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Kirkwood, Samuel J.:

INAUGURAL ADDRESS OF SAMUEL J. KIRKWOOD, DELIVERED TO THE EIGHTH GENERAL ASSEMBLY OF THE STATE OF IOWA.

John Teesdale, State Printer., Des Moines, Iowa: 1860 15, [1 blank] pp. Stitched. Trimmed a bit unevenly, bit of minor spotting, Very Good. An interesting Republican analysis of the state of the Union as it approached the precipice. Governor Kirkwood traces the "agitation, heartburning, jealousy, and ill-will" that now threaten the Union to "Mr. Pierce and his political friends," whose Kansas-Nebraska Act reopened the wounds closed by the Compromise of 1850. Kansas "thus was cast into the arena as a prize to be struggled for by an aroused and excited people." That Act, augmented by President Buchanan's corrupt support of the Lecompton Constitution, is responsible for the crimes of John Brown and others who "have ceased to respect the rights of those whom they looked upon as their oppressors," and who have become "maddened by the recollection of wrongs inflicted upon them in Kansas because of their love of freedom." Kirkwood identifies "the presence of free colored persons in a slaveholding community" as the chief impediment to emancipation "by many who would otherwise gladly set free their slaves." The "prejudice, if you will, of the people of the Free States, especially of the northwestern States, against allowing any large influx of these unfortunates among them, is well known." The solution: emancipation followed by colonization in South or Central America. OCLC 28311850 [4] [as of October 2014].


Book Id: 22590

Price: $350.00

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