Monroe's handling of the Missouri Crisis was not merely an articulation of a politics "above" parties; his studied pragmatism also reflected a deep strategic understanding of the consequences that would be wrought if a party schism pitting slaveholding against nonslaveholding
states emerged from an unsatisfactory settlement of the standoff.
278) All but one of the affirmative votes came from nonslaveholding
local jurisdictions, and seventy-five percent of the negative votes came from slaveholding counterparts.
While Martha's training in a slaveholding family might have been enough to make comparisons between herself and a slave unthinkable, she was nonetheless a girl in a foreign, nonslaveholding
country--one that was seized with ideas of liberty and where Sally was legally free.
Abolitionists had already discovered that they could reconceptualize the information from such ads so that they functioned no longer as respectable, conventional notices of slaveholders seeking lost property, addressing other likeminded readers, or, if brought to a nonslaveholding
readership, as exotic or troubling announcements, news from some other world.
Thus, in the former nonslaveholding
states, support for school integration in the early postbellum period was confined to New England and the upper Midwest, as well as cities and towns in the lower North states, such as Cleveland and Chicago, where schools had long been integrated notwithstanding state laws permitting segregation" (Retrieved September 15, 2006 from Westlaw; Hager, 1957, 60).
farmers and craftsmen had self-interested reasons for supporting the Confederacy.
various definitions of the yeomanry have been presented over the years, ranging from nonslaveholding
farmers to small slaveholding ones.
Abolitionists argued that the slave system degraded nonslaveholding
whites by impairing their ability to find work at livable wages.
She follows the discussion of these nineteenth-century proslavery novels with their historical context in a chapter titled "The Background that Belies the Myth: The Historical Record that Helps Explain the Preponderance of Nonslaveholding
Proslavery Women Authors.
The idea that slavery was "inherently and ineluctably immoral" took hold in Europe and America in the mid-eighteenth century, Gordon observes, adding: "At least it did among the nonslaveholding
parts of society, for economic self-interest is always a severe impediment to clear thinking on the moral and political aspects of an issue.
This subregion of the South contained a nonslaveholding
majority and a low black population density.
Slavery was more than a labor system exploiting slave labor; it was supported by a network of laws that deprived nonslaveholding
southern whites of the power to challenge it.