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Product Details

  • Paperback: 54 pages
  • Publisher: Cornell University Library (January 1, 1860)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1429730676
  • ISBN-13: 978-1429730679
  • Product Dimensions: 8.8 x 5.5 x 0.1 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 4.3 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 3.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (1 customer review)

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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By JDPCO on April 9, 2014
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I believe it is imporant to get perspective on opposition belief even if it is dead. This book is a pro-slavery argument published a year before Civil War. Even though I believe the arguments are stupid, I do feel like I got some understanding from this book and others can learn from it too. It is an easy read that is short but can be disorganized. This edition does not have a good table of contents nor go to navigation.

SPOILER summary of the arguments by Hoit

The main argument this book centers around is that negros are barbarians and slavery is how we civilize them.

Arguments for the case that negros are barbarians.
1) Negros come from Africa and are descendants from tribes that do barbaric things. Those tribes are concurrently doing barbaric things. He provides researched examples of African cannibalism. The examples of cannibalism does come off as exaggerated.

2) Jamaica has fallen into barbarism. I am not informed enough on what is going on in this country for comment.

3) Negros are built for warm weather in which makes them not incline to civilize.

4) The North are hypocrites that don't want negros to move there in mass numbers because they know this.

Arguments saying that negros are built for slave labor

1) They have large limbs.

2) They are not smart enough to self govern.

3) They have been slaves before European imperialism. He is right that Africa was in bad shape and had slavery when Great Britain came along.

Argument for why negros need slavery to be civilized

They are barbarians and will go back to their natural barbarian state unless we stop it. It is immoral to allow a human to become this.
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