The Right of American Slavery by True Worthy Hoit description:
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A vile little philosophical argument in favor of keeping blacks enslaved, that every thinking person should read. It is philosophical in that he doesn't quote the Bible; instead, he appeals to reason. His Christianity leaks out in places, as when he cites "the One who made us all," and when he abhors African "pagan gods," but finds Greeks and Romans admirable without mentioning their gods.
His basic premise is, "The meanest slave that wears the shackle or feels the whip of civilization, in the reluctant performance of coerced labor, is a far nobler being than the African barbarian in his native wilds." Treat the work as an exercise in finding logical flaws.
He opens the piece with a patriotic appeal to stop debating the issue, and pretty much execrates everyone who disagrees with him. He has sources of knowledge unavailable to mortal men. For instance, he knows that the reason England abolished slavery was to embarrass its former colonies.
It belongs on the same shelf as The Protocols of the Learned Elders of Zion.
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