Excerpt from Charles Mackay, from Life and Liberty in America: or, Sketches of a Tour in the United States and Canada in 1857-1858.
Language of the free North: We shall not make the black man a slave; we shall not buy him or sell him; but we shall not associate with him. He shall be free to live, and to thrive, if he can, and to pay taxes and perform duties; but he shall not be free to dine and drink at our board -- to share with us the deliberations of the jury box -- to sit upon the seat of judgment, however capable he may be -- to plead in our courts -- to represent us in the Legislature -- to attend us at the bed of sickness and pain -- to mingle with us in the concert-room, the lecture-room, the theatre, or the church, or to marry with our daughters. We are of another race, and he is inferior. Let him know his place -- and keep it.
Mackay, Charles. Life and Liberty in America: or, Sketches of a Tour in the United States and Canada in 1857-1858. New York: Harper & Brothers, 1859.
The story of a farm boy who rose from obscurity to become the most influential American innovator of the 20th century.
James Michael Curley and his sophisticated political machine dominated Boston for almost half a century.
Thoroughbred racehorse Seabiscuit was the long shot that captured America's heart during the Depression.
The personal journey of three generations of a Japanese American family, including their stint in internment camps during World War II.
An African American civil rights leader, Ida B. Wells was born into slavery before becoming a journalist in Memphis.
Creating Miami Beach from a narrow spit of Florida swampland, Carl Fisher made a fortune until a devastating hurricane and the stock market crash of 1929 wiped him out.
America's first First Lady defined the role of the President's wife and in the process changed the face of the American presidency.
Lyndon Johnson pushed progressive programs before the Vietnam War eroded his support. Part of the award-winning Presidents collection.