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Ideology of Slavery: Proslavery Thought in the Antebellum South, 1830--1860
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; ...more
Paperback, 320 pages
Published September 1st 1981 by Louisiana State University Press
(first published January 1st 1981)
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I purchased this book primarily as a text for my daughters to understand proslavery arguments prior to the Civil War. Faust presents several full and extracted texts of Proslavery tracts from a thirty year period prior to the Civil War and a handy introduction to the historical overview of developing Southern though. Before purchasing this text, I would recommend checking for the authors on Google Books to get them for free.
Catherine Drew Gilpin Faust is an American historian, college administrator, and the president of Harvard UniversityMore about Drew Gilpin Faust...