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" It is an irrepressible conflict between opposing and enduring forces, and it means that the United States must and will, sooner or later, become either entirely a slaveholding nation, or entirely a free-labor nation. "
The Dial - Page 34
edited by - 1894
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The Congressional Globe

United States. Congress - Law - 1861 - 560 pages
...irrepressible conflict, and who, in the dilemma or alternative of this conflict, were resolved that " the cotton and rice fields of South Carolina, and the sugar plantations of Louisiana, should ultimately be tilled by free labor," had obtained power and place in the common Government of...
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The Church

1862
...I can and must do it." Speaking of "free labour and slave labour as antagonistic systems," he says, "It is an irrepressible conflict between opposing...either entirely a slaveholding nation, or entirely a free-labour nation." Again, how significant are his words, "Correct your own error, that slavery has...
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Eminent Americans: Comprising Brief Biographies of the Leading ..., Volume 2

Benson John Lossing - Men - 1890 - 312 pages
...irrepressible conflict between opposing and endur1 ing forces, and it means that the United States must aud will, sooner or later, become either entirely a slave-holding nation or entirely a free labor nation. " Thus spake William H. Seward at Rochester in 1858, after alluding to the constant...
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A Journal of the Proceedings of the House of Representatives of the ...

Florida. Legislature. House of Representatives - Florida - 1859 - 280 pages
...native or foreign, is not enslaved only because ho cannot yet be reduced to bondage ; one who says thera is an " irrepressible conflict" between " opposing...United States must and will, sooner or later, become entirely a slaveholding nation, or entirely a free labor nation. This is the enlightened theory and...
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The United States Democratic Review, Volume 43

United States - 1859 - 424 pages
...the United States become entirely a slave-holding nation, or entirely a free labor nation, and that either the cotton and rice fields of South Carolina, and the sugar plantations of Louisiana must be ultimately tilled by free labor, and Charleston and New York become marts for legitimate merchandise...
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The Life of Stephen A. Douglas

James Washington Sheahan - Legislators - 1860 - 560 pages
...must also fasten it upon the northern states, I will read an extract from his Rochester speech : " It is an irrepressible conflict between opposing and...fields of South Carolina, and the sugar plantations of Iiouisiana, will ultimately be tilled by free labor, and Charleston and New Orleans become marts for...
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Southern Wealth and Northern Profits: As Exhibited in Statistical Facts and ...

Thomas Prentice Kettell - Slavery - 1860 - 208 pages
...may compare with a paragraph in his speech in the United States Senate, Feb. 29, 1860. October, 1858. It is an irrepressible conflict between opposing and...slaveholding nation, or entirely a free-labor nation. February, 1860. "The whole sovereignty upon domestic concerns within the Union is divided between us...
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Life of Stephen A. Douglas, United States Senator from Illinois: With His ...

Henry Martyn Flint - Campaign literature, 1860 - 1860 - 484 pages
...doctrine that free States and slave States cannot perma_nently exist in the same republic. He said : "It is an irrepressible conflict between opposing...slaveholding nation or entirely a free-labor nation." The opposing conflict is between the States ; the Union cannot remain as it now is, part free and part...
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Southern Wealth and Northern Profits, as Exhibited in Statistical Facts and ...

Thomas Prentice Kettell - Slavery - 1860 - 186 pages
...may compare with a paragraph in his speech in the United States Senate, Feb. 29, 1860. October, 1858. It is an irrepressible conflict between opposing and...either entirely a slaveholding nation, or entirely a tree-labor nation. February, 1860. "The whole sovereignty upon domestic concerns within the Union is...
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Public Acts of the State of Tennessee Passed at the General Assembly

Tennessee - Law - 1860 - 760 pages
...the work of interested or fanatical agitators, and therefore ephemeral, mistake the case altogether. It is an irrepressible conflict between opposing and...either entirely a slaveholding nation, or entirely a Iree- labor nation. Either the cotton and rice fields of South Carolina, and the sugar plantations...
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