Ideological Pro-Slavery Literature

Ideological Pro-Slavery Literature

Non-Fiction, Ideological Defenses of Slavery

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Slavery indispensable to the civilization of Africa
– Samuel McKenney, 1855

Sociology for the South; or, The failure of free society
– George Fitzhugh, 1854

Cannibals all! or, slaves without masters
– George Fitzhugh, 1857

Slavery and the Remedy; or Principles
and Suggestions for a Remedial Code
– Samuel Nott, 1859

Southern slavery considered on general principles,
or, A grapple with abstractionists.
by North Carolinian, 1861

Occasional Discourse on the Nigger Question
– Thomas Carlyle, 1853

African servitude: when, why, and by whom instituted:
by whom, and how long, shall it be maintained?
– Andrew White, 1860

Our Nation
– Lucy D. White, 1860

The Right of American Slavery
– T.W. Hoit, 1860

The pro-slavery argument; as maintained by the
most distinguished writers of the southern states
– James Henry Hammond, 1853

Negroes and Negro “slavery:” the first an
inferior race; the latter its normal condition
– Dr. John H. Van Evrie, 1861.

Subgenation: the theory of the normal relation
of the races; an answer to “Miscegenation.”
– Dr. John H. Van Evrie, 1864

The Dred Scott Decision
– Dr. John H. Van Evrie, 1863.

Free Negroism
– John H. Van Evrie, 1862

A history and defense of African slavery
– William Trotter, 1861

Southern institutes; or, An inquiry into the origin
and early prevalence of slavery and the slave-trade
– George Sawyer, 1858

The progress and intelligence of Americans
– M.T. Wheat, 1862

An essay on liberty and slavery
– Albert Bledsoe, 1856

The Slavery Question
– William Buck, 1849

The epidemic of the nineteenth century
– Ebenezer Boyden, 1860

Cotton is King, and Pro-slavery Arguments
– James Henry Hammond, 1860

A defence of Virginia
– Robert Dabney, 1867

Negro Slavery, No Evil
– B.F. Stringfellow, 1854

American society for promoting nation unity
– Unknown, 1861

The lost principle; or, The sectional
equilibrium: how it was created, how
destroyed, how it may be restored
– John Scott, 1860

White supremacy and Negro subordination; or,
Negroes a subordinate race, and (so-called)
slavery its normal condition
– John H. Van Evrie, 1870

Pictures of slavery and anti-slavery
– John Bell Robinson, 1863

American slavery distinguished from the slavery of
English theorists, and justified by the law of nature
– Rev. Samuel Seabury, 1861

The laws of race, as connected with slavery
– George Fisher, 1860

A brief and candid answer
– John Saffin, 1701

On the Negro’s place in nature
– James Hunt, 1863

Studies on slavery
– John Fletcher, 1852

An inquiry into the law of Negro slavery
in the United States of America
– Thomas Cobb, 1858

Slavery in the southern states
– Edward Pringle, 1852

Washington, Our Example: The Father
of a Nation Will Restore it to Peace
– L.C. Searle, 1865

Negro-mania: being an examination of the falsely
assumed equality of the various races of men
– John Campbell, 1851

The political economy of slavery
– Edmund Ruffin, 1857

Cotton is King
– David Christy, 1856

Cause and contrast: an essay
on the American crisis
T.W. MacMahon, 1862

The State of the Country
– J.H. Thornwell, 1860

Slavery and abolitionism:
as viewed by a Georgia slave
– Harrison Berry, 1861

An appeal to the people of the northern and
eastern states, on the subject of negro slavery
– Whitemarsh Seabrook, 1834

A view of slavery, moral and political
– Alexander Sims, 1834

Memoir of slavery
– William Harper, 1838

Treatise on sociology, theoretical and practical
– Henry Hughes, 1854

Slavery: a treatise, showing that slavery is
neither a moral, political, nor social evil
– P.H. Mell, 1844

A defence of Negro slavery, as
it exists in the United States
– Matthew Estes, 1846

An essay on slavery
– Thomas R. Dew, 1849

The rightful remedy
– Edward Bryan, 1850

The Union, past and future:
how it works, and how to save it
– R.H. Garnett, 1850

A common-sense, matter-of-fact examination and
discussion of negro slavery in the United States of America
– Peter G. Camden, 1855

African slavery in America.
– C. J. Ingersoll, 1856

The Southern States
– J.D.B. De Bow, 1856

The interest in slavery of the
southern non-slaveholder
– J.D.B De Bow, 1860

Modern reform examined or, The union of
North and South on the subject of slavery
– Joseph C. Stiles, 1857

The maniacs; or, Fantasia of Bos Bibens,
– Unknown, 1824

A Treatise on the Patriarchal Slave System
– Zephaniah Kingsley, 1833

Dissolution of the union
– Nathan, Farrar, 1860

The governing race
– Unknown, 1860

The relation between
the races at the South
– James Warley Miles, 1861

Our country and slavery
– James Preston Fugitt, 1861

Providential aspect and salutary
tendency of the existing crisis
– Isaac Bridge, 1861

A peaceful and permanent settlement
of the slavery question
– Emma Willard, 1862

The second war of
independence in America
– E. M. Hudson, 1863

The institution of slavery in the Southern
States: religiously and morally considered
in connection with our sectional troubles
– Bryan Tyson, 1863

An argument on the ethical position
of slavery in the social system
– Samuel Morse, 1863

The Slavery quarrel
– Unknown, 1863

Petition and memorial of David Quinn:
asking for the re-establishment of
Negro slavery in the United States
– David Quinn, 1866

Instincts of races
– J.C. Nott, 1866

No-history versus no-war
– Eli Robinson McCall, 1886

Notes on the origin and necessity of slavery
– Edward Brown, 1826

Natural history of the negro race
– J.H. Guenebault, 1837

A concise view of the critical situation,
and future prospects of the slave-holding states
– Whitemarsh Seabrook, 1825

Economical causes of
slavery in the United States
– Henry Middleton, 1857

A report and treatise on slavery
and the slavery agitation
– John Brown, 1857

The foreign slave trade, the source of
political power, of material progress,
of social integrity, and of social
emancipation to the South.
– L. W. Spratt, 1858

Social relations in our southern states
– Daniel Hundley, 1860

Elements of Moral Science (Chapter 10)
– P.R. Leatherman, 1860

Elements of moral philosophy
– R.H. Rivers, 1859

Personal slavery established by the
suffrages of custom and right reason
– Unknown, 1773

An Apology for Negro Slavery or the West India
Planters vindicated from the charge of inhumanity
– Gordon Turnbull, 1786

A Practical View of the Present
State of Slavery in the West Indies
– Alexander Barclay, 1827

Two Discourses Concerning the Affairs of Scotland
– Andrew Fletcher, 1698 (Second Discourse)

The African Trade, the Great Pillar and Support
of the British Plantation Trade in America
– Malachy Postlethwayt, 1745

The Constitutionalist Or, An Enquiry how far it is Expedient
and Proper to Alter the Constitution of South-Carolina
– Timothy Ford, 1794

Slavery defended: the views of the old South
– Eric McKitrick, 1963

A Plain Man’s Thoughts on
the present Price of Sugar
– James Tobin, 1792

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