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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 Militia and the Right to Arms, Or, How the Second Amendment Fell Silent

H. Richard Uviller, William G. Merkel, William G.. Merkel - 2002 - 338 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,...in one scale, and self-preservation in the other." Letter of Thomas Jefferson to John Holmes, Congressman from Massachusetts, District of Maine (Apr....
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Teaching History in the Digital Classroom

D. Antonio Cantu
...Economy and Slavery moral dilemma that confronted the colonists, and later founders of the republic: "We have the wolf by the ears; and we can neither...Justice is in one scale, and self-preservation in the other."18 There are two major foci for this particular period or theme: the colonial economic structure,...
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Evil Necessity: Slavery and Political Culture in Antebellum Kentucky

Harold D. Tallant
...would sacrifice more than I would to relieve us from . . . [slavery] , in any practicable way. . . . But as it is, we have the wolf by the ears, and we...neither hold him, nor safely let him go. Justice is in the one scale, and self-preservation in the other."15 Believing slavery to be a necessity, at least...
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Thomas Jefferson

R. B. Bernstein - 2003 - 288 Seiten
...faced an insoluble dilemma. He expressed that dilemma in memorable terms: "We have the wolf by the ear, and we can neither hold him, nor safely let him go....Justice is in one scale, and self-preservation in the other."6 For us, the faintest star of Jefferson's intellectual constellation was the specter of debt...
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Mr. Jefferson's Lost Cause: Land, Farmers, Slavery, and the Louisiana Purchase

Roger G. Kennedy - 2003 - 376 Seiten
...from this heavy reproach, in any practicable way ... if ... a general emancipation and expatriation could be effected; and gradually, and with due sacrifices, I think it might be. But as it is[,] . . . Justice is on one scale, and self-preservation in the other. . . . jT] regret that I am now to...
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History of American Political Thought

Bryan-Paul Frost, Jeffrey Sikkenga - 2003 - 834 Seiten
...won. In addition, they feared for their fate at the hands of freed slaves. As Thomas Jefferson said: "we have the wolf by the ears, and we can neither hold him, nor safely let him go."4 And while they sought to place slavery in a restricted locale so that the "public mind" could...
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On the Brink of Civil War: The Compromise of 1850 and how it Changed the ...

John C. Waugh - 2003 - 217 Seiten
...men, will never be obliterated; and every new irritation will mark it deeper and deeper." He said, "we have the wolf by the ears, and we can neither hold him, nor safely let him go."63 Had this great political prophet lived to see what was about to happen in Washington in 1850,...
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Thomas Jefferson: The Revolution of Ideas

Richard B. Bernstein - 2004 - 251 Seiten
...In 1820, he wrote about this dilemma in memorable terms to the Massachusetts politician John Holmes: "We have the wolf by the ears, and we can neither...in one scale, and self-preservation in the other." Finally, Jefferson was haunted by the specter of debt, which overshadowed his lands and his life. To...
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The Morality of Everyday Life: Rediscovering an Ancient Alternative to the ...

Thomas Fleming - 2004 - 270 Seiten
...freeing all his slaves if "a general emancipation and expatriation could be effected." But, he insisted, "we have the wolf by the ears, and we can neither hold him, nor safely let him go."4 As a liberal proponent of natural rights who owned slaves, Jefferson exposed himself, even in...
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True Faith and Allegiance: Immigration and American Civic Nationalism

Noah M. Jedidiah Pickus - 2005 - 257 Seiten
...than I would to relieve us of this heavy reproach, in any practicable way," Jefferson wrote in 1820. "But as it is, we have the wolf by the ears, and we...Justice is in one scale, and self-preservation in the other."20 EMANCIPATION WITHOUT CITIZENSHIP A minority of citizens disagreed with Jefferson and Tucker...
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