Wednesday, March 13, 2013

Secular Anti-Slavery

Abolitionists, more often than not, preached less from the Bible on slavery than from the Declaration of Independence and the secular ideology of the Enlightenment.

Elizabeth Fox-Genovese and Eugene D. Genovese, The Mind of the Master Class, 499

I have never read more honest and even-handed historians of American slavery and the old South than the Genoveses. Must reading for anyone who wishes to discuss this topic.

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