Uncle Tom's Cabin

uncle Tom's cabin

What justification does Alford Augustine's twin brother give for using hundreds of slaves to run his plantation

chapter 19

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He says that there can be no high civilization without enslavement of the masses, either nominal or real. There must, he says, be a lower class, given up to physical toil and confined to an animal nature; and a higher one thereby acquires leisure and wealth for a more expanded intelligence and improvement, and becomes the directing soul of the lower. So he reasons, because, as I said, he is born an aristocrat; - so I don't believe, because I was born a democrat."


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