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Author Ford, Lacy K.

Title Deliver us from evil : the slavery question in the old South / Lacy K. Ford.

Imprint Oxford [England] ; New York, NY : Oxford University Press, 2009.


Location Call No. OPAC Message Status
 Axe 2nd Floor Stacks  973.713 F753d 2009    ---  Available
Description viii, 673 p. ; 25 cm.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index.
Summary Illuminates the white South's efforts to justify slavery, focusing on the period from the drafting of the federal constitution in 1787 through the age of Jackson. Draws heavily on primary sources, including newspapers, government documents, legislative records, pamphlets, and speeches.
Contents The upper South's travail. Owning slaves, disowning slavery ; Rebellion and reaction -- The lower South's embrace of slavery. Opening the slave trade ; Extending slavery -- Paternalism rising. Paternalism emerges ; Paternalism contested -- Paternalism in crisis. The scare ; Analyzing the scare ; Reacting to the scare -- Words and deeds. Discourses of colonization ; Rumors and insurrection -- The upper South responds. The upper South debates slavery and colonization ; Tennessee debates slavery ; Ending free Black suffrage in North Carolina -- The lower South responds. Reaction in the lower South ; Abolition poison and Southern antidotes ; The ideological reconfiguration of slavery in the lower South.
Subject Slavery -- Southern States -- History -- 18th century.
Slavery -- Southern States -- History -- 19th century.
Whites -- Southern States -- Attitudes -- History -- 18th century.
Whites -- Southern States -- Attitudes -- History -- 19th century.
ISBN 9780195118094 (hardcover : alk. paper)
019511809X (hardcover : alk. paper)

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