroes?" 1776 The Declaration of Independence: 1776 Adam Smith's The Wealth of Nations 1776 Edward Gibbon's...
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The Brooklyn Bridge: A Cultural History

Richard Haw - 2005 - 307 Seiten
...War, the idea of American freedom had often seemed somewhat hollow. As Samuel Johnson famously asked, "how is it that we hear the loudest yelps for liberty among the drivers of Negroes?" 17 For foreign observers, the Civil War seemed to consign the contradictions of freedom and slavery...
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And the War Came: The Slavery Quarrel and the American Civil War

Donald J. Meyers - 2005 - 284 Seiten
...dissolution of the United States. In England, author Samuel Johnson posed a barb that was difficult to avoid: "How is it that we hear the loudest yelps for liberty among the drivers of negroes?" 34 34. Davis, The Problem of Slavery in the Age of Revolution, p.275. 2. UNITING AROUND A CONSTITUTION,...
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And the War Came: The Slavery Quarrel and the American Civil War

Donald J. Meyers - 2005 - 284 Seiten
...dissolution of the United States. In England, author Samuel Johnson posed a barb that was difficult to avoid: "How is it that we hear the loudest yelps for liberty among the drivers of negroes?"34 34. Davis, The Problem of Slavery in the Age of Revolution, p.275. 2. UNITING AROUND A...
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An Imaginative Whig: Reassessing the Life and Thought of Edmund Burke

Ian Crowe - 2005 - 247 Seiten
...juxtaposed figurative with literal slavery in his famous reply: "if slavery be thus fatally contagious, how is it that we hear the loudest yelps for liberty among the drivers of negroes?"55 Literal slavery is not an issue here; Johnson, Burke, and Price all despised it. But, since...
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The Cambridge History of English Literature, 1660-1780

John Richetti - 2005 - 945 Seiten
...attention to the paradox at the heart of the colonists' complaint: 'If slavery be thus fatally contagious, how is it that we hear the loudest yelps for liberty among the drivers of negroes?'58 Reflections on the Revolution Burke 's Reflections on the Revolution in France, and on...
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Six Frigates: The Epic History of the Founding of the U.S. Navy

Ian W. Toll - 2006 - 560 Seiten
...hundred men, women and children, some of whom were his blood relations. As Dr. Samuel Johnson had asked: "How is it that we hear the loudest yelps for liberty among the drivers of negroes?" With this in mind, it is hardly surprising to find that Jefferson's words and deeds on the subject...
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Inhuman Bondage: The Rise and Fall of Slavery in the New World

David Brion Davis - 2006 - 464 Seiten
...rely on such individual motives and goodwill in response to Samuel Johnson's famous jibe at Americans: "How is it that we hear the loudest yelps for liberty among the drivers of negroes?" Yet owners manumitted a surprisingly large number of slaves during the Revolution or soon after. Even...
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Proslavery and Sectional Thought in the Early South, 1740-1829: An Anthology

Jeffrey Robert Young - 2006 - 259 Seiten
...287, 308-10, 350-51. 1 34. In perhaps the most famous Tory quip to this effect, Samuel Johnson asked, "How is it that we hear the loudest yelps for liberty among the drivers of negroes?" Quoted in Jack P. Greene, "Slavery or Independence: Some Reflections on the Relationship among Liberty,...
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Race, Slavery, and Liberalism in Nineteenth-Century American Literature

Arthur Riss - 2006
...hypocrisy is, of course, longstanding, instantiated perhaps most memorably by Samuel Johnson's quip: "How is it that we hear the loudest yelps for liberty among the drivers of negroes?" See also Barbara J. Fields, "Ideology and Race in American History," in Region, Race, and Reconstruction,...
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