Proslavery and Sectional Thought in the Early South, 1740-1829: An Anthology

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Jeffrey Robert Young
Univ of South Carolina Press, 2006 - Всего страниц: 259
In Proslavery and Sectional Thought in the Early South, 1740-1829, Jeffrey Robert Young has assembled thirteen texts that reveal the development of proslavery perspectives across the colonial and early national South, from Maryland to Georgia. The tracts, lectures, sermons, and petitions in this volume demonstrate that defenses of human bondage had a history in southern thought that long predated the later antebellum era traditionally associated with the genesis of such positive defenses of slavery. Only in the early nineteenth century-with the rise of an increasingly influential abolition movement-did proslavery thinkers begin to justify their beliefs with approaches that underscored differences between North and South. Even then the theorists included in this anthology emphasized the extent to which southern slaveholders' claims to mastery were rooted in a Western moral tradition that reached back to antiquity.
 

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George Whitefield 1740
68
Alexander Garden 1740
75
William Knox 1768
119
Petition to the Virginia Assembly 1785
134
William Graham 1796
167
Edmund Botsford 1808
173
10 William Meade 1813
198
William Smith 1818 1820
208
Richard Furman 1823
225
Charles Cotesworth Pinckney 1829
239
Index
255
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