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THE SLAVE POWER:

ITS

CHARACTER, CAREER, & PROBABLE DESIGNS:

BEING

AN ATTEMPT TO EXPLAIN THE REAL ISSUES INVOLVED

IN THE AMERICAN CONTEST.

BY

J. E. CAIRNES, M. A.

PROFESSOR OF JURISPRUDENCE AND POLITICAL ECONOMY IN QUEEN'S COLLEGE,
GALWAY; AND LATE WHATELY PROFESSOR OF POLITICAL ECONOMY
IN THE UNIVERSITY OF DUBLIN.

LONDON:

PARKER, SON, AND BOURN, WEST STRAND.
1862.

The right of translation is reserved,

200. F. He

233

"I could easily prove that almost all the differences, which may be remarked between the characters of the Americans in the Southern and Northern States, have originated in Slavery."-De Tocqueville.

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N

R. D. WEBB AND SON, PRINTERS, DUBLIN,

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Dear Sir,

TO JOHN STUART MILL, ESQ.

I have great satisfaction in prefixing your name to the present work. Its appearance on my page will show that I have not engaged in speculation on an important subject without some qualification for the task. The sanction it gives to the views which I advocate will furnish an apology for the confidence with which they are urged—a confidence which, divided as opinion is on the subject of which I treat, might otherwise appear unbecoming. Lastly, the opportunity of connecting my name in public with that of one from whose works I have profited more largely than from those of any living writer, was one which I could not easily

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