Harry V. Jaffa Quote

Slaves are never referred to in the Constitution as anything but 'persons', a characterization that is perfectly neutral as to race or sex. That some of these persons were slaves was something arising from state law, not from the Constitution itself.


p. 211 - A New Birth of Freedom: Abraham Lincoln and the Coming of the Civil War (2000)

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Slaves are never referred to in the Constitution as anything but 'persons', a characterization that is perfectly neutral as to race or sex. That some ...

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Slaves are never referred to in the Constitution as anything but 'persons', a characterization that is perfectly neutral as to race or sex. That some ...

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Slaves are never referred to in the Constitution as anything but 'persons', a characterization that is perfectly neutral as to race or sex. That some ...

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Slaves are never referred to in the Constitution as anything but 'persons', a characterization that is perfectly neutral as to race or sex. That some ...