Anti-Slavery and Northern Racism by Donald Livingston

Mon, 07 Jul 2014 14:06:15 +0000


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Donald Livingston

Donald Livingston is the founder of the Abbeville Institute and retired Professor of Philosophy at Emory University. He has been a National Endowment Independent Studies fellow and a fellow for the Institute of Advanced Studies in the humanities at the University of Edinburgh. His books include Hume's Philosophy of Common Life and Philosophical Melancholy and Delirium, Hume's Pathology of Philosophy.


  • scott Thompson says:

    how many northern slave ships were in business in the north in the 1840s and a decade prior, as spooner made his comments that he failed to look in into?

    • William Quinton Platt III says:

      The importation of slaves into the US was made illegal in 1808. Almost every major shipyard was in New England. That’s where the banks were located…no banker loans money to build a ship until the banker’s boatwrights are satisfied. The South (the malarial zone) was a slave colony for the King. If cotton had not become king, the South would have limped along on tobacco revenue. The Anaconda Plan was to place a naval blockade around the Confederacy…if the South had significant shipbuilding assets, only a fool would have recommended the Anaconda Plan to lincoln. Scott was not a fool…a naval blockade is a military substitute for tariffs.

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