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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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Citizen Jefferson

John P. Kaminski - 2005 - 132 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,...it might be. But as it is, 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...
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The Essential Jefferson

Thomas Jefferson, Jean M. Yarbrough - 1963 - 328 Seiten
...As things stood now, the sheer number of slaves concentrated in the south worked against this goal: "we have the wolf by the ears, and we can neither hold him nor safely let him go. Justice is in the one scale and self-preservation in the other" (to John Holmes, Apr. 22, 1820). Another worry in...
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Reading the Early Republic

Robert A. FERGUSON, Robert A Ferguson - 2009 - 370 Seiten
...our own children [for] the revolutionary storm, now sweeping the globe, will be upon us." And again: "we have the wolf by the ears, and we can neither hold him, nor safely let him go."H But while such statements are trenchant and informed by a rhetoric of revolution, they were shaped...
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Virginia: An Illustrated History

Deborah Welch - 2006 - 220 Seiten
...defends its absolution."3 Thomas Jefferson framed the problem more clearly in his famous statement, "We have the wolf by the ears, and we can neither hold him, nor safely let him go."4 In his Notes on Virginia, Jefferson had written at length about his belief that blacks were inferior...
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The Making of Racial Sentiment: Slavery and the Birth of The Frontier Romance

Ezra Tawil - 2006
...1831. * As Jefferson wrote of slavery in April 1820: "we have the wolf by the ears, and we can neidier hold him, nor safely let him go. Justice is in one scale, and self-preservation in the odier."2 While Jefferson himself saw no viable political solution to this problem, I want to suggest...
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Faith and the Presidency From George Washington to George W. Bush

Gary Scott Smith - 2006 - 680 Seiten
...market forces and technological advances, Jefferson blurted out the dilemma of American slavery in 1820: "We have the wolf by the ears; and we can neither hold him, not safely let him go. Justice is in one scale, and selfpreservation in the other." The battle to eliminate...
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The Unfinished City: New York and the Metropolitan Idea

Thomas Bender - 2007 - 287 Seiten
...the extermination of the one or the other race.16 Writing in 1820, Jefferson observed that "we have a wolf by the ears, and we can neither hold him, nor...Justice is in one scale, and selfpreservation in the other."17 When faced with real conflicts of interest and values, the happy revolutionary retreated...
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The Politically Incorrect Guide to The South: (And Why It Will Rise Again)

Clint Johnson - 2007 - 288 Seiten
...before his death, Thomas Jefferson described the dilemma over slavery: "We have the wolf by the ear, and we can neither hold him, nor safely let him go....in one scale, and self-preservation in the other." Because the US Constitution specifically allowed slavery, many Southerners considered the morality...
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The Politically Incorrect Guide to the Constitution

Kevin Gutzman - 2007 - 258 Seiten
...this division? Taking a metaphor from an ancient Greek proverb, he said, "We have the wolf by the ear, and we can neither hold him, nor safely let him go....in one scale, and self-preservation in the other." To understand Jefferson's metaphor, we need to know two things: first, that so far as late eighteenth-century...
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European Christianity and the Atlantic Slave Trade: a Black Hermeneutical Study

Rev. Dr. Robinson A. Milwood - 2007 - 304 Seiten
...effected, and gradually with due sacrifice I think it might be. But as it is, we have a wolf by years and we can neither hold him, nor safely let him go. Justice is in one scale and self preservation in the other". In order to make the point clear, two things we must tabulate: 1....
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