In the American Grain - Study Guide Advent of the Slaves Summary & Analysis

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Advent of the Slaves Summary

The "racial character" of colored men and women impresses Williams. They add a "delightful quality" to his life, he writes. This quality, he says, they brought with them to America. Nobody seems to think of this, he notes, and just as importantly, it does not matter whether this quality is of use or is available to us. Also not important are the differences of condition and the "mere condition of their coming" to America, to us. They were brought over on the Mayflower, he continues, to prove the tenacity and ability of the New World, to "fasten [it] for stability." They helped to build a society, he says, one that in its "wickedness" could not fathom by itself such "earthly paradise[s]" as Georgia. Referring to Trovatore, The Kiss...

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