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Preview — Defending Slavery by Paul Finkelman. Within decades of the American Revolution, the Northern states had either ended slavery or provided for its gradual abolition.
Slavery, however, was entrenched in the South and remained integral to American politics and culture. Nationally, it was protected by the U. Constitution, federal laws, and Supreme Court decisions, and slaveowners dominated all three branches of Within decades of the American Revolution, the Northern states had either ended slavery or provided for its gradual abolition. Constitution, federal laws, and Supreme Court decisions, and slaveowners defendong all three branches of the federal government.
From the time of the Revolution until the Civil War and beyondSouthern thinkers offered a variety of proslavery defendung. This body of thought—based on religion, politics and law, economics, history, philosophy, expediency, and science—offers invaluable insights into how slavery shaped American history and continues to affect American society.
In this volume, Salvery Finkelman presents a representative selection of proslavery thought and includes an introduction that explores the history of slavery and the debate over it. His headnotes supply a rich context for each reading. The volume also includes a chronology, a selected bibliography, and illustrations. Paperbackpages.
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Defending Slavery: Proslavery Thought in the Old South: A Brief History with Documents
This was a book for a history class in my early years of college, but I reread it recently. It is a fascinating look on the American version of slavery, namely racial slavery, and the cycles that it went through. The author explains the several defenses of slavery, including religious, scientific and economic reasoning, and what provoked them. It includes a summary by the author and several pieces of notable figures of American history including Thomas Jefferson.
Dec 07, Lisa rated it liked it Shelves: This is a really good book to read along with the “Slavery and the Founders” finkeoman.
It shows how truly twisted proslavery arguements were and to what extremes southern slaveholders would go to defend their peculair institution. The documents are really interesting to read and just see what they could come up with to defend slavery.
Jun 01, Bryan Mcquirk rated it really liked it Shelves: I enjoyed this book. I have read many books about the Civil War, and slavery, and been in countless discussions about the issue.
What was nice about this book was to actually read the source material that was used to defend the institution of slavery through the various means May 19, Shain Thomas rated it it was ok Shelves: Proslavery Thought in the Old South; A Brief History with Documents, written by Paul Finkelman, is possibly the single most warped presentation of selective truths this graduate student has read in some considerable time. Sep 07, Jork rated it liked it.
Slavery was a monstrous injustice, defended to the death by the rich, powerful racial feudalists of the American South. This book lays bare for the modern reader the finkelnan logic used to enslave and then oppress African-Americans.
Sep 20, Nichole rated it liked defendihg Shelves: Very interesting to read the opinions of pro slavery thought in the Old South. There are variety of basis of these arguments, but all these writings demonstrate that it all came back to racism.
Dec 10, T added it. Strange to hear the other side of the story and the twisted, economic slaveery scientific rational that buttressed the pro-slavery argument. Ownbymom Ownby rated it really liked it Feb 15, Angelica rated it it was amazing Jan 22, Deanna Pina rated it it was amazing Sep 09, Nathaniel rated it liked it Mar 11, Aimee rated it really liked it Jul 21, Laurie rated it really liked it Jun 21, Owsley rated it liked it Feb 08, Keith rated it it was amazing Aug 06, Jen rated it really liked it Jun 15, Johnny Slaavery rated it it was amazing Dec 03, Margaret Jones rated it really liked it May 07, Aaron Hayworth rated it really liked it Jan 08, Lindy K rated it liked it Jul 21, Ruth Book rated it really liked it Sep 22, Madison Nicole rated it it was amazing Mar 16, Jennifer rated it really liked it Jan 23, Apr 12, Katie Chavez rated it it was amazing.
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Paul Finkelman is an American legal historian. He received his undergraduate degree in American studies from Syracuse University inand his master’s degree and doctorate in American history from the University of Chicago.
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