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Lecture IX: the necessity for the institution of domestic slavery exemplified by facts.

  • The attempts made at domestic colonization
  • -- the result of the experiment in the case of our free colored population -- the colonization experiment on the coast of Africa -- the example of the Canaanitish nations -- summary of the argument on the general point, and inferences.

“ that the Africans are not, in point of intellectual and moral development, fitted for that measure of self-government which is necessary to political sovereignty: that political equality cannot be justly claimed for them — they have no right to it: that to them it could not be an essential good, but an essential evil, a curse; and that to confer it on them, by an act of direct or gradual emancipation, would be eminently productive of injury to the whole country, and utterly ruinous to them.”

This is the general proposition still under consideration.

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