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Deliver Us from EvilThe Slavery Question in the Old South$
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Lacy K. Ford,

Print publication date: 2009

Print ISBN-13: 9780195118094

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: September 2009

DOI: 10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195118094.001.0001

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Extending Slavery

Extending Slavery

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(p.112) Chapter Four Extending Slavery
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Deliver Us from Evil
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Lacy K. Ford, Jr.

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Oxford University Press
DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195118094.003.0005

This chapter explores the anxieties generated in the region by South Carolina's decision to reopen the foreign slave trade, the rapid expansion of slavery into the Old Southwest, and the German Coast slave insurrection in Louisiana in 1811. It briefly examines the resistance fomented by a coalition of the British, enslaved blacks, and native Americans during the War of 1812, and Andrew Jackson's concomitant rise as the champion of whites who wanted safe access to land, slaves, and cotton profits.

Keywords:   Louisiana, South Carolina, slavery, insurrection, Andrew Jackson

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