A Defence of Virginia And Through Her, of the South, in Recent and Pending Contests Against the Sectional Party
A DEFENCE OF VIRGINIA,
CHAPTER I. INTRODUCTORY.
CHAPTER II. THE AFRICAN SLAVE TRADE.
CHAPTER III. LEGAL STATUS OF SLAVERY IN THE UNITED STATES.
CHAPTER IV. HISTORY OF EMANCIPATION.
CHAPTER V. THE OLD TESTAMENT ARGUMENT.
§ 2. The Curse upon Canaan.
§ 3. Abraham a Slaveholder.
§ 4. Hagar remanded to Slavery by God.
§ 5. Slavery in the Laws of Moses.
§ 6. Slavery in the Decalogue.
§ 7. Objections to the Old Testament Argument.
CHAPTER VI. THE NEW TESTAMENT ARGUMENT.
§ 1. Definition of Δουλος.
§ 2. Slavery often mentioned; yet not condemned.
§ 3. Christ applauds a Slaveholder.
§ 4. The Apostles separate Slavery and its Abuses.
§ 5. Slavery no Essential Religious Evil.
§ 6. Slaveholders fully Admitted to Church-membership.
§ 7. Relative Duties of Masters and Slaves recognized.
§ 8. Philemon and Onesimus.
§ 8. St. Paul reprobates Abolitionists.
§ 9. The Golden Rule Compatible with Slavery.
§ 10. Was Christ Afraid to Condemn Slavery?
CHAPTER VII. THE ETHICAL ARGUMENT.
§ 2. Misrepresentations Cleared.
§ 3. The Rights of Man and Slavery.
§ 4. Abolitionism is Jacobinism.
§ 5. Labour of another may be Property.
§ 6. The Slave Received due Wages.
§ 7. Effects of Slavery on Moral Character.
§ 8. Slavery and the African Slave Trade.
§ 9. The Morality of Slavery Vindicated by its Results.
CHAPTER VIII. ECONOMICAL EFFECTS OF SLAVERY.
§ 1. Slavery and Republican Government.
§ 2. Slavery and Malthusianism.
§ 3. Comparative productiveness of Slave Labour.
§ 4. Effects of Slavery in the South, compared with those of Free Labour in the North.
§ 5. Effects of Slavery on Population, Disease, and Crime.
CHAPTER IX. CONCLUSION.
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