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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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Democratic Vistas: Reflections on the Life of American Democracy

Jedediah Purdy, Anthony T. Kronman, Cynthia Farrar - Law - 2008 - 288 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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Unto a Good Land: A History of the American People, Volume 1: To 1900

David Edwin Harrell Jr., Edwin S. Gaustad, John B. Boles, Sally Foreman Griffith - History - 2005 - 843 pages
...characteristically pithy language that "We now practically read it 'all men are created equal except Negroes.' When the Know-Nothings get control, it will read All...equal, except Negroes and foreigners and Catholics.'" The basic anti-Americanism of the American Party's central issue caused it quickly to fade when another...
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Team of Rivals: The Political Genius of Abraham Lincoln

Doris Kearns Goodwin - Biography & Autobiography - 2006 - 944 pages
...people?" he queried his friend 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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Reconstructing the Fourth Amendment: A History of Search and Seizure, 1789-1868

Andrew E. Taslitz - Law - 2006 - 363 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 Melancholy: How Depression Challenged a President and Fueled His ...

Joshua Wolf Shenk - Biography & Autobiography - 2005 - 350 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,...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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Father Abraham: Lincoln's Relentless Struggle to End Slavery

Richard Striner - History - 2006 - 320 pages
...their way. "Our progress in degeneracy appears to me to be pretty rapid," he wrote to a close friend in 1855. "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'" Soon enough "it will read...
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Self-Government, the American Theme: Presidents of the Founding and Civil War

Will Morrisey - History - 2005 - 290 pages
...is also the top of a slippery slope. "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 Yale Book of Quotations

Fred R. Shapiro, Associate Librarian and Lecturer in Legal Research Fred R Shapiro - Reference - 2006 - 1067 pages
...republicanism. Speech, Peoria, 111., 16 Oct. 1854 9 Our progress in degeneracy appears to me to be pretty rapid. ummed up in the single sentence: Abolition of private property. The We now practically read it "all men are created equal, except Negroes." When the KnowNothings get control,...
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Lincoln's Defense of Politics: The Public Man and His Opponents in the ...

Thomas E. Schneider - Biography & Autobiography - 2006 - 224 pages
...Fitzhugh, one might justly say, "Rest in peace." But consider these lines from an 1855 letter of Lincoln's: "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.'" Lincoln did not say the new...
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Creating the Culture of Reform in Antebellum America

T. Gregory Garvey - Biography & Autobiography - 2006 - 280 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.' Now we practically read it as 'all men are created equal, except negroes.' When the Know-Nothings get...
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