The Resource All honor to Jefferson? : the Virginia slavery debates and the positive good thesis, Erik S. Root

All honor to Jefferson? : the Virginia slavery debates and the positive good thesis, Erik S. Root

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All honor to Jefferson? : the Virginia slavery debates and the positive good thesis
Title
All honor to Jefferson?
Title remainder
the Virginia slavery debates and the positive good thesis
Statement of responsibility
Erik S. Root
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Language
eng
Summary
  • "Virginia's most prominent statesmen had a profound influence on the American Founding. Of the first five presidents elected, four of them were Virginians. Old Dominion thus held an influential position in the Union. The Founders reluctantly tolerated slavery, yet every leading Founder believed that slavery was wrong. They based this argument on the natural rights all men possessed
  • With a natural rights understanding of the American Founding, the conclusion that slavery was a violation of those rights was inescapable. However, the Founders expressed their distaste of the peculiar institution in different ways. All wrote privately about their aversion to slavery, and some took unmistakable public positions. Several also found ways to demonstrate implicitly their opinion about slavery. Because of its influential position, the political direction of Old Dominion was a bellwether for the Union."--BOOK JACKET
Biography type
contains biographical information
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DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Root, Erik S
Index
index present
LC call number
E445.V8
LC item number
R66 2008
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Jefferson, Thomas
  • Dew, Thomas R.
  • Dew, Thomas R.
  • Jefferson, Thomas
  • United States.
  • Slavery
  • Slavery
  • Slavery
  • Political and social views
  • Political science
  • Slavery
  • Slavery
  • Virginia
  • United States
  • United States
  • Virginia
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All honor to Jefferson? : the Virginia slavery debates and the positive good thesis, Erik S. Root
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Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 237-249) and index
Contents
Early anti-slavery efforts -- Jefferson, Virginia, and the founders -- The tide begins to turn: the Virginia Constitutional Convention of 1829-1830 and the attack on natural rights -- Firebell in the night: natural rights abandoned -- Toward perpetual slavery: the Virginia slavery debate of 1831-1832 -- The proslavery argument revisited: Thomas Roderick Dew and the beginning of the positive good thesis -- Conclusion: Virginia and the positive good thesis
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
vii, 255 p.
Isbn
9780739122174
Isbn Type
(cloth : alk. paper)
Lccn
2007043513
System control number
  • (OCoLC)180689971
  • (OCoLC)ocn180689971
Label
All honor to Jefferson? : the Virginia slavery debates and the positive good thesis, Erik S. Root
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 237-249) and index
Contents
Early anti-slavery efforts -- Jefferson, Virginia, and the founders -- The tide begins to turn: the Virginia Constitutional Convention of 1829-1830 and the attack on natural rights -- Firebell in the night: natural rights abandoned -- Toward perpetual slavery: the Virginia slavery debate of 1831-1832 -- The proslavery argument revisited: Thomas Roderick Dew and the beginning of the positive good thesis -- Conclusion: Virginia and the positive good thesis
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
vii, 255 p.
Isbn
9780739122174
Isbn Type
(cloth : alk. paper)
Lccn
2007043513
System control number
  • (OCoLC)180689971
  • (OCoLC)ocn180689971

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