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Smith, William. Lectures on the Philosophy and Practice of Slavery. Nashville, TN: Stevenson and Evans, 1856.
The book consists of thirteen lectures on the subject of slavery as was given to students of Moral Science in Randolph Macon College. The author expresses an anti-abolition sentiment and presents lectures on the various components of slavery. His main reason for agreeing with the institution is that is “a fundamental principle of the social state; and that domestic slavery, as an institution, is fully justified by the condition and circumstances…” of society (12). The book addresses the issues of slavery in the constitution, the government, the Bible, and the role of the oppressor.
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