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Unformatted text preview: Secula science and philiosphy. View of nature and natural law. Slavery is a violation of the law of nature all sorts of bad consequences stem from this. It corrupts slaves and slaveowners. It leads to too much power, become cruel, become lazy. Pragmatic security questions. Not work as hard, but do everything in their power to kill you. Challenging question from Samuel Johnson. How can we go on and on about liberty and have slaves. Liberty, equality. 1770s. Presence of slavery intensifies zeal for liberty on owners. John Dickinsonthose taxed without consent are slaves. Plantation system takes huge hit. Disruption of the war. North it intesifis anti slavery tendencies, in the South it disrupts the plantation economy. Seizing on wording natural and innaliable rights of declaration of independence. Hypocrisy of revolutionary slave owners. Program emancipated when 21gradual....
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This note was uploaded on 04/10/2008 for the course HIST 286 taught by Professor Rothman during the Spring '08 term at Georgetown.
- Spring '08