Rebecca Latimer Felton Quotes.
When white men were willing to put their own offspring in the kitchen and corn field and allowed them to be sold into bondage as slaves and degraded them as another man’s slave, the retribution of wrath was hanging over this country and the South paid penance in four years of bloody war.
It was a time of madness, the sort of mad-hysteria that always presages war. There seems to be nothing left but war–when any population in any sort of a nation gets violently angry, civilization falls down and religion forsakes its hold on the consciences of human kind in such times of public madness.
It was a marvel, an enigma in abolition latitudes, that the slaves did not rise en-masse, at the beginning of hostilities.
The utter helplessness of a conquered people is perhaps the most tragic feature of a civil war or any other sort of war.