Fanatical Schemes: Proslavery Rhetoric and the Tragedy of Consensus / Edition 2

Fanatical Schemes: Proslavery Rhetoric and the Tragedy of Consensus / Edition 2

by Patricia Roberts-Miller
     
 

Fanatical Schemes is a study of proslavery rhetoric in the 1830s.

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Fanatical Schemes is a study of proslavery rhetoric in the 1830s.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780817356538
Publisher:
University of Alabama Press
Publication date:
04/28/2010
Edition description:
1st Edition
Pages:
296
Product dimensions:
6.10(w) x 9.20(h) x 0.90(d)

Table of Contents

Introduction: "Industrious in scattering the seeds of insurrection" 1

1 "Slavery shall not be discussed": The Political Power of the Irrational Rhetor 18

2 "With firm, undaunted resolution": The Rhetoric of Doom 46

3 "A deep conviction, settled on every bosom": Alarmism, Conspiracy, and Unification 72

4 "For the sake of your wives, children and their posterity": Manly Politics 103

5 "Careless of the Consequences": Extended Defenses of Slavery 127

6 "Our laws to regulate slaves are entirely founded on terror": The Political Theory of Slave Codes 159

7 "The Sweet Waters of Concord and Union": Proslavery Rhetoric in a Deliberative Setting 187

Conclusion: "Any rational plan": The Responsibilities of Rhetoric 211

Notes 239

Works Cited 259

Index 275

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