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Thoreau's view on slavery

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According to Thoreau, Cato Ingraham was a Guinea Negro,

…a few who remember his little patch among the walnuts, which he let grow up till he should be old and need them; but a younger and whiter speculator got them at last. He too, however, occupies an equally narrow house.

What does the quote reveal about Thoreau’s view on race?

A

Regardless of white advantage, in the death there is no color.

B

Young white men will be victorious because of their aggressive nature.

C

Negro men have to fight for what is believed to be theirs or it will be taken away.

D

Even in death the negro race is treated with little or no respect.

E

When much is laid up for the future you risk losing to a higher power.