1 Such a policy was difficult to enforce; some of the black refugees declared themselves freemen, others showed that their masters had deserted them, and still others were captured with forts and plantations.
2 The debates wandered over the whole policy of the administration and the general question of slavery, without touching very closely the specific merits of the measure in hand.
3 Of the foes without the Bureau, the bitterest were those who attacked not so much its conduct or policy under the law as the necessity for any such institution at all.
4 In other periods of intensified prejudice all the Negro's tendency to self-assertion has been called forth; at this period a policy of submission is advocated.
5 This policy has been courageously and insistently advocated for over fifteen years, and has been triumphant for perhaps ten years.
6 We cannot settle this problem by diplomacy and suaveness, by "policy" alone.
7 The struggle for reformatories, which has gone on in Virginia, Georgia, and other States, is the one encouraging sign of the awakening of some communities to the suicidal results of this policy.
8 I have not glossed over matters for policy's sake, for I fear we have already gone too far in that sort of thing.
9 I felt that the Reconstruction policy, so far as it related to my race, was in a large measure on a false foundation, was artificial and forced.
Up From Slavery: An Autobiography By Booker T. WashingtonContext Highlight In Chapter V.
10 I have found that there is a large element in the South that is quick to respond to straightforward, honest criticism of any wrong policy.
Up From Slavery: An Autobiography By Booker T. WashingtonContext Highlight In Chapter XIII.
11 Aunt Pitty, who had been the first to denounce Old Joe for his policy of retreat, was among the first to pack her trunks.
12 She had heard Ashley say that the South was being treated as a conquered province and that vindictiveness was the dominant policy of the conquerors.
13 I no more felt unduly concerned for the landlord's policy of insurance.
14 Against this stern and unyielding morality, supported as it was by such visible policy, there was no appeal.
15 On their arrival at the encampment of his people, Magua, in obedience to a policy seldom departed from, separated his prisoners.
The Last of the Mohicans By James Fenimore CooperContext Highlight In CHAPTER 22