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Index to the Miscellaneous Documents of the Senate of the United States (Paperback) Loot Price: R564
Discovery Miles 5 640
Index to the Miscellaneous Documents of the Senate of the United States (Paperback): Books Group
Index to the Miscellaneous Documents of the Senate of the United States (Paperback): Books Group

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1871 Excerpt: ...and allege that it was done by lawless persons not resident of the locality. But they never discover, they never seek, they never pnnisli, the perpetrators. They count alike, upon insidious sophistries to mislead public judgment, upon bold and persistent denials to avert investigations, and upon intimidation and death to'suppress evidence and prevent complaints. So prevalent and continuous is the exercise of terrorism, and so powerful the influences of interest, that many of our friends are induced to contribute their aid in concealing vital facts from public information. And not unfrequently (we say it with humiliation ami grief) do those whom our votes have elevated to official station not only fail to use the power we have given them for our protection, but, unable to withstand the influences surrounding them, or beguiled by the ever-receding phantom of conservative affiliation, they affect to officially know little cause of complaint. Most of our people are landless and homeless. This was the condition in which they were left when freed; this is the condition in which it is the deliberate purpose of the owners of the soil that they shall remain. They occupy the cabins of the employer, who thus controls their poor abodes as completely as he does the premises occupied by himself. They cannot keep arms to defend themselves, because their cabins are closely watched, visited, and searched. They cannot organize and act together for similar reasons. It is an offense to sell or give a colored person any weapon; it is a crime for a colored person to keen or carry any weapon. For these and other reasons, our people cannot defend themselves against the arms, the organization, and other facilities of the employer. Without independence, they have little power to con...

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Imprint: Rarebooksclub.com
Country of origin: United States
Release date: March 2012
First published: March 2012
Authors: Books Group
Dimensions: 246 x 189 x 10mm (L x W x T)
Format: Paperback - Trade
Pages: 192
ISBN-13: 978-1-130-75463-6
Barcode: 9781130754636
Categories: Books
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LSN: 1-130-75463-4

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