The Ideology of Slavery: Proslavery Thought in the Antebellum South, 1830--1860 (Library of Southern Civilization)

The Ideology of Slavery: Proslavery Thought in the Antebellum South, 1830--1860 (Library of Southern Civilization)


In one quantity, those primarily unabridged decisions from the works of the proslavery apologists are actually with ease available to students and scholars of the antebellum South. The Ideology of Slavery contains excerpts via Thomas R. Dew, founding father of a brand new part of proslavery militancy; William Harper and James Henry Hammond, representatives of the proslavery mainstream; Thornton Stringfellow, the main renowned biblical defender of the odd establishment; Henry Hughes and Josiah Nott, who introduced would-be scientism to the argument; and George Fitzhugh, the main severe of proslavery writers.

The works during this assortment painting the improvement, mature essence, and supreme fragmentation of the proslavery argument through the period of its maximum value within the American South. Drew Faust presents a brief creation to every choice, giving information regarding the writer and an account of the beginning and ebook of the record itself.

Faust's creation to the anthology lines the early ancient remedy of proslavery notion and examines the new resurgence of curiosity within the ideology of the outdated South as an important section of robust family members inside of that society. She notes the intensification of the proslavery argument among 1830 and 1860, whilst southern proslavery suggestion grew to become extra systematic and self-conscious, taking over the features of a proper ideology with its ensuing social circulation. From this intensification got here the pragmatic tone and inductive mode that the editor sees as a attribute of southern proslavery writings from the 1830s onward. the choices, introductory reviews, and bibliography of secondary works at the proslavery argument might be of price to readers attracted to the historical past of slavery and of nineteenth-centruy American thought.

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