Quotation by Susan B. Anthony

There is great fear expressed on all sides lest this war shall be made a war for the negro. I am willing that it shall be. It is a war to found an empire on the negro in slavery, and shame on us if we do not make it a war to establish the negro in freedom—against whom the whole nation, North and South, East and West, in one mighty conspiracy, has combined from the beginning.
Susan B. Anthony (1820–1906), U.S. suffragist. As quoted in History of Woman Suffrage, vol. 2 ch. 16, by Elizabeth Cady Stanton, Matilda Joslyn Gage, and herself (1882).

Speaking on May 14, 1863, at a national convention of the Woman's National Loyal League.
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