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In Georgia, Vice-President A.H. Stephens pronounces slavery the foundation of the new Confederacy

Alexander Hamilton Stephens, detail
03/21/1861
Alexander H. Stephens, the new vice-president of the Confederate States gave a speech in Savannah, Georgia explaining the new elements of the Confederate Constitution.   Significantly, he held that the Confederacy's "foundations are laid, its corner-stone rests, upon the great truth that the negro is not equal to the white man; that Slavery, subordination to the superior race, is his natural and moral condition." This passage was widely reported in the North. (By John Osborne) 
Source Citation: 
"The Disunion Movement - Slavery the Basis of the New Confederacy," New York Times, March 27, 1861 

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