Robert Lewis Dabney (1820-1898) was a theologian, Southern Presbyterian pastor, Confederate States Army Chaplain, professor and architect. He was also Chief of Staff and biographer to Stonewall Jackson.
In this apologia, Dabney tells why he thinks abolition was nothing more than a type of unbelief–of man’s standing in judgment of God’s Word–and that such unbelief had been spread and growing since the Jacobinist French Revolution.
Chapter 1: Introductory
Chapter 2: The African Slave Trade
Chapter 3: Legal Status of Slavery in the United States
Chapter 4: History of Emancipation
Chapter 5: The Old Testament Argument
Chapter 6: The New Testament Argument
Chapter 7: The Ethical Argument
Chapter 8: Economical Effects of Slavery
Chapter 9: Conclusion
Bonus Essay included along with Index and Notes