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The Resource Balancing evils judiciously : the proslavery writings of Zephaniah Kingsley, edited and annotated by Daniel W. Stowell ; foreword by Eugene D. Genovese

Balancing evils judiciously : the proslavery writings of Zephaniah Kingsley, edited and annotated by Daniel W. Stowell ; foreword by Eugene D. Genovese

Label
Balancing evils judiciously : the proslavery writings of Zephaniah Kingsley
Title
Balancing evils judiciously
Title remainder
the proslavery writings of Zephaniah Kingsley
Statement of responsibility
edited and annotated by Daniel W. Stowell ; foreword by Eugene D. Genovese
Creator
Contributor
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
  • For the first time, all the proslavery -- but also pro-black -- writings of Zephaniah Kingsley (1765-1843) appear together in one volume. Kingsley was a slave trader and the owner of a large plantation near Jacksonville in what was then Spanish East Florida. He married one of his slaves and had children with several others
  • While Kingsley eventually emancipated all of his children and their mothers, he became alarmed at the deteriorating status of free blacks after Florida became a territory in 1821. His unusual protest of their treatment, "A Treatise on the Patriarchal System of Society, " called for a three-caste society that separated race and class. He envisioned a buffer caste of free people of color between whites and enslaved blacks, but united with whites by economic interests. The treatise simultaneously upheld the legitimacy and necessity of slavery yet assaulted the white southern premise of abject black inferiority
  • Daniel Stowell carefully assembles all of Kingsley's writings on race and slavery to illuminate the evolution of his thought. The intriguing hybrid text of the four editions of the treatise clearly identifies both subtle and substantial differences among the editions. Other extensively annotated documents show how Kingsley's interracial family and his experiences in various slaveholding societies in the Caribbean and South America influenced his thinking on race, class, and slavery
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DLC
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1765-1843
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Kingsley, Z.
Government publication
government publication of a state province territory dependency etc
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
Index
index present
LC call number
E445.F6
LC item number
K56 2000
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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Stowell, Daniel W
Series statement
Florida history and culture series
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  • Kingsley, Z.
  • Slavery
  • Slavery
  • Florida
  • Florida
  • Social classes
  • Slavery
Label
Balancing evils judiciously : the proslavery writings of Zephaniah Kingsley, edited and annotated by Daniel W. Stowell ; foreword by Eugene D. Genovese
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Manumission of Anna (1811) -- Address to the legislative Council of Florida (c. 1826) -- Letter to the editor of the East Florida Herald (1826) -- A treatise on the patriarchal, or co-operative system of society (1828-34) -- Circular in the Working man's advocate (New York, 1831) -- Memorial to Congress by citizens of the territory of Florida (1833) -- Letters on Haiti (1835, 1838) -- L. Maria Child, letter from New York (1842) -- Last will and testament (1843)
Control code
41224062
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xviii, 127 pages
Isbn
9780813017334
Isbn Type
(cloth)
Lccn
99028868
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations, maps
Label
Balancing evils judiciously : the proslavery writings of Zephaniah Kingsley, edited and annotated by Daniel W. Stowell ; foreword by Eugene D. Genovese
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Manumission of Anna (1811) -- Address to the legislative Council of Florida (c. 1826) -- Letter to the editor of the East Florida Herald (1826) -- A treatise on the patriarchal, or co-operative system of society (1828-34) -- Circular in the Working man's advocate (New York, 1831) -- Memorial to Congress by citizens of the territory of Florida (1833) -- Letters on Haiti (1835, 1838) -- L. Maria Child, letter from New York (1842) -- Last will and testament (1843)
Control code
41224062
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xviii, 127 pages
Isbn
9780813017334
Isbn Type
(cloth)
Lccn
99028868
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations, maps

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