Faust, Drew Gilpin.

The Ideology of Slavery : Proslavery Thought in the Antebellum South, 1830-1860 - Baton Rouge : LSU Press, 1981. - 1 online resource (319 p.) - eBooks on Demand Library of Southern Civilization . - Library of Southern Civilization .

Cover; Contents; Preface; INTRODUCTION: The Proslavery Argument in History; I. THOMAS RODERICK DEW: Abolition of Negro Slavery; II. WILLIAM HARPER: Memoir on Slavery; III. THORNTON STRINGFELLOW: A Brief Examination of Scripture Testimony on the Institution of Slavery; IV. JAMES HENRY HAMMOND: Letter to an English Abolitionist; V. JOSIAH C. NOTT: Two Lectures on the Natural History of the Caucasian and Negro Races; VI. HENRY HUGHES: Treatise on Sociology; VII. GEORGE FITZHUGH: Southern Thought; Selected Bibliography of Secondary Works on the Proslavery Argument

In one volume, these essentially unabridged selections from the works of the proslavery apologists are now conveniently accessible to scholars and students of the antebellum South. The Ideology of Slavery includes excerpts by Thomas R. Dew, founder of a new phase of proslavery militancy; William Harper and James Henry Hammond, representatives of the proslavery mainstream; Thornton Stringfellow, the most prominent biblical defender of the peculiar institution; Henry Hughes and Josiah Nott, who brought would-be scientism to the argument; and George Fitzhugh, the most extreme of proslavery writer

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African Americans -- History -- To 1863 -- Sources.
Slavery -- Southern States -- History -- Sources.
Southern States -- History -- 1775-1865 -- Sources.


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