Defending Slavery: Proslavery Thought in the Old South: A Brief History with Documents

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Within decades of the American Revolution, the Northern states had either ended slavery or provided for its gradual abolition. Slavery, however, was entrenched in the South and remained integral to American politics and culture. Nationally, it was protected by the U.S. Constitution, federal laws, and Supreme Court decisions, and slaveowners dominated all three branches of the federal government. From the time of the Revolution until the Civil War (and beyond), Southern thinkers offered a variety of proslavery arguments. ...

Defending Slavery: Proslavery Thought in the Old South: A Brief History with Documents 2003, Bedford Books, Boston, MA

ISBN-13: 9780312133276

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