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The Ideology of slavery: Proslavery thought in the antebellum South, 1830-1860 (Library of Southern civilization) ePub download

by Drew Gilpin Faust

  • Author: Drew Gilpin Faust
  • ISBN: 0807108553
  • ISBN13: 978-0807108550
  • ePub: 1330 kb | FB2: 1872 kb
  • Language: English
  • Category: Americas
  • Publisher: Louisiana State University Press (1981)
  • Pages: 306
  • Rating: 4.2/5
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The Ideology of slavery: Proslavery thought in the antebellum South, 1830-1860 (Library of Southern civilization) ePub download

The Ideology of Slavery includes excerpts by Thomas R. Dew, founder of a new phase of proslavery .

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 writers.

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Southern historian Drew Gilpin Faust (now serving time as President of Harvard University) has assembled and . meaning, of a set of values based on white supremacy that didn't end with defeat in the rebellion of 1861-1865.

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Louisiana State University Press. Library of Southern civilization. 0807108553, 0807108928. This item appears on. List: AM102: North America: Themes and Problems (Term 1 and Term 2). Section: Slavery and the Slave Experience. 5 MB. Czytaj online.

Drew Gilpin Faust is professor of American civilization at the University of Pennsylvania

Drew Gilpin Faust is professor of American civilization at the University of Pennsylvania. Series: Walter Lynwood Fleming Lectures in Southern History. Paperback: 110 pages. Section: The White South

Library of Southern civilization. Section: The White South Previous: Power and Agency in Antebellum Slavery. Library availability.

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Jark
An important read for those who struggle to understand those so-called enlightened and educated supporters of slavery. It is, at times, a read that seems so delusional and yet carefully drafted by the writer to support and institution that has and never will have any redeeming elements. It also carries a message of why racism thrives into the America of today.
Kriau
The seven essays collected in this book, written by Southerners between 1830 and 1860, are unpalatable pompous nonsense for any modern reader except perhaps a "stars-and-bars" Red State neo-confederate. All seven are self-righteous apologies for slavery, on the basis of the authors' interpretation of the Bible showing that the Negro is accursed and that slavery is God's Will. All seven make similar sociological arguments than slavery is a beneficent institution and a necessary component of a well-ordered society, in which some must always serve as the "mudsill." All seven accuse "fanatics," who ought to be tending to their own class of "wage-slaves," of campaigning to disrupt the idyllic social structure of the South, the new Athens. The authors in question are Thomas Roderick Dew, William Harper, Thornton Stringfellow, James Henry Hammond, Josiah Nott, Henry Hughes, and George Fitzhugh.

Historians as a profession sometimes need to comb through some awful trash to glean insights into the course of human events. Southern historian Drew Gilpin Faust (now serving time as President of Harvard University) has assembled and edited these essays, not only to hold them as exhibits of the intransigence with which the antebellum South defended its "peculiar institution," but also because she finds evidence in them of a larger cultural paradigm, of a world-view that depended on hierarchy and class consciousness for meaning, of a set of values based on white supremacy that didn't end with defeat in the rebellion of 1861-1865. She explains her hypothesis in a twenty-page introduction to the anthology.

She writes:

"In recent years... interpretations of proslavery thought have shifted. Perhaps more accustomed to the notion of a timeless and geographically extensive American racism, scholars have begun to place proslavery within a wider context, to regard it as more than simply a distasteful manifestation of collective paranoia gripping the South in the years before the Civil War. Historians have come to view the proslavery argument less as evidence of moral failure and more a a key to wider patterns of beliefs and values. The defense of human bondage...was perhaps more important as an effort to construct a coherent southern social philosophy than as a political weapon...
"The persistence of modern racism is but one forceful reminder of the ways human beings always view the world in terms of inherited systems of belief and explanation that only partially reflect the reality..."

Dispassionate language! Historians are rewarded for such. The dire corollary of Dr. Faust's hypothesis is that at least some segments of the American populace needed and still need "white superiority" to maintain the whole structure of their beliefs and values. If so, woe unto us!
wanderpool
Excellent compilation of intellectual ideas from the antebellum south.

As the author makes clear, however repugnant the ideals/beliefs of

racism are, it is important to examine them openly. This book allows

just that among leading intellectuals at the time.
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