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A house divided : the antebellum slavery debates in America, 1776-1865 /

Other Authors: Lowance, Mason I., 1938-
Format: Book
Language: English
Published: Princeton, N.J. : Princeton University Press, 2003
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Table of Contents:
  • A Discourse on the Slavery Question, Delivered in the North Church, Hartford
  • Charles Sumner (1811-1874)
  • The Barbarism of Slavery
  • Ch. 9.
  • Concluding Remarks and Alexis de Tocqueville (1805-1859)
  • Democracy in America /
  • Alexis de Tocqueville.
  • Ch. 1.
  • The Historical Background for the Antebellum Slavery Debates, 1776-1865
  • Stroud's Compendium of the Laws of Slavery
  • Population Statistics from the U.S. Census for 1790-1860
  • Summary from The Atlantic Slave Trade Project
  • The European Origins of American Slavery /
  • Arthur Kinney
  • Samuel Sewall (1632-1730) and John Saffin (1632-1710)
  • The Selling of Joseph: A Memorial /
  • Samuel Sewall
  • A Brief, Candid Answer to a Late Printed Sheet, Entitled, The Selling of Joseph /
  • John Saffin
  • John Woolman (1720-1772)
  • Some Considerations on the Keeping of Negroes
  • Ch. 2.
  • Acts of Congress Relating to Slavery
  • The Declaration of Independence
  • The Ordinance of 1787
  • The Fugitive Slave Law of 1793
  • The Missouri Compromise of 1820
  • The Wilmot Proviso, 1847
  • The Fugitive Slave Law of 1850
  • The Thirteenth Amendment to the U.S. Constitution
  • Slavery and the 1787 Constitution
  • Frederick Douglas (c. 1818-1895)
  • What to the Slave Is the Fourth of July?
  • Justice Joseph Story (1779-1845)
  • A Charge Delivered to the Grand Jury of the Circuit Court of the United States
  • Ch. 3.
  • Biblical Proslavery Arguments
  • Thornton Stringfellow (1788-1869)
  • A Brief Examination of the Scripture Testimony on the Institution of Slavery
  • Slavery, Its Origin, Nature, and History Considered in the Light of Bible Teachings, Moral Justice, and Political Wisdom
  • Alexander McCaine (1768-1856)
  • Slavery Defended from Scripture against the Attacks of the Abolitionists
  • Ch. 4.
  • Biblical Antislavery Arguments
  • Theodore Dwight Weld (1803-1895)
  • The Bible against Slavery
  • James Freeman Clarke (1810-1888)
  • Slavery in the United States
  • Alexander McLeod (1774-1833)
  • Negro Slavery Unjustifiable
  • Robert Dale Owen (1801-1877)
  • The Wrong of Slavery, the Right of Emancipation and the Future of the African Race in the United States
  • Ch. 5.
  • The Economic Arguments Concerning Slavery
  • Edmund Ruffin (1794-1865)
  • The Political Economy of Slavery; or, The Institution Considered in Regard to Its Influence on Public Wealth and the General Welfare
  • George Fitzhugh (1806-1881)
  • George Fitzhugh and the Economic Analysis of Slavery /
  • Edited by Melba Jensen
  • Sociology for the South; or, the Failure of Free Society
  • Cannibals All! or, Slaves without Masters
  • David Christy (1802-N.D.) and E. N. Elliott (N.D.)
  • Introduction to Cotton Is King, and Proslavery Arguments /
  • E. N. Elliot
  • Cotton Is King /
  • David Christy
  • Hinton Rowan Helper (1829-1909)
  • The Impending Crisis of the South and How to Meet It /
  • Hinton Rowan Helper
  • Impending Crisis Dissected /
  • Samuel M. Wolfe
  • Ch. 6.
  • Writers and Essayists in Conflict over Slavery
  • Color, Caste, Denomination /
  • Emily Dickinson
  • Phillis Wheatley (1753-1784), "On being Brought from Africa to America"
  • John Greenleaf Whittier (1807-1892)
  • The Slave Ships
  • Massachusetts to Virginia
  • Our Political Responsibility
  • Justice and Expediency; or, Slavery Considered with a View to Its Rightful and Effectual Remedy, Abolition
  • James Kirke Paulding (1778-1860)
  • Slavery in the United States
  • James Russell Lowell (1819-1891)
  • The Abolitionists and Emancipation
  • Politics and the Pulpit
  • The Church and the Clergy
  • The Church and the Clergy Again
  • The Moral Argument against Slavery
  • Daniel Webster
  • Walt Whitman (1819-1892) /
  • Edited by William Pannapacker
  • Slavery and the Slave Trade
  • New States: Shall They Be Slave or Free?
