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The Resource University, court, and slave : pro-slavery thought in southern colleges and courts, and the coming of Civil War, Alfred L. Brophy

University, court, and slave : pro-slavery thought in southern colleges and courts, and the coming of Civil War, Alfred L. Brophy

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University, court, and slave : pro-slavery thought in southern colleges and courts, and the coming of Civil War
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University, court, and slave
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pro-slavery thought in southern colleges and courts, and the coming of Civil War
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Alfred L. Brophy
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eng
Summary
"This book reveals long-forgotten connections between pre-Civil War southern universities and slavery. Universities and their faculty owned people-sometimes dozens of people-and profited from their labor while many slaves endured physical abuse on campuses. The profits of enslaved labor helped pay for education, and faculty and students at times actively promoted the institution. They wrote about the history of slavery, argued for its central role in the southern economy, and developed a political theory that justified slavery. The university faculty spoke a common language of economic utility, history, and philosophy with those who made the laws for the southern states. Their extensive writing promoting slavery helps us understand how southern politicians and judges thought about the practice. As Alfred L. Brophy shows, southern universities fought the emancipation movement for economic reasons, but used history, philosophy, and law in an attempt to justify their position. The combination of economic reasoning and historical precedent helped shape a southern, proslavery jurisprudence. Bolstered by the courts, academics took their case to the southern public-and ultimately to the battlefield-to defend slavery. A path-breaking and deeply researched history of southern universities' investment in and defense of slavery, this book will fundamentally transform our understanding of the institutional foundations of pro-slavery thought." -- Book jacket and publisher's website
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Brophy, Alfred L
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illustrations
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
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  • Slavery
  • Jurisprudence
  • Universities and colleges
  • Southern States
  • Intellectual life
  • Jurisprudence
  • Slavery
  • Southern States
  • United States
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University, court, and slave : pro-slavery thought in southern colleges and courts, and the coming of Civil War, Alfred L. Brophy
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Includes bibliographical references (pages 297-361) and index
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volume
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rdacarrier
Content category
text
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rdacontent
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
xxvi, 373 pages
Isbn
9780199964239
Isbn Type
(hardcover : alk. paper)
Lccn
2016009495
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unmediated
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rdamedia
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YBP Library Services
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illustrations
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(OCoLC)943710234
Label
University, court, and slave : pro-slavery thought in southern colleges and courts, and the coming of Civil War, Alfred L. Brophy
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 297-361) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
xxvi, 373 pages
Isbn
9780199964239
Isbn Type
(hardcover : alk. paper)
Lccn
2016009495
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Note
YBP Library Services
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)943710234

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