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Alfred H. Stone Collection
Volume: 97

28. Theodore Parker, The Present Aspect of Slavery in America and the Immediate Duty of the North: A Speech Delivered in the Hall of the State House, before the Massachusetts Anti-Slavery Convention, on Friday Night, January 29, 1858 (Boston: Bela Marsh, 1858). (44 p.)

Speech attacking the Southern “Slave Power.” “Slavery is a moral wrong and an economical blunder; but it is also a great political institution. It cannot be put down by political economy, nor by ethical preaching; men have not only pecuniary interests and moral feelings but also political passions. . . If not peacefully ended soon, it must be ended wrathfully by the sword.”