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" And can the liberties of a nation be thought secure when we have removed their only firm basis, a conviction in the minds of the people that these liberties are of the gift of God? That they are not to be violated but with his wrath? Indeed I tremble... "
The Impending Crisis of the South: How to Meet it - Página 180
por Hinton Rowan Helper - 1857 - 420 páginas
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Making Patriots

Walter Berns - 2002 - 164 páginas
...forever. He feared a slave uprising, and in that event, he said, God would be on the side of the slaves. "The Almighty has no attribute which can take side with us in such a contest." It might be said that Jefferson was not a typical slaveholder, that, as the principal author of the...
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Romancing the Shadow: Poe and Race

J. Gerald Kennedy, Liliane Weissberg - 2001 - 292 páginas
...admits, "when I reflect that God is just: that his justice cannot sleep for ever: that consideting numbers, nature and natural means only, a revolution of the wheel of fortune, an exrhange of tituafions, is among possible events: that it may become probable by supernatural interference!"...
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The Origins of African American Literature, 1680-1865

Dickson D. Bruce, Dickson D. Bruce, Jr. - 2001 - 374 páginas
...state of equality. Emancipation, he feared, would lead to racial warfare. And, he famously predicted, "the Almighty has no attribute which can take side with us in such a conflict." Outside the Deep South the discomforts raised by Revolutionary arguments continued to be...
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Educational Reform: A Self Scrutinizing Memoir

Seymour Bernard Sarason - 2002 - 293 páginas
...are not to be violated but with His wrath? Indeed I tremble for my country when I reflect that God is just; that his justice cannot sleep forever; that...attribute which can take side with us in such a contest. That is as good an example of the force and strength of the continuity value as one can find. The man...
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The Nascence of American Literature

Darrel Abel - 2002 - 440 páginas
...gradually and peaceably might be forced violently: I tremble for my country when I reflect that God is just; that his justice cannot sleep forever; that...may become probable by supernatural interference! Here is the fear of Negro insurrection, the familiar specter of the Old South, but viewed as a probable...
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American History Told by Contemporaries: National Expansion 1873 - 1845

Albert Bushnell Hart - 2002 - 692 páginas
...I tremble for my country when I reflect that God is just : that his justice cannot sleep for ever : that considering numbers, nature and natural means...it may become probable by supernatural interference I The Almighty has no attribute which can take side with us in such a contest. — But it is impossible...
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The Colonizing Trick: National Culture and Imperial Citizenship in Early America

David Kazanjian - 2003 - 311 páginas
...Indeed I tremble for my country when I reflect that God is just: that his justice cannot sleep for ever: that considering numbers, nature and natural means...attribute which can take side with us in such a contest." Jefferson prophecies emancipation as a race war, a "contest" pitting white Americans against justice,...
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A HIDEOUS MONSTER OF THE MIND

Bruce R. Dain, Associate Professor of History Bruce Dain - 2002 - 321 páginas
...Indeed I tremble for my country when I reflect that God is just: that his justice cannot sleep for ever: that considering numbers, nature and natural means...no attribute which can take side with us in such a contest.82 Jefferson here grasped that in order to end slavery, Americans had to abandon notions of...
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Thomas Jefferson

R. B. Bernstein - 2003 - 288 páginas
...Indeed I tremble for my country when I reflect that God is just: that his justice cannot sleep for ever: that considering numbers, nature and natural means...no attribute which can take side with us in such a contest.97 And yet, in Query XIV, "Laws," he struggled to explain why Virginia could not abolish slavery...
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A Geographical Guide to the Real and the Good

Robert David Sack - 2003 - 302 páginas
...I tremble for my country. When I reflect that God is just: that this justice cannot sleep for ever: that considering numbers, nature and natural means...interference! The Almighty has no attribute which can take sides with us in such a contest."16 Concerns such as these, as well as a growing political realism...
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