A Defence of Virginia And Through Her, of the South, in Recent and Pending Contests Against the Sectional Party
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A Defence of Virginia And Through Her, of the South, in Recent and Pending Contests Against the Sectional Party

By Robert L. Dabney
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  • A DEFENCE OF VIRGINIA,
  • CONTENTS.
  • PREFACE.
  • 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.
  • Footnotes:
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