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33 pages (2008/1837); 183KB downloadWOWIO Books
; ISBN: WOWIO-00365
As an English visitor to America in the pre-Civil War 1830s Harriet Martineau observed what she viewed as the corrosive effects of slavery upon American society. She provides anecdotal examples of behavior she deemed improper toward people of color and women, behavior she interpreted as resulting from a society treating women and Negroes as property. For her "no practical understanding of liberty" existed in the South, despite proclamations of freedom of the press and "Declaration of Rights" statements in Southern state's constitutions.