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" The cession of that kind of property (for so it is misnamed) is a bagatelle, which would not cost me a second thought, if, in that way, a general emancipation and expatriation could be effected: and gradually, and with due sacrifices, I think it might... "
Memoir, Correspondence, and Miscellanies: From the Papers of Thomas Jefferson - Seite 324
von Thomas Jefferson - 1829
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The Development of the United States from Colonies to a World Power

Max Farrand - 1918 - 355 Seiten
...Compromise, 1820, while he would have been glad to see 'general emancipation, he qualified his statement: "But as it is, we have the wolf by the ears, and we...in one scale, and selfpreservation in the other." _ . , As already noticed, the tendency of Internal c ., , , . v • commerce Southerners was to devote...
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The Development of the United States from Colonies to a World Power

Max Farrand - 1918 - 355 Seiten
...quajifiejd his statement: "But as it is, we have £he*woif by the ears, and we can neither hold hiiijr, nor safely let him go. Justice is in one scale, and selfpreservation in the other." _ . , As already noticed, the tendency of Internal c ,, , , . .;. . commerce Southerners was to devote...
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International Journal of Ethics, Band 31

1921
...been glad to see general emancipation but for the race aspect of the problem. "As it is," he said, "we have the wolf by the ears, and we can neither...in one scale, and self-preservation in the other." Even at the outbreak of the Civil War, the best judgment of the South, as represented by such men as...
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Jefferson Himself: The Personal Narrative of a Many-Sided American

Thomas Jefferson - 1970 - 384 Seiten
...a general emancipation and expatriation could be effected; and, gradually, and with due sacrifice, I think it might be. But as it is, we have the wolf...self-preservation in the other. Of one thing I am certain, that . . . their diffusion over a greater surface would make them individually happier, and proportionally...
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Law's Stories: Narrative and Rhetoric in the Law

Peter Brooks, Paul Gewirtz - 1996 - 290 Seiten
...take sides with us in such a contest." Later, in 1797 and with feelings of "terror," he would write, "[W]e have the wolf by the ears, and we can neither hold him, nor safely let him go."20 But while these statements are trenchant and informed by a rhetoric of revolution, they are...
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Black Demographic Data, 1790-1860: A Sourcebook

Clayton E. Cramer - 1997 - 165 Seiten
...which would not cost me a second thought, if, in that way, a general emancipation and expatriation could be effected; and gradually, and with due sacrifices,...Justice is in one scale, and selfpreservation in the other.26 Jefferson feared that slavery, once abolished, would lead to a race war, as former slaves...
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Reason and Republicanism: Thomas Jefferson's Legacy of Liberty

Gary L. McDowell, Sharon L. Noble - 1997 - 325 Seiten
...miscegenation, crime, and, ultimately, racial war. "We have the wolf by the ears," Jefferson declared in 1820, "and we can neither hold him nor safely let him go....Justice is in one scale, and self-preservation in the other."18 The only way of reconciling the two was to get rid of the problem altogether. Creating a...
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Darwinian Natural Right: The Biological Ethics of Human Nature

Larry Arnhart - 1998 - 332 Seiten
...the slaves (1972, 162-63). In 1820, he could still see no escape from the moral dilemma of slavery: "[W]e have the wolf by the ears, and we can neither...in one scale, and self-preservation in the other" (1984, 1434). Throughout his life, Jefferson was interested in any evidence of the natural capacities...
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The Jefferson Image in the American Mind

Merrill D. Peterson - 1998 - 548 Seiten
...imperatives of slave society had found agonized expression in Jefferson's lament during the Missouri debate: "We have the wolf by the ears, and we can neither...in one scale, and self-preservation in the other." For most Southern leaders after Jefferson, the agony was unbearable. They did not, for some time, totally...
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Twice Condemned: Slaves and the Criminal Laws of Virginia, 1705-1865

Philip J. Schwarz - 1998 - 353 Seiten
...architect of a republic founded on natural right had so succumbed to fear of southern slaves that he said: "We have the wolf by the ears; and we can neither...Justice is in one scale, and self-preservation in the other."28 Some phrases that whites used to describe slave insurrectionaries further illuminate the...
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