  • American Workingmen, Versus Slavery
  • Prohibition of Colored Persons
  • The House of Friends
  • Emerson, Thoreau, and Antislavery /
  • Len Gougeon
  • Henry David Thoreau (1817-1862)
  • Slavery in Massachusetts
  • Ralph Waldo Emerson (1803-1882) /
  • Edited by William Pannapacker
  • Lecture on Slavery
  • Harriet Beecher Stowe (1811-1896) and Mary Eastman (1818-1880)
  • Uncle Tom's Cabin /
  • Harriet Beecher Stowe
  • Black Stereotypes in Uncle Tom's Cabin /
  • Sandra C. Duvivier
  • Aunt Phillis's Cabin; or, Southern Life As It Is /
  • Mary Eastman
  • Ch. 7.
  • Science in Antebellum America
  • Notes on Stephen Jay Gould's Critique of George Morton's Race Theories /
  • Adam Linker
  • White Supremacy and Negro Subordination /
  • J. H. Van Evrie
  • Thomas Jefferson (1743-1826)
  • Notes on the State of Virginia
  • Henri Gregoire (1750-1831)
  • On the Cultural Achievements of Negroes
  • The Claims of the Negro Ethnologically Considered /
  • Frederick Douglass
  • O. S. Fowler (1809-1887)
  • O. S. Fowler and Hereditary Descent /
  • Edited by Christopher Hanlon
  • Hereditary Descent
  • Ethnology /
  • James Russell Lowell
  • Theodore Parker (1810-1860) vs. John S. Rock (1825-1866) on the Anglo-Saxon and the African /
  • Edited by Dean Grodzins
  • Some Thoughts on the Progress of America, and the Influence of Her Diverse Institutions /
  • Theodore Parker
  • The Present Aspect of Slavery in America /
  • Theodore Parker
  • Speech to the Boston Massacre Commemorative Festival /
  • John S. Rock
  • Remarks to the Boston Massacre Commemorative Festival /
  • Theodore Parker
  • Josiah Nott and the American School of Ethnology
  • Josiah Clark Nott (1804-1873)
  • Types of Mankind; or, Ethnological Researches Based upon the Ancient Monuments, Paintings, Sculptures, and Crania of Races and upon Their Natural Geographical, Philological, and Biblical History /
  • Josiah Clark Nott and George Gliddon
  • Indigenous Races of the Earth; or, New Chapters of Ethnological Inquiry /
  • Josiah Clark Nott and George Gliddon
  • The Negro Race: Its Ethnology and History /
  • Josiah Nott
  • Ch. 8.
  • The Abolitionist Crusade
  • William Lloyd Garrison and the Abolitionist Crusade
  • William Lloyd Garrison (1805-1879)
  • An Address to the American Colonization Society, July 4, 1829
  • Truisms
  • The Constitution and the Union
  • American Colorphobia
  • Speech to the Fourth Annual National Woman's Rights Convention
  • Editorial, The Liberator
  • No Compromise with Slavery
  • David Walker (1785-1830)
  • Appeal
  • Lydia Maria Child (1802-1880)
  • An Appeal in Favor of That Class of Americans Called Africans
  • William Ellery Channing (1780-1842)
  • Slavery
  • James McCune Smith (1813-1865)
  • The Destiny of a People of Color
  • Angelina Emily Grimke (1805-1879) and Sarah Moore Grimke (1792-1873)
  • An Appeal to the Christian Women of the South /
  • Angelina Emily Grimke
  • An Epistle to the Clergy of the Southern States /
  • Sarah Moore Grimke
  • Catharine E. Beecher (1804-1878)
  • An Essay on Slavery and Abolitionism, with Reference to the Duty of American Females /
  • Catharine E. Beecher
  • Letters to Catharine E. Beecher, in Reply to an Essay on Slavery and Abolitionism /
  • Angelina Emily Grimke
  • American Slavery As It Is: Testimony of a Thousand Witnesses /
  • Theodore D. Weld
  • Cat-hawling /
  • Roy Sunderland
  • Gerrit Smith (1797-1874), Arthur Tappan (1786-1865), and Lewis Tappan (1788-1873) /
  • Melba Jensen
  • The New York Abolitionists /
  • Edited by Melba Jensen
  • Speech in the Meeting of the New-York Anti-Slavery Society, Held in Peterboro, October 22, 1835 /
  • Gerrit Smith
  • Letter to Rev. James Smylie, of the State of Mississippi, 1837 /
  • Gerrit Smith
  • Address of the American and Foreign Anti-Slavery Society /
  • Arthur Tappan
  • Speech on the Nebraska Bill, April 6, 1854 /
  • Gerrit Smith
  • Wendell Phillips (1811-1884)
  • The Constitution, a Pro-Slavery Compact
  • Lysander Spooner (1808-1887)
  • The Unconstitutionality of Slavery
  • Horace Mann (1796-1859)
  • Speech Delivered in the U.S. House of Representatives on the Subject of Slavery in the Territories, and the Consequences of Dissolution of the Union
  • Alexander Crummell (1819-1898)
  • An Address to the British and Foreign Anti-Slavery Society
  • Roger Brooke Taney (1777-1864)
  • Opinion of the Court in Dred Scott, Plaintiff in Error, v John F. A. Sandford
  • Horace Bushnell (1802-1876)