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Defending Slavery: Proslavery Thought in the Old South: A Brief History with Documents

Appleton and Company, Agents, Note 2: In the original text the book title is not italicized or formatted in any way, and "Negro" is not capitalized.

Lavan discussed Du Bois's book from a materialist perspective, writing: [. Beard and W. Certainly it is a unique and rewarding experience for the latter to witness the republishing of a work he wrote as a young man sixty years ago.


The author, in this case, however, has done more. He has re-read this first labor of his life and written a critical appraisal of it.

He notes, as have all subsequent critics, that the extensive and intensive research into source materials, on which the work is based, was well and scrupulously done.

He criticizes the monographic method for the academic limitations it imposes. However, the main point of his "Apologia" is his "ignorance in the waning 19th Century of the significance of the work of Freud and Marx. Back in DuBois, in common with all other inheritors of the Abolitionist tradition, regarded the anti-slavery conflict as a clear example of a moral struggle.

Moral enlightenment and progressive religion and democracy, according to this view, had been arrayed against the darker forces of cruelty, avarice and ethical benightedness.

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While in the course of his book, DuBois faithfully brings in the ethical aspects of the movements against the slave trade and notes here and there that greater moral awareness or courage at this or that point might have had happier results, this does not seriously interfere with the study. What forms of resistance did slaves practice in the South?

What role did religion play amongst the slaves? What resources did slaves employ to endure their harsh existence? What are trickster tales?

What do they tell us about the experience of slaves? Do you agree with him? What are other kinds of sources that could be used to access the experience of the slaves? Assignment 5. Varieties of Reform Skim Nash, What were the three best-remembered reform movements of the era?

What were some of the other reform movements? What were some of their common patterns?

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Why did they emerge? What were some of the strategies deployed? What are the role of social movements in a political system? Assignment 6. What influenced the development of abolitionism?

Why did abolitionism emerge with such full force in the s and not earlier or not later? What role did African-Americans play in the anti-slavery movement?

Defending Slavery: Proslavery Thought in the Old South

What characteristics did most abolitionists share? What were some of their differences in approaching the slavery question?

Were they crazy? Assuming you were alive during the antebellum period, do you think you would have been an abolitionist? If so, which wing of the abolitionist movement would you have found most appealing?

Or would you just have been a non-extensionist? Which political movements of the last several decades do you think the abolitionist movement is most similar to? Why are Americans now more familiar with abolitionists than with the free soilers? Assignment 7. Defending Slavery Cartoon: "Slavery as it Exists Martins, , What prompted proslavery apologists to develop a vigorous defense of slavery during the antebellum period?

What were the major sources of proslavery thought? Why did proslavery activists believe that slavery was consistent with nature and Christianity?

What made proslavery ideology so acceptable in the South? Was it mainstream or just the ideology of a ruling class? What were the consequences and effects of Southerners developing such an all-embracing pro-slavery defense?

Assignment 8. What was John L. O'Sullivan's case for expansion? Why did the Mexican War occur? Who was against the War? Why was the Wilmot Proviso important? How were free soilers different than abolitionists? What was popular sovereignty?What was John L.

What impact did the fugitive slave act have on the sectional crisis? Why do some historians conclude that the Civil War actually began in ?

What are trickster tales? Assignment 5. What resources did slaves employ to endure their harsh existence?

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