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The Influence of America on the Mind, Part III

by Charles Jared Ingersoll on Oct 18, 1823

Ingersoll concludes by examining religious liberty in America. He goes so far as to single out Catholics for their enormous contributions to American life.

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You Are a Man And So Am I

by Frederick Douglass on Sep 3, 1848

Frederick Douglass argues that slavery “destroys the central principle of human responsibility” and violates the Constitution in three short essays.

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The Virtues of Compromise

by Charles Jared Ingersoll on Mar 24, 1862

“Copperhead” Democrat Charles Jared Ingersoll argues that both warring sections should embrace a large measure of compromise and conciliation.

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The Affirmative Action Myth

by Marie Gryphon on Apr 13, 2005

Affirmative action cannot solve the American dilemma of racial inequality.

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You Can’t Do That!: Liberty or Law

by George Seldes in 1938

“The insidious forces which produce inequality and destroy liberty are the subject of a large part of this volume.”

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This is All Fanaticism–Wait and See

by Nathaniel Peabody Rogers July-September 1838

Our study begins with a frank discussion of slavery, its impact on American life, and the constitutionality question.