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Lecture VIII: domestic slavery, as a system of government for the Africans in America, examined and defended on the ground of its adaptation to the present condition of the race.

  • There should be a separate and subordinate government for our African population
  • -- objection answered -- Africans are not competent to that measure of self-government which entitles a man to political sovereignty -- they were not prepared for freedom when first brought into the country, hence they were placed under the domestic form of government -- the humanity of this policy -- in the opinion of Southern people they are still unprepared -- the fanaticism and rashness of some, and the inexcusable wickedness of others, who oppose the South.

it having been proved that both the doctrine and the assumption of fact by Northern fanatics, in regard to the claim of the African to a republican form of government, are false, and that the presumption is in favor of the position of the South, that domestic slavery is the appropriate form of government for them, we are now left free to pursue our inquiry, without offset from

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