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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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The Columbia Documentary History of Race and Ethnicity in America

Ronald Bayor, Ronald H. Bayor - 2004 - 991 pages
...of Negroes be in favor of degrading classes of white people? ... As a nation we began by declaring aYK%U ` bqI ^ 6#L Catholics and Foreigners.' Then he added: "When it comes to this I shall prefer emigrating to some...
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Speaking for Our Lives: Historic Speeches and Rhetoric for Gay and Lesbian ...

Robert B. Marks Ridinger - 2004 - 905 pages
...the nation was failing to live up to its promise that "all men are created equal." As Lincoln said, We now practically read it "all men are created equal,...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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Team of Rivals: The Political Genius of Abraham Lincoln

Doris Kearns Goodwin - 2006 - 944 pages
...of negroes, be in favor of degrading classes of white people?" he queried his friend Joshua Speed. "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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Unto a Good Land: A History of the American People, Volume 1: To 1900

David Edwin Harrell Jr., Edwin S. Gaustad, John B. Boles, Sally Foreman Griffith - 2005 - 843 pages
...phrase about all men being created equal, went on to say in characteristically pithy language that "We now practically read it 'all men are created equal...equal, except Negroes and foreigners and Catholics.'" The basic anti-Americanism of the American Party's central issue caused it quickly to fade when another...
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Character for Life: An American Heritage: Profiles of Great Men and Women of ...

Don Hawkinson - 2005 - 386 pages
...during the decade prior to his becoming president. In 1855 Lincoln wrote the following in a letter, "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. Blacks,...
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Lincoln's Melancholy: How Depression Challenged a President and Fueled His ...

Joshua Wolf Shenk - 2005 - 350 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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Self-Government, the American Theme: Presidents of the Founding and Civil War

Will Morrisey - 2005 - 290 pages
...spoken of, brutes alone are contemplated." This is a falsehood. It is also the top of a slippery slope. "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 pretense of loving...
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The Wit and Wisdom of Abraham Lincoln as Reflected in His Briefer Letters ...

Abraham Lincoln - 2006 - 265 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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Faith and the Presidency From George Washington to George W. Bush

Gary Scott Smith - 2006 - 680 pages
...His 1855 letter to Joshua Speed reveals his disgust for slavery and other forms of discrimination: "As a nation, we began by declaring that 'all men...equal except negroes, and foreigners, and Catholics.'" If this occurred, he preferred to emigrate to "some country where they make no pretence of loving liberty."268...
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Father Abraham: Lincoln's Relentless Struggle to End Slavery

Richard Striner - 2006 - 320 pages
..."Our progress in degeneracy appears to me to be pretty rapid," he wrote to a close friend in 1855. "As a nation, we began by declaring that ''all men...read it, 'all men are created equal, except negroes'" Soon enough "it will read 'all men are created equal, except negroes, and foreigners and Catholics'...
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