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" His violent prejudice against our West Indian and American settlers appeared whenever there was an opportunity. Towards the conclusion of his Taxation no Tyranny, he says, ' how is it that we hear the loudest yelps for liberty among the drivers of negroes... "
Boswell's Life of Johnson: Life - Σελίδα 201
των James Boswell - 1887
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Proslavery and Sectional Thought in the Early South, 1740-1829: An Anthology

Jeffrey Robert Young - 2006 - 259 σελίδες
...287, 308-10, 350-51. 134. In perhaps the most famous Tory quip to this effect, Samuel Johnson asked, "How is it that we hear the loudest yelps for liberty among the drivers of negroes?" Quoted in Jack P. Greene, "Slavery or Independence: Some Reflections on the Relationship among Liberty,...
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Revolutionary Characters: What Made the Founders Different

Gordon S. Wood - 2006 - 321 σελίδες
...seemed cheap. The American Revolution changed all this. The revolutionaries did not need Dr. Johnson ("How is it that we hear the loudest yelps for liberty among the drivers of negroes?") to tell them about the glaring inconsistency between their appeals to liberty and their owning of slaves....
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Six Frigates: The Epic History of the Founding of the U.S. Navy

Ian W. Toll - 2006 - 560 σελίδες
...hundred men, women and children, some of whom were his blood relations. As Dr. Samuel Johnson had asked: "How is it that we hear the loudest yelps for liberty among the drivers of negroes?" With this in mind, it is hardly surprising to find that Jefferson's words and deeds on the subject...
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Slavery and Resistance

Anne Devereaux Jordan, Virginia Schomp - 2007 - 70 σελίδες
...from those who have as good a right to freedom as we have." The British were only too happy to agree. "How is it that we hear the loudest yelps for liberty among the drivers of negroes?" asked British writer Samuel Johnson. A few white colonists responded to these contradictions by calling...
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Race, Slavery, and Liberalism in Nineteenth-Century American Literature

Arthur Riss - 2006
...hypocrisy is, of course, longstanding, instantiated perhaps most memorably by Samuel Johnson's quip: "How is it that we hear the loudest yelps for liberty among the drivers of negroes?" See also Barbara J. Fields, "Ideology and Race in American History," in Region, Race, and Reconstruction,...
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The Yale Book of Quotations

Fred R. Shapiro, Associate Librarian and Lecturer in Legal Research Fred R Shapiro - 2006 - 1067 σελίδες
...manners and of life. The Plays of William Shakespeare preface (1765) 30 [On the American colonies:] e University Press"% Shapiro Fred R." Fred R. Shapiro( Taxation No Tyranny (1775) 31 [On a work by Congreve:] It is praised by the biographers. ... I would...
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Proslavery and Sectional Thought in the Early South, 1740-1829: An Anthology

Jeffrey Robert Young - 2006 - 259 σελίδες
...287, 308-10, 350-51. 1 34. In perhaps the most famous Tory quip to this effect, Samuel Johnson asked, "How is it that we hear the loudest yelps for liberty among the drivers of negroes?" Quoted in Jack P. Greene, "Slavery or Independence: Some Reflections on the Relationship among Liberty,...
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Inhuman Bondage: The Rise and Fall of Slavery in the New World

David Brion Davis - 2006 - 464 σελίδες
...rely on such individual motives and goodwill in response to Samuel Johnson's famous jibe at Americans: "How is it that we hear the loudest yelps for liberty among the drivers of negroes?" Yet owners manumitted a surprisingly large number of slaves during the Revolution or soon after. Even...
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Reading the Early Republic

Robert A. FERGUSON, Robert A Ferguson - 2009 - 370 σελίδες
...to justify their rebellion.57 Here, of course, was the answer to Samuel Johnson's celebrated jibe: "how is it that we hear the loudest yelps for liberty among the drivers of negroes?"58 The two greatest discursive productions of the legal mind in America during the Revolutionary...
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Patrons of Enlightenment

Edward Andrew - 2006 - 284 σελίδες
...plunder a Plantation. Security and leisure are the parents of sedition.' Johnson found it distasteful that 'we hear the loudest yelps for liberty among the drivers of negroes' and recommended that the slaves be freed. 'If they are furnished with fire-arms for defence, and utensils...
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