Liberty and Slavery (Paperback)
Southern Politics to 1860
University of South Carolina Press, 9781570033872, 324pp.
Publication Date: October 5, 2000
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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.