Campus Only Senior Thesis
Bachelor of Arts
© 2013 Peri Tenebaum
An exploration of self-deception in proslavery arguments in the antebellum South. This work explores how proslavery theorists were able to support slavery despite overwhelming evidence that slavery was immoral. By using non-intentional self-deception, slavery supporters tested their hypothesis that slavery was good in a motivationally biased manner that aligned with their interests and desires.
Tenenbaum, Peri, "Justifying Slavery: An Exlopration of Self-Deception Mechanisms in Proslavery Argument in the Antebellum South" (2013). Scripps Senior Theses. 265.
This thesis is restricted to the Claremont Colleges current faculty, students, and staff.