Wednesday, January 30, 2008

Pro-Slavery - Samuel Alexander Roberts -

Pro slavery

Samuel Alexander Roberts gave several pro slavery speeches in Texas where he became Secretary of State of the Republic of Texas in 1841. Roy Isbell comments: “I think Samuel was a Whig and that most of the Whigs were Unionists.” Palmer Hamilton added that Whigs: “came at secession from a different vantage point. It wasn’t that they necessarily opposed slavery. They just economically thought that -- and plus Mobile, being a port city, its economic ties were to the northeast… plus the immigration patterns …our population came mostly from the northeast and Europe…they didn’t come from other southern states.”

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