Quotation by Herman Melville

In some things, we Americans leave to other countries the carrying out of the principle that stands at the head of our Declaration of Independence.
Herman Melville (1819–1891), U.S. author. Redburn (1849), ch. 41, The Writings of Herman Melville, vol. 4, eds. Harrison Hayford, Hershel Parker, and G. Thomas Tanselle (1969).

Referring to the equal treatment afforded black people in England.
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