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The Unities of Mankind

Paul C. Gutjahr

in Charles Hodge

Published in print March 2011 | ISBN: 9780199740420
Published online May 2011 | e-ISBN: 9780199894703 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199740420.003.0051
The Unities of Mankind

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Chapter fifty-one examines Hodge’s growing animosity toward slavery. While his biblical position on slavery never changed, he became convinced during the Civil War that slavery as it was practiced in the South with its high racial component was a great evil. He stood against polygenism. Through a series of important Repertory articles on the War, Hodge showed his support for Lincoln’s Emancipation Proclamation, his complete commitment to monogenism and his aversion to England coming to the aid of the South.

Keywords: Charles Hodge; Civil War; slavery; Monogenism; Polygenism; Henry Halleck; George McClellan; Abraham Lincoln; England; James Laurence Cabell; species; Samuel George Morton; Crania Americana; Josiah Nott; Louis Agassiz; George Combe; Phrenology; Emancipation Proclamation

Chapter.  2722 words.  Illustrated.

Subjects: History of Christianity

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