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A Text Book of the Origin and History of the Colored People

Hartford: L. Skinner, 1841


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lengthy. The depravity of the human heart is often seen in men's fondness for theory to justify their sins.

In the case under consideration, a class of men have gained the high reputation of attempting gravely to theorise themselves into the right to oppress, and to hate and abuse their fellow men!

Those theorists are ministers and professors of the faith of the Son of God. They have not only thus desecrated their holy profession, but they have taken a part of God's word and construed it into a commission to shed the innocent blood of his creatures. Noah cursed his grand son Canaan, and this dooms the black man to slavery, and constitutes the white man the slaveholder! Astounding! Why, then, is Nero called a tyrant? Is not the appellation applied to him in too great haste? May not the import of his name have given him the right to set his foot upon the neck of the Roman people?

I lay no claim to criticism, but I will



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