An Old Creed for the New South: Proslavery Ideology and - download pdf or read online

By John David Smith

ISBN-10: 0809328445

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An outdated Creed for the hot South: Proslavery Ideology and Historiography, 1865–1918 information the slavery debate from the Civil warfare via global struggle I. Award-winning historian John David Smith argues that African American slavery remained a salient metaphor for the way american citizens interpreted modern race family members many years after the Civil War.Smith attracts largely on postwar articles, books, diaries, manuscripts, newspapers, and speeches to counter the assumption that debates over slavery ended with emancipation. After the Civil conflict, american citizens in either the North and the South endured to discuss slavery’s advantages as a exertions, criminal, and academic process and as a style of racial regulate. The examine information how white Southerners persevered to tout slavery as helpful for either races lengthy after accomplice defeat. in the course of Reconstruction and after Redemption, Southerners persevered to refine proslavery principles whereas subjecting blacks to new criminal, extralegal, and social controls.An outdated Creed for the hot South links pre– and post–Civil struggle racial proposal, exhibiting historic continuity, and treats the Black Codes and the Jim Crow legislation in new methods, connecting those very important racial and criminal subject matters to highbrow and social heritage. even supposing many blacks and a few whites denounced slavery because the resource of the modern “Negro problem,” such a lot whites, together with past due nineteenth-century historians, championed a “new” proslavery argument. The learn additionally lines how historian Ulrich B. Phillips and revolutionary period students checked out slavery as a golden age of yankee race kin and exhibits how a large diversity of African american citizens, together with Booker T. Washington and W. E. B. Du Bois, spoke back to the proslavery argument. Such rules, Smith posits, supplied a robust racial creed for the hot South.This exam of black slavery within the American public mind—which contains the arguments of former slaves, slaveholders, Freedmen's Bureau brokers, novelists, and essayists—demonstrates that proslavery ideology ruled racial suggestion between white southerners, and so much white northerners, within the 5 a long time following the Civil War.   

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Louis Republic, October 14, 1915; "Black Mammy," Christian Science Monitor, October 21, 1918. These newspaper clippings, as well as those cited in the following two notes, are located in the Slavery and Race Problem Files, Tuskegee Institute. 8. " Palatka (FL) Advocate, October 2, 1915; untitled article in Columbia (SC) State, April 27, 1915; "Devoted Ex-Slave Dies at Selma," Montgomery Advertiser, November 18, 1913; " 'Auntie' Gibbs, Aged 137, Dies in Memphis," New York Globe, October 8, 1915; "Negro Body Servant of Southern Soldier Dies," Montgomery Advertiser,August 15, 1915; "Negro Confederate Buried with Honors," Atlanta Constitution, October 19, 1915.

The National Anti-Slavery Standard, for example, published a column, "Pro-Slavery," well after Appomattox. " See vol. 26, December 30, 1865, p. I. 15. Rabie, "Bourbonism, Reconstruction, and the Persistence of Southern Distinctiveness," Civil War History, 29 (June, 1983): 138, 139. 16. , Essays in Southern History (Chapel Hill, 1949), 135. 17. Rabie, "Bourbonism, Reconstruction, and the Persistence of Southern Distinctiveness," 140. 18. My use of the term historians is deliberately broad. It encompasses those writers who identified slavery as a topic of historic significance.

7. V. , May 13, 1915; "South Still Honors 'Old-Time' Negro," Philadelphia Public Ledger, May 2, 1915; "To Erect Monument for Negro 'Mammies,' " Afro-American Ledger, June 15,1915;" 'Black Mammy' Day Observed," St. Louis Republic, October 14, 1915; "Black Mammy," Christian Science Monitor, October 21, 1918. These newspaper clippings, as well as those cited in the following two notes, are located in the Slavery and Race Problem Files, Tuskegee Institute. 8. " Palatka (FL) Advocate, October 2, 1915; untitled article in Columbia (SC) State, April 27, 1915; "Devoted Ex-Slave Dies at Selma," Montgomery Advertiser, November 18, 1913; " 'Auntie' Gibbs, Aged 137, Dies in Memphis," New York Globe, October 8, 1915; "Negro Body Servant of Southern Soldier Dies," Montgomery Advertiser,August 15, 1915; "Negro Confederate Buried with Honors," Atlanta Constitution, October 19, 1915.

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