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Deliver Us from Evil: The Slavery Question in the Old South

Lacy K. Ford,


A major contribution to our understanding of slavery in the early republic, this book illuminates the white South's twisted and tortured efforts to justify slavery, focusing on the period from the drafting of the federal constitution in 1787 through the age of Jackson. Drawing on primary sources, including newspapers, government documents, legislative records, pamphlets, and speeches, this book recaptures the varied and sometimes contradictory ideas and attitudes held by groups of white southerners as they debated the slavery question. The book conveys the political, intellectual, economic, an ... More

Keywords: slavery, early republic, primary sources, white southerners, upper South, deep South

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2009 Print ISBN-13: 9780195118094
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: September 2009 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195118094.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Lacy K. Ford,, author
University of South Carolina