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John C. Calhoun, "Slavery a Positive Good" (6/2/1837)
John C. Calhoun, "Slavery a Positive Good" (6/2/1837)
One of the first texts to advocate the benefits of slavery. How did Calhoun justify his argument?
Proslavery Literature
Proslavery Literature
Stories, articles, poems and sermons,mainly from the 1850s when the increasing sectional polarisation of American society led to a large number of staunchly proslavery texts being published.
The Pro-slavery response to Uncle Tom's Cabin
The Pro-slavery response to Uncle Tom's Cabin
A selection of the texts generated within the South in response to Uncle Tom's Cabin. How did these responses work and how did they justify slavery?