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Alfred H. Stone Collection
Volume: 52

4. Theophilus Parsons, Slavery. Its Origin, Influence, and Destiny (Boston: William Carter & Brother, 1863). (36 p.)

History of slavery in conjunction with its role as the primary cause of the Civil War. “There are none who deny that slavery, in some way, and in some sense, is the principal cause of our civil war. For they who—abroad and at home—allege that it is caused by the actual and profound diversity between the two sections of the country as to their interests, their habits, and their character, do not deny that this diversity springs mainly from the existence of slavery in one only of the parties. And they who account for it by the angry and persistent vehemence of abolitionism, will not deny that if there were no slavery to be abolished there could be no abolitionism.”