REMARKS ON CERTAIN TOPICS CONNECTED WITH THE GENERAL SUBJECT OF SLAVERY
by Dickson, S. Henry
Charleston, S.C.: Observer Office Press, 1845. 35pp. Original green printed wrappers. Spine separated at extremities. Wrappers lightly soiled. Ownership inscription on front wrapper, scattered manuscript notations. Light foxing, about very good. Two articles previosuly published in 1844 by southern newspapers, the Southern Literary Messenger and the Christian Examiner, written in the defense of slavery and white superiority, reprinted by the author "at the request several friends." Samuel Henry Dickson was a medical doctor from Charleston, S.C., who helped to found the Medical College of South Carolina. He was also a published poet, but here turns his pen to the justification for slavery: "The minor is denied all political and many civil rights because he is thought to be unfit to enjoy or exercise them. It is perhaps, for the same reason, that they are withheld from women. I hold that they can never be accorded to the negro precisely on that ground; that he is not, and never can become adequate to their exercise, or fit for their enjoyment. Politically, then, he can never cease to be a slave, and his inferiority being stamped upon him by the hand of God himself, is a truth which cannot be inconsistent with any other truths." OCLC 7075788. (Inventory #: WRCAM51713)
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