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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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Civil Rights

David Seidman - Juvenile Nonfiction - 2001 - 128 pages
...Abraham Lincoln was moved to attack it in 1855: "As a nation, we began by declaring that all men arc created equal . . . When the Know-Nothings get control,...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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Voices from the Gathering Storm: The Coming of the American Civil War

Glenn M. Linden - History - 2001 - 236 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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Critical Issues in American Religious History: A Reader

Robert R. Mathisen - History - 2001 - 659 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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We Cannot Escape History: Lincoln and the Last Best Hope of Earth

James M. McPherson - Biography & Autobiography - 2001 - 176 pages
...condemned the discriminatory immigration and naturalization policies that the Know-Nothings advocated. "As a nation, we began by declaring that 'all men are created equal,'" he wrote. "We now practically read it 'all men are created equal, except negroes. ' When the Know-Nothings...
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Restless in the Promised Land: Catholics and the American Dream : Portraits ...

Jim Cullen - History - 2001 - 165 pages
...part of a larger pattern. "Our progress in degeneracy appears to me to be pretty rapid," he continued. "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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Abraham Lincoln: The Prairie Years and the War Years

Carl Sandburg - Biography & Autobiography - 2002 - 762 pages
...'all men are created equal.' We now practically read it 'all men are created equal, except negroes.1 When the Know-Nothings get control, it will read 'all...created equal, except negroes, and foreigners, and catholics.1 When it comes to this I should prefer emigrating to some country where they make no pretence...
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Dividing Lines: The Politics of Immigration Control in America

Daniel J. Tichenor - Political Science - 2009 - 400 pages
...it 4all men are created equal, except negroes? When the Know-Nothings get control, it will read 4all men are created equal, except negroes, and foreigners, and catholics.' When it comes to this I should prefer emigrating to some country where they make no pretense for loving liberty." See Lincoln...
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Abraham Lincoln Sculpture Created by Avard T. Fairbanks

Eugene F. Fairbanks, Avard Tennyson Fairbanks - 2002 - 168 pages
...could anyone who abhors the oppressing of Negros 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 Negros.' When the know-nothings get control,...
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War Letters: Extraordinary Correspondence from American Wars

Andrew Carroll - History - 2008 - 512 pages
...are created equal. We now read it 'All men are created equal except Negroes.' When the Know Nothings get control it will read 'All men are created equal except Negroes, foreigners and Catholics.'" Discrimination makes all of us Poorer. We cannot have a prosperous democracy...
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Lincoln Reshapes the Presidency

Lincoln Symposium (2001, Lincoln Memorial University) - History - 2003 - 236 pages
...equal." We now practically read it "all men are created equal, except negroes. " When the Know Nothings get control it will read "all men are created equal,...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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