The Slave-Owners' Declaration. As Prepared by South Carolina, and Proposed by Her as Fitting to be Adopted by the Slave-States
Human Development, Race, Telegraphy
Sent 'By Repaired Atlantic Telegraph', this petition upholds various dubious arguments for slavery; for example, 'That the presence of any colouring matter in skin, as in water, is a proof, offered by Nature, of the inferiority of the article'. The petition attacks Richard Owen's claim that Adam and Eve had 'coloured skins'.
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