Eloquent Sons of the South (Volume 1)

Eloquent Sons of the South (Volume 1) (Paperback)

By Clark Howell 
Publisher: General Books
Edition: Paperback
Language: English
ISBN: 1151657905
EAN: 9781151657909
No. of Units: 1
No. of Pages: 102
Publish Date: 2009-12-26
Binding: Paperback
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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated.1909 Excerpt: ... JOHN C. CALHOUN ADDRESS IN THE SENATE OF THE UNITED STATES ON THE SUBJECT OF SLAVERY (Read for him by Hon. Mr. Mason, March 4,1850) Editor's Note.--It was thought best not to abridge this very noteworthy speech of Mr. Calhoun's, though it is considerably longer than most of those chosen for the present work, for the reason that it summarizes exhaustively the whole "Southern Question" of that period. I have, Senators, believed from the first that the agitation of the subject of slavery would, if not prevented by some timely and effective measure, end in disunion. Entertaining this opinion, I have, on all proper occasions, endeavored to call the attention of both the two great parties which divide the country, to adopt some measure to prevent so great a disaster, but without success. The agitation has been permitted to proceed, with almost no attempt to resist it, until it has reached a period when it can no longer be disguised or denied that the Union is in danger. You have thus had forced upon you the greatest and the gravest question that ever can come under your consideration: How can the Union be preserved? To give a satisfactory answer to this mighty question, it is indispensable to have an accurate and thorough knowledge of the nature and the character of the cause by which the Union is endangered. Without such knowledge it is impossible to pronounce, with any certainty, by what measure it can be saved; just as it would be impossible for a physician to pronounce, in the case of some dangerous disease, with any certainty, by what remedy the patient could be saved, without similar knowledge of the nature and character of the cause of the disease. The first question, then, presented for consideration, in the investigation I propose, in order to obtain suc...
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Title: Eloquent Sons of the South (Volume 1)
Publisher: General Books
Author: Clark Howell
Edition: Paperback
Language: English
ISBN: 1151657905
EAN: 9781151657909
No. of Units: 1
No. of Pages: 102
Publish Date: 2009-12-26
Binding: Paperback

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