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The final explosive tipping point, not surprisingly, came over the issue of whether or not slaveholders could serve as missionaries.
His slaveholder, Joseph Travis, trusted him and even told him that he was intelligent and unfit to be enslaved.
Specifically, this article focuses on manumission from the perspectives of slaveholders and of the women whom they held in bondage.
The degree of sinfulness that adhered to any one slaveholder depended on the laws of their society and upon the degree of moral progress that their society had attained.
But here, slaveholders were confronted by the ambiguities of the confused situation following the American Revolution.
At another point, Perry refers to the 1688 Quaker antislavery statement as coming out of Philadelphia (which it did) but then goes on to imply that the Philadelphia Yearly Meeting banned slaveholding in 1754, when, in fact, though it condemned it in 1754, it did not agree to sanction members until four years later and did not formally disown slaveholders until 1776.
Southern Stories is a collection of previously published essays and articles by Drew Gilpin Faust that, now drawn together in one volume, provides a revealing glimpse into the mind of southern slaveholders during their great crisis in the mid-nineteenth century.
the slaveholder who went to the West Indies before his rise to fortune in the Old South--Guterl shows convincingly how the cosmopolitan dimension of the southern master class should prompt us to go well beyond old-fashioned studies of national histories of slavery, and to focus, instead, in classic 'transnational' fashion, on what he calls the '"hemispheric engagements' that shaped southern slaveholding" (7).
If you ask an African American where they got their last name from, and if she's heard tales, she will not mention a onetime slaveholder but a slaveholding ancestor.
They label Lucinda as a slaveholder due to the familiar, a posthuman computer science professor, she accesses in her work suit.
Practically every slaveholder sought to tap that opportunity, whatever the actual rate of profit and whatever the special advantages accruing to the planter class; and even if that opportunity was declining in the 1850s it remained remarkably broad.
Jefferson, for instance, comes across as blood-thirsty in his support for revolutionary France, out of touch with America's future, and a vicious slaveholder who fathered a child with Sally Hemings, a Jefferson slave.