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" Slaves cannot breathe in England ; if their lungs Receive our air, that moment they are free ; They touch our country, and their shackles fall. "
The Defender - Page 257
1855
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North Carolina Slave Narratives: The Lives of Moses Roper, Lunsford Lane ...

William L. Andrews, David Alexander Davis - 2003 - 279 pages
...ADVENTURES AND ESCAPE OF MOSES ROPER, FROM AMERICAN SLAVERY; WITH A PREFACE BY THE REV. T. PRICE, DD "Slaves cannot breathe in England; if their lungs Receive our air, that moment theyjj They touch our country, andj'"^ That's noble ! and I And jealous of the blesajftg^S^read it...
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The Cambridge Companion to Harriet Beecher Stowe

Cindy Weinstein - 2004 - 250 pages
...Slavery" are perhaps the most well known and the most telling example of this phenomenon. Cowper writes: We have no slaves at home - then why abroad? And they...moment they are free, They touch our country and their shackles fall. That's noble, and bespeaks a nation proud. (lines 39-45)18 Cowper's words here, which...
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Narrative of the Life of James Watkins

James Watkins - 2004 - 48 pages
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Native Life In South Africa Before And Since The European War And The Boer ...

Solomon Tshekisho Plaatje - 2004 - 240 pages
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His Brother's Blood: Speeches and Writings, 1838-64

Owen Lovejoy, William Ann Moore - 2004 - 432 pages
...irresistible genius of UNIVERSAL EMANCIPATION." The same sentiment is breathed forth in the verse of Cowper: "Slaves cannot breathe in England; if their lungs...moment they are free; They touch our country and their shackles fall. That's noble, and bespeaks a nation proud And jealous of the blessing. Spread it then...
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An Illustrated History of the Royal Navy

John Winton - 2005 - 232 pages
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Legal History of the Color Line: The Rise and Triumph of the One-drop Rule

Frank W. Sweet - 2005 - 540 pages
...of September 2, 2004, the Royal Archivist at Windsor Castle was unable to find any record of it. 131 Slaves cannot breathe in England; if their lungs Receive...moment, they are free! They touch our country and their shackles fall. Figure 18. Lord Mansfield To be sure, this was the same period when the idea of "racial"...
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England My England: A Treasury of All Things English

Gerry Hanson - 2005 - 240 pages
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Bury the Chains: Prophets and Rebels in the Fight to Free an Empire's Slaves

Adam Hochschild - 2006 - 468 pages
...Thus ended G. Sharp's long contest with Lord Mansfield." The poet William Cowper hailed the ruling: Slaves cannot breathe in England; if their lungs Receive our air, that moment they are free. But the fine print made the air look not so liberating. Mansfield carefully couched his decision in...
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William Cowper - Poems

William Cowper - 2006 - 448 pages
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