Gov Lecture 10_23_Notes

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Gov Lecture 10/23 16/02/2009 14:46:00 Slavery Defended I. The argument from scripture Early 1830s crucial turning point in history of slavery. Prior to many  southerners were almost embarrassed by the institution. They saw it as evil,  even as the perpetuated the institution. Many assumed it would be eliminated  eventually. Two events hardened the southern viewpoint. 1831 Naty Turner  led slave uprising. The wide spread development of abolitionism in the north.  Emergence of new attitude an aggressive defense of slavery which hadnt’  previously existed. A new defense as a positive good, and ideal form of  society, a superior political and moral arrangment.  Linkage of slavery with freedom: 606 Boone “anti-slavery agitiation has  produced…” As southerners moved from seeing slavery as a blemish to a benefit.  Southern slavery apologists more than any other group rejected the liberal  and puritan based sources of American political thought.  Arugments apologists of slavery made… I. Argument from Scripture Bible quoted over and over again. Defenders also used scritpure to support  art.  Old and new testament assumed slavery. Christ never disapproves of  slavery.  St. Paul, servants to be obedient to those who are your master.” St. Peter  “servants be subject to masters…not only to good and gentle master but also  to be bad.” II. The sociological Argument: Southern Society ideal form of social order: social stability everyone knew  proper place and rank. o
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This note was uploaded on 02/20/2009 for the course GOVT 3665 taught by Professor Kramnick, i during the Fall '08 term at Cornell.

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