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DeConde, Alexander (1966) The Quasi-War: The Politics and Diplomacy of the Undeclared War with France, 1797–1801. New York: Charles Scribner’s & Sons. Deyle, Steven (1992) “The Irony of Liberty: Origins of the Domestic Slave Trade,” Journal of the Early Republic 12 (1): 37–62. Egerton, Douglas R. (1997) “Averting a Crisis: The Proslavery Critique of the American Colonization Society,” Civil War History 43: 142–56. Egerton, Douglas R. (1999) He Shall Go Out Free: The Lives of Denmark Vesey. : Madison House.
Perhaps as few as 5 percent of upper South sales resulted from the death of an owner or a public sale for debt. Instead, savvy planters sold surplus humans during boom times, when they knew labor prices would be high. Most masters, unlike those pictured in antebellum novels, were not in the clutches of cruel traders. They were simply greedy. The larger importance of this trade was not merely the forced migration of “twothirds of a million people,” a ﬁgure that does not include the even larger number of bondpeople who were sold locally, from neighbor to neighbor, or the destruction of countless black families and communities.
In short, modern attempts to identify the single greatest cause of nulliﬁcation are probably doomed to failure. Since the Missouri debates, states’ rights advocates fretted about northern antislavery, just as hardpressed upcountry yeomen complained about the impact of tariff laws passed for the beneﬁt of free state industrialists. The memory of Denmark Vesey haunted lowcountry planters and Charleston residents, most of whom already feared the capitalist market revolution implicit in federally supported internal improvements and national banking systems.