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The money which a master spends in the maintenance of his slaves, goes
gradually and in detail, so that it is scarcely ... the individual who receives it; but in
the end the slave has cost more than the free servant, and his labor is less
As soon as a competition was set on foot between the free laborer and the slave,
the inferiority of the latter became manifest, and slavery was attacked ... Although
the Americans abolish the principle of slavery, they do not set their slaves free.
As the free workman thus loses a portion of his superiority over the slave in the
Southern States, there are fewer ... But the agriculturist in a slave State is obliged
to keep a large number of slaves the whole year round, in order to sow his fields
The instruction which is now diffused in the South has convinced the inhabitants
that slavery is injurious to the slave-owner, but it has also shown them, more
clearly than before, that no means exist of getting rid of its bad consequences.
vaguely agitates the minds of his less fortunate brethren, and conveys to them a
dim notion of their rights. The Americans of the South have consequently taken
measures to prevent slave-owners from emancipating their slaves in most cases;
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The social state of these tribes differed also in many respects from all that was seen in the Old World. They seemed to have multiplied freely in the midst of their deserts, without coming in contact with other races more civilized than their own.