Thomas Hamilton; Creator of Anglo-African

Thomas Hamilton

Anglo-African (3/1860)

His quote is from Mr. Hamilton’s speech, March 3rd 1860 in New York City.

The two great political parties separate at an angle of two roads, that they may meet eventually at the same goals. They both entertain the same ideas, and both carry the same burdens. They differ only in regard to the way they shall go, and the method of procedure. . . The Democratic party would make the white man the master and the black man the slave, and have them Republican party. . . though with larger professions for humanity, is by far its more dangerous enemy. Under the guise of humanity, they do and say many things-as, for example, they oppose re-opening of the slave-trade. . .They oppose the progress of slavery in the territories, and would cry humanity to the world; but. . .their opposition to slavery means opposition to the black man-nothing else. Where it is clearly in their power to do anything for the oppressed colored man, why then they are too nice, too conservative, to do it. . .
We have no hope from either [of the] political parties. We must rely on ourselves, the righteousness of our cause, and the advance of just sentiments among the great masses of the people.

Here you can read the January issue of Anglo-African:

https://archive.org/stream/angloafricanmaga1860wool#page/n0/mode/2up

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