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A self-evident lie : Southern slavery and the threat to American freedom, Jeremy J. Tewell

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A self-evident lie : Southern slavery and the threat to American freedom
Title
A self-evident lie
Title remainder
Southern slavery and the threat to American freedom
Statement of responsibility
Jeremy J. Tewell
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Subject
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Language
eng
Summary
A Self-Evident Lie explores and underscores the fear and complex meaning of "slavery" to northerners before the Civil War. Many northerners asked: If slavery was the beneficent and paternalistic institution that southerners claimed, could it not be applied with equal morality to whites as well as blacks? Republicans repeatedly expressed concern that proslavery arguments were not inherently racial. Irrespective of race, anyone could fall victim to the argument that they were "inferior," that they would be better off enslaved, that their enslavement served the interests of society, or that their subjugation was justified by history and religion. In trenchant and graceful prose, Jeremy Tewell argues that some Republicans, most notably Abraham Lincoln, held that the only effective safeguard of individual liberty was universal liberty, as expressed in the Declaration of Independence. As long as Americans believed that "all men" were endowed with inalienable rights to life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness, everyone's liberty would be self-evident, regardless of circumstance. -- Book jacket
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Cataloging source
DLC
Index
index present
LC call number
E449
LC item number
.T43 2013
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Series statement
American abolitionism and antislavery
Label
A self-evident lie : Southern slavery and the threat to American freedom, Jeremy J. Tewell
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction: The Badge of Freedom? -- The Myth of the Free-State Democrat -- Inferiority -- The Good of the Slave -- The Good of Society -- The Slaveocracy -- Southerners and the Principle of Universal Liberty -- Republicans, Northern Democrats, and the Principle of Universal Liberty
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
vii, 168 pages
Isbn
9781606351451
Isbn Type
(hardcover)
Lccn
2012038121
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
  • (OCoLC)777493507
  • (OCoLC)ocn777493507
Label
A self-evident lie : Southern slavery and the threat to American freedom, Jeremy J. Tewell
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction: The Badge of Freedom? -- The Myth of the Free-State Democrat -- Inferiority -- The Good of the Slave -- The Good of Society -- The Slaveocracy -- Southerners and the Principle of Universal Liberty -- Republicans, Northern Democrats, and the Principle of Universal Liberty
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
vii, 168 pages
Isbn
9781606351451
Isbn Type
(hardcover)
Lccn
2012038121
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
  • (OCoLC)777493507
  • (OCoLC)ocn777493507

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