Jump to ContentJump to Main Navigation
Deliver Us from EvilThe Slavery Question in the Old South$
Users without a subscription are not able to see the full content.

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

Show Summary Details
Page of

PRINTED FROM OXFORD SCHOLARSHIP ONLINE (oxford.universitypressscholarship.com). (c) Copyright Oxford University Press, 2020. All Rights Reserved. An individual user may print out a PDF of a single chapter of a monograph in OSO for personal use. date: 27 September 2020

The Scare

The Scare

(p.207) Chapter Seven The Scare
Deliver Us from Evil

Lacy K. Ford, Jr.

Oxford University Press

This chapter describes the Denmark Vesey insurrection scare, the most significant challenge the paternalist movement faced during its insurgent phase. Charleston stood as the central staging ground and ideological epicenter of the paternalist insurgency. At the same time, nowhere was the movement better equipped to defend itself than in Charleston. Given the nature of the attack on paternalism that came as part of the public reaction to the discovery of the Denmark Vesey insurrection plot during the summer of 1822, the movement needed all the strength it could muster to stand its ground.

Keywords:   slavery, insurrection, Denmark Vesey, South, Charleston, James Hamilton, paternalist insurgency

Oxford Scholarship Online requires a subscription or purchase to access the full text of books within the service. Public users can however freely search the site and view the abstracts and keywords for each book and chapter.

Please, subscribe or login to access full text content.

If you think you should have access to this title, please contact your librarian.

To troubleshoot, please check our FAQs , and if you can't find the answer there, please contact us .