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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 Encyclopedia of American Civil Liberties: A - F, Index, Band 1

2006 - 859 Seiten
...owners. Not a few Englishmen and many Americans read the Declaration and wondered, as did Samuel Johnson, "How is it that we hear the loudest yelps for liberty among the drivers of negroes?" This question bothered some early constitution makers. But only three of the new states confronted...
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Slavery and Resistance

Anne Devereaux Jordan, Virginia Schomp - 2007 - 70 Seiten
...from those who have as good a right to freedom as we have." The British were only too happy to agree. "How is it that we hear the loudest yelps for liberty among the drivers of negroes?" asked British writer Samuel Johnson. A few white colonists responded to these contradictions by calling...
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Revolutionary Characters: What Made the Founders Different

Gordon S. Wood - 2006 - 321 Seiten
...seemed cheap. The American Revolution changed all this. The revolutionaries did not need Dr. Johnson ("How is it that we hear the loudest yelps for liberty among the drivers of negroes?") to tell them about the glaring inconsistency between their appeals to liberty and their owning of slaves....
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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. 134. 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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Why the Christian Right Is Wrong: A Minister's Manifesto for Taking Back ...

Robin Meyers - 2007 - 224 Seiten
...Americans, in Johnson's eyes, were "thieves" in their relations with indigenous peoples and African slaves. "How is it that we hear the loudest yelps for liberty among the drivers of Negroes? ... I am willing to love all mankind, except an American."9 For the same reason that many young people...
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Reading the Early Republic

Robert A. FERGUSON, Robert A Ferguson - 2009 - 370 Seiten
...to justify their rebellion.57 Here, of course, was the answer to Samuel Johnson's celebrated jibe: "how is it that we hear the loudest yelps for liberty among the drivers of negroes?"58 The two greatest discursive productions of the legal mind in America during the Revolutionary...
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Patrons of Enlightenment

Edward Andrew - 2006 - 284 Seiten
...plunder a Plantation. Security and leisure are the parents of sedition.' Johnson found it distasteful that 'we hear the loudest yelps for liberty among the drivers of negroes' and recommended that the slaves be freed. 'If they are furnished with fire-arms for defence, and utensils...
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The Road to Disunion, Volume II : Secessionists Triumphant Volume II ...

William W. Freehling Singletary Professor of the Humanities University of Kentucky - 2007 - 624 Seiten
...Revolution no less than the southern revolution and is the best answer to Samuel Johnson's famous query: "How is it that we hear the loudest yelps for liberty among the drivers of negroes?" American whites' yelp was profoundly a cry to be the reverse of Negroes and slaves, given its stridency...
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Day of Reckoning: How Hubris, Ideology, and Greed Are Tearing America Apart

Patrick J. Buchanan - 2007 - 294 Seiten
...that among these are Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness." From London, Dr. Johnson sneered: "[H]ow is it that we hear the loudest yelps for liberty among the drivers of negroes?" On Johnson's death, the chief beneficiary in his will was his Jamaican servant, an ex-slave. Yet Jefferson,...
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Thomas Paine: Enlightenment, Revolution, and the Birth of Modern Nations

Craig Nelson - 2007 - 432 Seiten
...none but very perspicacious politicians are able to foresee. If slavery be thus fatally contagious, how is it that we hear the loudest yelps for liberty among the drivers of Negroes?" On April 18, 1775, learning that British troops were marching from Boston to seize a store of gunpowder...
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