Sunday, September 24, 2017

Favorite Quotes: Fredrick Douglass Truth

"Under his rule (Abraham Lincoln), assisted by the greatest captain of our age (Ulysses S. Grant), and his inspiration, we saw the Confederate States, based upon the idea that our race must be slaves, and slaves forever, battered to pieces and scattered to the four winds."

-Fredrick Douglass

In the South, it's not uncommon for a racist to say that the American Civil War was not about slavery, and they will usually say it was economic-driven and about the federal government punishing the South. But here we have a quote from Fredrick Douglass who had lived during the Civil War, who was a former slave himself. So yes, the civil war was fought over slavery and its main key issue.  

5 comments:

Christine said...

Hear hear.

stephen Hayes said...

Yes, but in all honesty Lincoln wrote that he'd keep slavery, even though he was against it, if it meant preserving the Union.
He even considered shipping all Negroes to Central America to build their own country, but Douglass was against it.

Martha said...

It was a terrible time.

Huggybear said...

Thank God for your comments, Stephen.
Rational and to the point.
Cheers
Colin
PS: Maybe you should migrate to Australia......the Pacific Ocean is a good divide away from Turnip Top..but you will still get his rants here on TV!

Fundy Blue said...

What a powerful quote, Adam!