Read e-book online Freedom in a Slave Society: Stories from the Antebellum PDF

By Johanna Nicol Shields

ISBN-10: 1107013372

ISBN-13: 9781107013377

ISBN-10: 1107670659

ISBN-13: 9781107670655

ahead of the Civil struggle, such a lot Southern white humans have been as strongly devoted to freedom for his or her sort as to slavery for African american citizens. This examine perspectives that tragic truth throughout the lens of 8 authors - representatives of a South that appeared, to them, destined for greatness yet used to be, we all know, on the point of destruction. really capable and impressive, those women and men received reputation one of the knowledgeable center periods within the Southwest, South and the state, even amid sectional tensions. even if they typically defined liberty within the summary, extra frequently those authors mentioned its functional value: what it intended for individuals to make life's very important offerings freely and to be accountable for the implications. They publicly insisted that freedom prompted growth, yet hidden doubts clouded this positive imaginative and prescient. finally, their organization with the oppression of slavery dimmed their hopes for human development, and worry distorted their responses to the sectional crisis.

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