Category:Cultural Sectionalism
Author: George Fitzhugh (probably a Southerner)
Purpose: +to convince the north and the abolitionist that slavery wasn't cruel
+to show the positives of slavery (masters and slaves)
Pro/Con: Pro-Slavery
Prior Knowledge:
-there was sectionalism in literature
-different from Uncle Tom's Cabin, this literature portrayed Southern literature
-such literature used to hide the truth and promote slavery
Audience: Northerners, abolitionists, slaves
Reason: Due to the rise of abolitionist and Republican powers in the government, this book used to highlight the counter-arguments
Counter Argument: extreme cruelty in many southern states