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Journal of a Residence and Tour in the United States of North America (Volume 1); From April, 1833, to October, 1834 (Paperback) Loot Price: R405
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Journal of a Residence and Tour in the United States of North America (Volume 1); From April, 1833, to October, 1834...
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Journal of a Residence and Tour in the United States of North America (Volume 1); From April, 1833, to October, 1834 (Paperback)

Edward Strutt Abdy

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Purchase of this book includes free trial access to www.million-books.com where you can read more than a million books for free. This is an OCR edition with typos. Excerpt from book: CHAPTER III. Second Visit to Singsing.?Prison Discipline?Strike for Wages. ?Second Visit to House of Refuge?Servants.?Domestic Manners.?National Character.?Machinery?Fourth of July. .?Corporation Dinner. ? Episcopal Minister of Africo-, American Church. ? Liberia. ? Protest of Colored People against Expatriation.?New Jersey.?Canal.; - . ' On the 19th of June, I went with the King's Commissioner, who had just returned from .a fatiguing journey to the west, to Singsing penitentiary. Dr. Leiber, a naturalized German, who was there at the same time, seemed much surprised that the black convicts should make good mechanics. In any other part of the world, I should have been equally surprised at the Doctor's remark?but he had been some years in America, and probably knew no more of these people than what the whites had told him; assertions that foreigners are too apt to believe without further inquiry. The agent, however, who is a better judge, told me that they evinced as much industry and intelligence as the other convicts, and more docility. This officer appeared to possess despotic power over his subjects; the strength of the prerogative and the severity of the punishment connected with its exercise being in a direct ratio with the facility of escape-and the necessity of enforcing silence. The " cat" by its immediate and irresponsible application may succeed in securing the strict observance of discipline; but it is of very equivocal policy, and opens the door to all sorts of abuses. It is not unfair to judge of a system, the details of which are somewhat studiously concealed, from the principles it involves and the tendencies it creates. Messrs. Tocqueville and Beaumont, whose report to the French government has not been long published, were not permitted to conver...

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Imprint: General Books LLC
Country of origin: United States
Release date: 2012
First published: 2012
Authors: Edward Strutt Abdy
Dimensions: 246 x 189 x 5mm (L x W x T)
Format: Paperback - Trade
Pages: 160
ISBN-13: 978-0-217-85719-2
Barcode: 9780217857192
Categories: Books
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LSN: 0-217-85719-1

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