- Title Pages
- Part One The Upper South's Travail
- Chapter One Owning Slaves, Disowning Slavery
- Chapter Two Rebellion and Reaction
- Part Two The Lower South's Embrace of Slavery
- Chapter Three Opening the Slave Trade
- Chapter Four Extending Slavery
- Part Three Paternalism Rising
- Chapter Five Paternalism Emerges
- Chapter Six Paternalism Contested
- Part Four Paternalism in Crisis
- Chapter Seven The Scare
- Chapter Eight Analyzing the Scare
- Chapter Nine Reacting to the Scare
- Part Five Words and Deeds
- Chapter Ten Discourses of Colonization
- Chapter Eleven Rumors and Insurrection
- Part Six The Upper South Responds
- Chapter Twelve The Upper South Debates Slavery and Colonization
- Chapter Thirteen Tennessee Debates Slavery
- Chapter Fourteen Ending Free Black Suffrage in North Carolina
- Part Seven The Lower South Responds
- Chapter Fifteen Reaction in the Lower South
- Chapter Sixteen Abolition Poison and Southern Antidotes
- Chapter Seventeen The Ideological Reconfiguration of Slavery in the Lower South
- (p.535) Conclusion
- Deliver Us from Evil
Lacy K. Ford, Jr.
- Oxford University Press
This chapter discusses the upper and lower South's respective answers to the slavery question, which lay in different ways of reconfiguring the institution. In the upper South, that reconfiguration was a demographic one. The idea of a demographic reconfiguration of slavery emphasized the gradual whitening of the region and depended heavily on continued lower South demand for slaves and an active internal slave trade. The lower South's reconfiguration was ideological in nature, and it revolved around the embrace of race as the chief justification for slavery, the acceptance of white egalitarianism as the ethos of the region's political culture, and the triumph of paternalism as the lower South's prevailing ideology of slaveholding.
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