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Author Tallant, Harold D., 1956-

Title Evil Necessity : Slavery and Political Culture in Antebellum Kentucky.

Published Lexington : The University Press of Kentucky, 2003.


Location Call No. Status
Physical description 1 online resource (322 pages)
Series Books at JSTOR Evidence Based Acquisitions
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index.
Contents Title; Copyright; Contents; Preface; 1 The Necessary Evil; 2 The Colonizationist Imperative; 3 The Dilemma of Conservative Reform; 4 The Limits of Political Action; 5 The Crisis at the Door; 6 The Crossroads; 7 The Quest for Righteousness; 8 The Relevance and Irrelevance of John G. Fee; Notes; Bibliography; Index; A; B; C; D; E; F; G; H; I; J; K; L; M; N; O; P; Q; R; S; T; U; V; W; Y.
Summary In Kentucky, the slavery debate raged for thirty years before the Civil War began. While whites in the lower South argued that slavery was good for master and slave, many white Kentuckians maintained that because of racial prejudice, public safety, and property rights, slavery was necessary but undeniably evil. Harold D. Tallant shows how this view bespoke a real ambivalence about the desirability of continuing slavery in Kentucky and permitted an active abolitionist movement in the state to exist alongside contented slaveholders. Though many Kentuckians were increasingly willing to defend sla.
Other author JSTOR issuing body.
Subject Slavery -- Kentucky.
Political culture -- Kentucky.
Kentucky -- Politics and government -- 1792-1865.
Electronic books.
Electronic books.
ISBN 9780813149561 (electronic bk.)
0813149568 (electronic bk.)
081312252X (alk. paper)
9780813122526 (alk. paper)