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Deliver Us from EvilThe Slavery Question in the Old South$
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Lacy K. Ford,

Print publication date: 2009

Print ISBN-13: 9780195118094

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: September 2009

DOI: 10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195118094.001.0001

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The Upper South Debates Slavery and Colonization

The Upper South Debates Slavery and Colonization

(p.361) Chapter Twelve The Upper South Debates Slavery and Colonization
Deliver Us from Evil

Lacy K. Ford, Jr.

Oxford University Press

This chapter examines the upper South's political and policy response to the Turner insurrection. In the pensive months following Nat Turner's rebellion, Virginia formally reconsidered its official policy toward both slavery as an institution and the free black population within its borders. Pro-slavery planters from Virginia's Southside region advocated tough new measures to enhance white security, including tighter control over the free black population and greater vigilance over the institution of slavery itself. But with the state's tobacco plantations in relative decline and the comparative return on slave labor diminished, many Old Dominion leaders wanted to use the sense of urgency spawned by the Turner insurrection to take bolder steps toward addressing the problem of slavery.

Keywords:   slavery, Nat Turner, insurrection, upper South

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