Liberty and Slavery: Southern Politics to 1860

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University of South Carolina Press, 2000 - History - 309 pages
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An exploration of the American South's paradoxical devotion to liberty and the practice of slavery. Cooper contends that southerners defined their notions of liberty in terms of its opposite - slavery. He assesses how abolitionism, in the eyes of white southerners, threatened the death of liberty.

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William J. Cooper, Jr., is Boyd Professor of History at Louisiana State University, where he has taught since 1968.

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