Item #15621 Deliver Us from Evil: The Slavery Question in the Old South. Lacy K. Ford.
Deliver Us from Evil: The Slavery Question in the Old South

Deliver Us from Evil: The Slavery Question in the Old South

Oxford & New York: Oxford University Press, Second Printing. Near Fine Hardcover in a Fine Dust Jacket.

The bindings are tight and square. Text clean, light dust-dulling on the top edge. Minimal shelf handling wear. 8vo; 9.5 inches tall; 673 pages with Chapter Notes, Bibliography and Index.


Near Fine / Fine. Item #15621
ISBN: 9780195118094

A major contribution to our understanding of slavery in the early republic, Deliver Us from Evil illuminates the white South's twisted and tortured efforts to justify slavery, focusing on the period from the drafting of the federal constitution in 1787 through the age of Jackson.

An ambitious, thought-provoking, and highly insightful book, Deliver Us from Evil makes an important contribution to the history of slavery in the United States, shedding needed light on the white South's early struggle to reconcile slavery with its Revolutionary heritage.

Drawing heavily on primary sources, including newspapers, government documents, legislative records, pamphlets, and speeches, Lacy K. Ford recaptures the varied and sometimes contradictory ideas and attitudes held by groups of white southerners as they tried to square slavery with their democratic ideals.

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