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Slavery Attacked and Defended

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         Defended




James Henley Thornwell, Frederick Douglass, Lydia Maria Child
       Anti-Slavery/Abolitionism
•   Enlightenment and American Revolution
•   American Colonization Society
•   2d Great Awakening
•   Immediatism
•   David Walker’s Appeal
•   William Lloyd Garrison, Liberator
•   American Anti Slavery Society
•   American and Foreign Anti Slavery Society
•   Moral Suasion to Direct Action
        Free Soil/Free Labor
• Liberty Party—became Free Soil Party by
  1848
• “There are many who main impulse is to
  secure the new territories for free white
  labor.” N. Y. Tribune
• Slavery threatened free white labor,
  diminished the dignity of labor.
         Slavery Defended
• Ancient Example
• Biblical Precept
• Political Economy
         Political Economy
• Thomas Roderick Dew, An Essay in Favor
  of Slavery (1832)
• George Fitzhugh, Sociology of the South,
  or the Failure of Free Society (1854),
  Cannibals All, or Slaves without Masters
  (1857)
• Henry Hughes, A Treatise on Sociology:
  Theoretical and Practical (1854)
                    Biblical
• Thornton W. Stringfellow, Scriptural and
  Statistical Views in Favor of Slavery (1856)
• 1st. The sanction of the Almighty in the
  Patriarchal age.
• 2d. That it was incorporated into the only
  National Constitution which ever emanated from
  God.
• 3d. That its legality was recognized and its
  relative duties regulated, by Jesus Christ in his
  kingdom; and
• 4th. That it is full of mercy.
Ephesians and the Relative Duties
• 5:22 “Wives, submit yourselves unto your
  own husbands, as unto the Lord.”
• 6:1 “Children, obey your parents in the
  Lord, for this is right.”
• 6:5 “Servants, be obedient to them that
  are [your] masters according to the flesh,
  with fear and trembling, in singleness of
  your heart, as unto Christ.”
E. N. Elliott, Cotton is King (1860)
 Religious Debates/Schisms over
             Slavery
• Francis Wayland-Richard Fuller, 1845
• Old School-New School Schism (1837)
• Triennial Convention Schism (1844); SBC
  formed 1845
• Methodist General Conference Schism
  (1844); MEC,S founded in 1844.

				
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