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" Our progress in degeneracy appears to me to be pretty rapid. As a nation, we began by declaring that 'all men are created equal.' We now practically read it 'all men are created equal, except negroes... "
The Parish Monthly: Is Distributed the First Sunday of Each Month at the ... - Page 8
1908
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Lincoln Before Washington: New Perspectives on the Illinois Years

Douglas L. Wilson - Biography & Autobiography - 1998 - 208 pages
...nativist turn that politics was taking: "Our progress in degeneracy appears to me to be pretty rapid. As a nation, we began by declaring that 'all men are created equal. ' We now practically read it 'all men are created equal, except negroes. ' When the Know-Nothings get...
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Lincoln on Lincoln

Paul M. Zall - Biography & Autobiography - 2003 - 216 pages
..."a// men are created equal." We now practically read it "all men are created equal, except negroes." When the Know-Nothings get control, it will read "all...foreigners, and catholics." When it comes to this I should prefer emigrating to some country where they make no pretence of loving liberty—to Russia,...
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Legacy of Hate: A Short History of Ethnic, Religious, and Racial Prejudice ...

Philip Perlmutter - History - 1999 - 325 pages
...can anyone who abhors the oppression of Negroes be in favor of degrading classes of white people ... as a nation we began by declaring that 'all men are created equal.' We now practically read it, 'all men are created equal except Negroes.' When the Know-Nothings obtain...
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U.S. Immigration and Naturalization Laws and Issues: A Documentary History

Michael C. LeMay, Elliott Robert Barkan, Michael Robert Lemay - Law - 1999 - 336 pages
...of degrading a class of white people? Our progress in degeneracy appears to me to me pretty rapid. As a nation, we began by declaring that "all men are created equal." We now practically read it "all men are created equal, except negroes." When the Know-Nothings get...
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Courtroom: The Story Of Samuel S. Leibowitz

Quentin Reynolds - Biography & Autobiography - 1999 - 419 pages
...not die. 11. ... AND NINE SOUTHERN BOYS "Our progress in degeneracy appears to me to be pretty rapid. As a nation we began by declaring that 'All men are created equal.' We now practically read it, 'All men are created equal, except Negroes.' " A. LINCOLN Nine ignorant,...
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The Catholic Voter in American Politics: The Passing of the Democratic Monolith

William B. Prendergast, Mary E. Prendergast - Political Science - 1999 - 260 pages
...1850s, Lincoln wrote to Joshua Speed, Our progress in degeneracy appears to me to be pretty rapid. As a nation, we began by declaring that "all men are created equal." We now practically read it "all men are created equal, except negroes." When the Know-Nothings get...
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The Boisterous Sea of Liberty: A Documentary History of America from ...

David Brion Davis, Steven Mintz - History - 1998 - 608 pages
..."all men are created equal." We now practically read it, "all men are created equal, except Negroes." When the Know-Nothings get control, it will read "all...foreigners, and Catholics." When it comes to this I should prefer emigrating to some country where they make no pretense of loving liberty — to Russia,...
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Lincoln's Sacred Effort: Defining Religion's Role in American Self-government

Lucas E. Morel - History - 2000 - 251 pages
..."a// men are created equal." We now practically read it "all men are created equal, except negroes." When the Know-Nothings get control, it will read "all...foreigners, and catholics. When it comes to this I should prefer emigrating to some country where they make no pretence of loving liberty — to Russia,...
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Lincoln of Kentucky

Lowell Harrison - History - 2000 - 305 pages
...of degrading classes of white people? Our progress in degeneracy appears to me to be pretty rapid. As a nation, we began by declaring that 'all men are created equal.' We now practically read it, 'all men are created equal, except negroes' When the Know-Nothings get...
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A New Birth of Freedom: Abraham Lincoln and the Coming of the Civil War

Harry V. Jaffa - History - 2004 - 576 pages
...of degrading classes of white people? Our progress in degeneracy appears to me to be pretty rapid. As a nation, we began by declaring that "all men are created equal " We now practically read it "all men are created equal, except negroes. " When the Know-Nothings get...
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