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    The Ideology of Slavery: Proslavery Thought in the Antebellum South, 1830-60 (Library of Southern Civilization) (Paperback) By (author) Drew Gilpin Faust

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    DescriptionIn 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; 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.The works in this collection portray the development, mature essence, and ultimate fragmentation of the proslavery argument during the era of its greatest importance in the American South. Drew Faust provides a short introduction to each selection, giving information about the author and an account of the origin and publication of the document itself. Faust's introduction to the anthology traces the early historical treatment of proslavery thought and examines the recent resurgence of interest in the ideology of the Old South as a crucial component of powerful relations within that society. She notes the intensification of the proslavery argument between 1830 and 1860, when southern proslavery thought became more systematic and self-conscious, taking on the characteristics of a formal ideology with its resulting social movement. From this intensification came the pragmatic tone and inductive mode that the editor sees as a characteristic of southern proslavery writings from the 1830s onward. The selections, introductory comments, and bibliography of secondary works on the proslavery argument will be of value to readers interested in the history of slavery and of nineteenth-centruy American thought.

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    The Ideology of Slavery
    Proslavery Thought in the Antebellum South, 1830-60
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Drew Gilpin Faust
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 424
    Width: 154 mm
    Height: 228 mm
    Thickness: 17 mm
    Weight: 431 g
    ISBN 13: 9780807108925
    ISBN 10: 0807108928

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    Louisiana State University Press
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    Louisiana State University Press
    Publication date
    01 December 1981
    Publication City/Country
    Baton Rouge
    Author Information
    Drew Gilpin Faust, associate professor and chairman of the department of American Civilization at the University of Pennsylvania, is the author of A Sacred Circle: The Dilemma of the Intellectual in the Old South, 1840-1860.