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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?


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


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


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


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


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

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