An Historical Contrast

Title

An Historical Contrast

Subject

Slavery

Description

A well-reasoned argument concerning slavery that goes back to 1790, when the population of the North and South was the same. The North abolished slavery. "This kind of labor was no longer suited to their industry, in which labor was valuable just in proportion to the intelligence with which it was guided." The North surged ahead, "showing the superiority of their social organization." The South cannot catch up, so "they now seek to break up a Government which, as a minority, they can no longer control."

Abstract

Article compares slave states with free states to refute statement by Alexander Stephens, vice president of the Confederate States of America, that the South is superior. Throughout the war, the argument raged back and forth whether free (white) labor in the North was more efficient and more intelligent than enslaved black labor in the South, directed by white "aristocrats." Readers in Washington Territory were interested in this racial question.

Creator

"Ex"

Source

Washington Standard

Publisher

Olympia, WA: John M. Murphy

Date Issued

1861-07-13

Medium

Microform

Type

article

Identifier

A234

Bibliographic Citation

Vol. 1, No. 35, p. 1, col. E, F

Temporal Coverage

1861

Provenance

University of Washington (Suzzallo)

Start Page

1

End Page

1