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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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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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The Real History of the American Revolution: A New Look at the Past

Alan Axelrod - 2007 - 371 Seiten
...Parliament and King George Ill had made slaves of the Americans: "lf slavery thus be fatally contagious, how is it that we hear the loudest yelps for liberty among the drivers of Negroes?" DETAILS, DETAILS Four for Four Roger Sherman has the distinction of being a "quadruple signer," the...
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Women's Rights and Transatlantic Antislavery in the Era of Emancipation

Kathryn Kish Sklar, James Brewer Stewart - 2007 - 385 Seiten
...sharply questioned. They could thus be accused of flagrant hypocrisy, as in Samuel Johnson's famous quip: "How is it that we hear the loudest yelps for liberty among the drivers of negroes?"8 Johnson had long expressed bitter opposition to colonial slavery and represented a growing...
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The Life of Samuel Johnson

James Boswell - 2008 - 997 Seiten
...excess, says, Till languor, suffering on the rack of bliss. Confess that man was never made for this. to the next insurrection of the negroes in the West-Indies.'...drivers of negroes?' and in his conversation with Mr Wilkes,1 he asked, 'Where did Beckford and Trecothick learn English?' That Trecothick could both speak...
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Exploring American History: From Colonial Times to 1877, Band 7

Tom Lansford, Thomas E. Woods - 2008 - 11 Seiten
...observers, foreign or domestic. As Samuel Johnson, the great English writer and moralist, wrote in 1775, "How is it that we hear the loudest yelps for liberty among the drivers of negroes?" Calvert, a Catholic, sought a charter so that he and his compatriots would have a place where they...
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I Dissent: Great Opposing Opinions in Landmark Supreme Court Cases

Mark Tushnet - 2008 - 256 Seiten
...contradiction at the Constitution's heart. Criticizing the American drive to revolution, Samuel Johnson asked, "How is it that we hear the loudest yelps for liberty among the drivers of Negroes?" The Constitution's framers were sufficiently embarrassed by slavery that they omitted the word and...
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The Keeler Keyhole Collection

Harry Stephen Keeler - 2008 - 438 Seiten
...thankful for anything we allow them short of hanging." Ivy says he said, of our cries for freedom: "How is it that we hear the loudest yelps for liberty among the drivers of negroes?" (TSS 3-30-62) 153 The latest biographer of Boswell tells us in his book that the record of the amorous...
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William Wilberforce: The Life of the Great Anti-slave Trade Campaigner

William Hague - 2007 - 582 Seiten
...institution of slavery was no longer immutable. While Samuel Johnson taunted the Americans with the question, 'How is it that we hear the loudest yelps for liberty among the drivers of Negroes?',49 British generals seeking every possible weapon to use against the colonists made extensive...
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