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" Our progress in degeneracy appears to me to be pretty rapid. As a nation we began by declaring that "all men are created equal." We now practically read it "all men are created equal, except negroes. "
An American Bible - Page 112
edited by - 1918 - 372 pages
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Critical Issues in American Religious History: A Reader

Robert R. Mathisen - 2001 - 659 pages
...can any one who abhors the oppression of negroes be in favor of degrading classes of white people? Our progress in degeneracy appears to me to be pretty...equal, except negroes and foreigners and Catholics." When it comes to this, I shall prefer emigrating to some country where they make no pretense of loving...
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Voices from the Gathering Storm: The Coming of the American Civil War

Glenn M. Linden - 2001 - 236 pages
...can any one who abhors the oppression of negroes, be in favor of degrading classes of white people? Our progress in degeneracy appears to me to be pretty...equal, except negroes, and foreigners, and catholics." When it comes to this I should prefer emigrating to some country where they make no pretence of loving...
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Restless in the Promised Land: Catholics and the American Dream : Portraits ...

Jim Cullen - 2001 - 165 pages
...part of a larger pattern. "Our progress in degeneracy appears to me to be pretty rapid," he continued. "As a nation we began by declaring that all men are...equal, except Negroes.' When the Know-Nothings get in control, it will read 'all men are created equal, except negroes, and foreigners, and catholics....
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Civil Rights

David Seidman - 2001 - 128 pages
...moved to attack it in 1855: "As a nation, we began by declaring that all men arc created equal . . . When the Know-Nothings get control, it will read,...equal, except Negroes and foreigners and Catholics.' When it comes to this, I should prefer emigrating to some country where they make no pretense of loving...
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We Cannot Escape History: Lincoln and the Last Best Hope of Earth

James M. McPherson - 2001 - 176 pages
...condemned the discriminatory immigration and naturalization policies that the Know-Nothings advocated. "As a nation, we began by declaring that 'all men are created equal,'" he wrote. "We now practically read it 'all men are created equal, except negroes. ' When the Know-Nothings...
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Abraham Lincoln Sculpture Created by Avard T. Fairbanks

Eugene F. Fairbanks, Avard Tennyson Fairbanks - 2002 - 168 pages
...could anyone who abhors the oppressing of Negros be in favor of degrading classes of white people? As a nation, we began by declaring that 'all men are...practically read it, 'all men are created equal except Negros.' When the know-nothings get control, it will read, 'All men are created equal except Negros,...
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Dividing Lines: The Politics of Immigration Control in America

Daniel J. Tichenor - 2009 - 400 pages
...Lincoln wrote the following in response to the stunning successes of the American Party during the 1850s: "Our progress in degeneracy appears to me to be pretty rapid. As a nation, we began by declaring 4all men are created equal.' We now practically read it 4all men are created equal, except negroes?...
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Abraham Lincoln: The Prairie Years and the War Years

Carl Sandburg - 2002 - 800 pages
...people? Our progress in degeneracy appears to me to be pretty rapid. As a nation, we began by declaring 'all men are created equal.' We now practically read it 'all men are created equal, except negroes.1 When the Know-Nothings get control, it will read 'all men are created equal, except negroes,...
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War Letters: Extraordinary Correspondence from American Wars

Andrew Carroll - 2008 - 512 pages
...are created equal. We now read it 'All men are created equal except Negroes.' When the Know Nothings get control it will read 'All men are created equal except Negroes, foreigners and Catholics.'" Discrimination makes all of us Poorer. We cannot have a prosperous democracy...
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A Documentary History of Religion in America to 1877

Edwin S. Gaustad, Mark A. Noll - 2003 - 607 pages
...can any one who abhors the oppression of negroes be in favor of degrading classes of white people? Our progress in degeneracy appears to me to be pretty...equal, except negroes and foreigners and Catholics." When it comes to this, I shall prefer emigrating to some country where they make no pretense of loving...
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