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A detailed study of American political consciousness in the colonial period and early years of the republic, this suggests that proslavery thought originated in conservative New England and was brought to the South by clergymen, where it was embraced and developed into full-blown ideology.
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Larry E. Tise, author or editor of several books on southern history, is director of the Benjamin Franklin Institute in Philadelphia.Review:
Historians generally associate proslavery thought and rhetoric with the Old South, seeing it as the response of self-interested planters to the threats of abolitionism . . . Through extensive research, Tise makes a compelling case that the proslavery arguments of the Old South were neither unique nor stated with greater conviction than in other parts of the nation. He finds the roots of proslavery thought among New England's Federalists and conservative ministers, men who feared slave rebellion and doubted the wisdom of the libertarian ideology of the American Revolution . . . A clearly written, closely argued thesis built on thorough use of primary sources.(Choice)
Tise here studies the 'proslavery ideology, a mode of thinking . . . and a system of symbols that expressed the social, cultural and moral values of a large portion of the American population' in the first half of the 19th century . . . Tise chronicles a constant stream of books, articles, pamphlets and sermons―his chapter on the growth of proslavery arguments by clergy, usually derived from narrow interpretations of Scripture, is illuminating―and builds to a remarkable and probably controversial exploration of the 'proslavery Republicanism,' which he sees as the full flowering of the conservative Federalist viewpoint that had only temporarily been defeated by America's founding fathers when they framed our Constitution.(Publishers Weekly)
Tise challenges everything that has long been held sacred by historians of the proslavery movement. Moreover, he offers us not simply a revisionist but a revolutionary thesis. He has severed proslavery from slavery and found its home in the very place where others had detected the origins of abolitionism. Most significantly, Tise has redefined proslavery thought(Kenneth S. Greenberg American Historical Review)
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