Slavery and Silence

Slavery and Silence

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In the thirty-five years before the Civil War, it became increasingly difficult for Americans outside the world of politics to have frank and open discussions about the institution of slavery, as divisive sectionalism and heated ideological rhetoric circumscribed public debate. To talk about slavery was to explore—or deny—its obvious shortcomings, its inhumanity, its contradictions. To celebrate it required explaining away the nation's proclaimed belief in equality… (more)


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Publisher: University of Pennsylvania Press (June 30, 2017)

Format: EPUB

Page count: 304 pages

File size: 6 MB

Protection: Watermark

Language: English


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