October 6, 1854
A column-long article by Theodore Parker which begins, “Slavery is unprofitable for the people. America is poorer for slavery. …If three and a quarter million slaves were freemen, how much richer would she be? There is no state in the Union but is poorer for slavery. It is a bad tool to work with. The educated freeman is the best working power in the world….Compare the North and the South, and see what a difference in riches, comfort, education. See the superiority of the North….” The rest of the article gives substance by which Parker proves his point.