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Against Slavery: An Abolitionist Reader (Penguin Classics)

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This assortment assembles greater than 40 speeches, lectures, and essays severe to the abolitionist campaign, that includes writing via William Lloyd Garrison, Frederick Douglass, Lydia Maria baby, Wendell Phillips, Harriet Beecher Stowe, and Ralph Waldo Emerson.

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Sì» Irene asserì dolcemente. Per un momento fu incapace di dire di più, in modo così accurato Clare aveva tradotto in parole ciò che, non così precisamente definito, lei stessa aveva così spesso in cuore ultimamente. Nello stesso tempo era con sapevole che lì, a portata di mano, c’era una ragione che non poteva facilmente essere messa da parte. «Sì» ripeté, «e la più ricca di responsabilità, Clare. Noi madri siamo tutte responsa bili della sicurezza e della felicità dei nostri figli. Pensa cosa si gnificherebbe per la tua Margerv se il signor Bellew lo scopris se.

E amica tua, lo sai» le aveva risposto, con una scrollata di spalle. Eccetto per queste poche cose slegate, il ballo era annebbia to nella sua memoria, i suoi contorni si mescolavano con quelli di altri balli del genere a cui era stata in passato e a cui avrebbe partecipato in futuro. 95 Quattro Ma per quanto indistinto il ballo fosse potuto sembrare era, nondimeno, importante. Perché segnò l’inizio di un nuovo fat tore nella vita di Irene Redfield, qualcosa che lasciò le sue trac ce su tutti gli anni futuri della sua esistenza.

Lei disse: «E buff a questa faccenda del ‘passare’. Lo disap proviamo e allo stesso tempo lo condoniamo. Suscita il nostro disprezzo e allo stesso tempo un po’ lo ammiriamo. Ce ne al lontaniamo con uno strano tipo di repulsione, ma lo pro teggiamo». «Istinto della razza a sopravvivere e ad espandersi». «Che sciocchezza! Non si può spiegare tutto con qualche ge nerica frase biologica». «Si può farlo assolutamente con tutto. Considera i cosiddet ti bianchi, che hanno lasciato bastardi in tutto il mondo cono sciuto.

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