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Alfred H. Stone Collection
Volume: 80

28. “The Horrors of San Domingo,” Atlantic Monthly (June 1863): 732-54.

Pessimistic account of what happened in Haiti after the revolution. “The story of Hayti is worth telling, apart from its bearing upon questions connected with the emancipation of slaves. It is a striking record of the degradation of fine races and the elevation of inferior ones, and shows with what ease Nature can transfer her good points from her gifted children and unexpectedly endow with them her neglected ones,--thus affording us a hint of something that is more permanent and irreversible than ethnological distinctions, by repeating within our own time her humane way with her old barbarians whose hair was long.”