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Amelioration and empire : progress and slavery in the plantation Americas

Author: Christa Dierksheide
Publisher: Charlottesville : University of Virginia Press, 2014.
Series: Jeffersonian America.
Edition/Format:   Print book : State or province government publication : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"This book examines arguments made in the colonial Americas for the gradual mitigation of slavery rather than outright abolition"--Provided by publisher.
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Genre/Form: History
Material Type: Government publication, State or province government publication
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Christa Dierksheide
ISBN: 9780813936215 0813936217
OCLC Number: 880566272
Description: xi, 279 pages ; 25 cm.
Contents: Introduction --
I. Virginia --
"The great improvement and civilization of that race" --
"The desideratum is to diminish the Blacks and increase the Whites" --
II. South Carolina --
"Rising gradations to unlimited freedom" --
"The enormous evil that has haunted the imaginations of men" --
III. The British West Indies --
"We may alleviate, though we cannot cure" --
"A matter of portentous magnitude, and still more portentous --
Difficulty" --
Conclusion: Amelioration and empire, ca. 1845.
Series Title: Jeffersonian America.
Responsibility: Christa Dierksheide.

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