The Counterrevolution of Slavery: Politics and Ideology in Antebellum South Carolina

Submitted by FHMaster on Mon, 01/09/2017 - 19:13

"In this comprehensive analysis of politics and ideology in antebellum South Carolina, Manisha Sinha offers a provocative new look at the roots of southern separatism and the causes of the Civil War. Challenging works that portray secession as a fight for white liberty, she argues instead that it was a conservative, antidemocratic movement to protect and perpetuate racial slavery.