An incomparably rich source of period information, the second volume of The Southern Debate over Slavery offers a representative and extraordinary sampling of the thousands of petitions about issues of race and slavery that southerners submitted to county courts between the American Revolution and Civil War. These petitions, filed by slaveholders and nonslaveholders, slaves and free blacks, women and men, abolitionists and staunch defenders of slavery, constitute a uniquely important primary source. The collection records with great immediacy and minute detail the dynamics and legal restrictions that shaped southern society.
Series: Southern Debate Over Slavery
Hardcover: 424 pages
Publisher: University of Illinois Press (January 10, 2008)
Product Dimensions: 6 x 1.3 x 9.2 inches
Shipping Weight: 1.6 pounds