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Deliver us from evil : the slavery question in the old South

Author: Lacy K Ford
Publisher: Oxford [England] ; New York, NY : Oxford University Press, 2009.
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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.
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Ford, Lacy K.
Deliver us from evil.
Oxford [England] ; New York, NY : Oxford University Press, 2009
(DLC) 2008047533
(OCoLC)270131469
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Lacy K Ford
ISBN: 9780198024743 0198024746
OCLC Number: 539208757
Description: 1 online resource (viii, 673 pages)
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.
Responsibility: Lacy K. Ford.
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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.

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