By David Phillips

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16 Slavery in White and Black 1800, Governor John Drayton confidently but cautiously replied to abolitionist criticism with assurances that the slaves had a significantly larger measure of comfort and security than European workers and peasants had. In 1829 Governor Stephen D. ” George McDuffie opened his gubernatorial message to the legislature in 1835 by denouncing British West Indian emancipation as sheer robbery and American abolitionism as religious fanaticism and Jacobinism. The slaves of South Carolina, he said, lived more comfortably and securely than the workers and peasants of Europe, and those who would disturb their repose ought to be executed without benefit of clergy: “Servitude in some form is one of [society’s] essential constituents.

Daily National Intelligencer, Nov. 24, 1825; “Free Negroes and Mulattoes,” Richmond Enquirer, Feb. 9, 1832; Raleigh Register and North Carolina Gazette, Feb. 28, 1837 (reprinted from Richmond Whig); “Laboring Classes in Europe,” Telegraph and Texas Register, June 6, 1837. ], Nov. , The Impending Collapse of Capitalism 23 George William Bagby of Virginia, a witty man of letters, had some fun. In a satirical projection of the world of the future, he saw incipient anarchy in the North and reduction of inferior races to slavery.


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