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" The whole commerce between master and slave is a perpetual exercise of the most boisterous passions, — the most unremitting despotism on the one part and degrading submissions on the other. "
Travels in America Performed in 1806: For the Purpose of Exploring the ... - Page 124
by Thomas Ashe - 1808
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The Living Age ..., Volume 75

1862
...commerce between master and slave, in the words of Jefferson, himself born and bred a slaveowner, " is a perpetual exercise of the most boisterous passions — the most unremitting despotism on the one hand, and degrading submission on the other. Our children see this, and learn to imitate it. The parent...
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THE SLAVE POWER

J. E. CAIRNES - 1862
...slightest, his most unreasonable, bidding. "The commerce between master and slave," says a slaveowner, " is a perpetual exercise of the most boisterous passions — the most unremitting despotism on the one hand, and degrading submission on the other. Our children see this, and learn* to imitate it. ... The...
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The Militant South, 1800-1861

John Hope Franklin - History - 2002 - 317 pages
...as 1782. In his Notes on Virginia he observed that the whole relationship between master and slave was "a perpetual exercise of the most boisterous passions,...one part; and degrading submissions on the other." Even worse, the slaveowner's child imitates it. Seeing the parent storm, he "catches the lineaments...
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The Nascence of American Literature

Darrel Abel - Literary Criticism - 2002 - 440 pages
...encouragement of callousness and cruelty in the master: "The whole commerce between master and slave is a perpetual exercise of the most boisterous passions,...one part, and degrading submissions on the other." He held that "nothing is more certainly written in the book of fate than that these people are to be...
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Thomas Jefferson: A Chronology of His Thoughts

Thomas Jefferson, Jerry Holmes - History - 2002 - 333 pages
...convulsion. Query XVII, Notes on the State of Virginia, 1781 The whole commerce between master and slave is a perpetual exercise of the most boisterous passions,...one part, and degrading submissions on the other. Our children see this, and learn to imitate it; for man is an imitative animal. This quality is the...
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Waters of Potowmack

Paul C. Metcalf - History - 2002 - 246 pages
...people produced by the existence of slavery among us. The whole commerce between master and slave is a perpetual exercise of the most boisterous passions,...one part, and degrading submissions on the other. Our children see this and learn to imitate it; for man is an imitative animal. . . . The parent storms,...
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Persons and Masks of the Law: Cardozo, Holmes, Jefferson, and Wythe as ...

John T. Noonan - History - 2002 - 206 pages
...terms of Jefferson's most prized value, education: "The whole commerce between master and slave is a perpetual exercise of the most boisterous passions,...one part, and degrading submissions on the other. Our children see this, and learn to imitate it, for man is an imitative animal. This quality is the...
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Restoration of the Republic: The Jeffersonian Ideal in 21st-Century America

Gary Hart - Political Science - 2002 - 304 pages
...it both corrupts the master and debases the slave: "The whole commerce between master and slave is a perpetual exercise of the most boisterous passions,...unremitting despotism on the one part, and degrading submission on the other The man must be a prodigy who can retain his manners and morals undepraved...
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To America: Personal Reflections of an Historian

Stephen E. Ambrose - History - 2002 - 265 pages
...commerce between master and slave is a perpetual exercise of the most boisterous pasTO AMERICA 3 sions, the most unremitting despotism on the one part, and degrading submissions on the other. Our children see this, and learn to imitate it. If a parent could find no motive either in his philanthropy...
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A HIDEOUS MONSTER OF THE MIND

Bruce R. Dain, Associate Professor of History Bruce Dain - History - 2002 - 321 pages
...child absorbing the spirit of tyranny from the crib: "The whole commerce between master and slave is a perpetual exercise of the most boisterous passions,...the one part, and degrading submissions on the other . . . The man must be a prodigy who can retain his manners and morals undepraved by such circumstances."...
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