Stone Collection: Volume 90 - Item 34
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34. “Miscellany. On Slavery in the United States,” Christian Examiner 4 (May & June, 1827): 201-27.
Anti-slavery argument. The author begins by comparing slavery in the United States to that in the British West Indies. According to the author, slaves in the United States have advantages over those in the British West Indies. “Notwithstanding all these favorable circumstances, slavery is justly considered a great national evil. All our States seem sincere in the wish to remove this curse from our land and to alleviate its miseries. For its existence among us, we must reproach England. The mother country encouraged the importation of slaves into the colonies, regardless of their true interests; while some of the provinces labored earnestly to check to progress of evil.”