The Ruling Race: A History of American Slaveholders
Knopf, 1982 - 307 halaman
This study analyzes the market economy of the South, the people and groups that constituted the class of slaveholders, and the paradox of a Southern ideology, rooted in the economy, that emphasized equality of opportunity, patriotism, democracy, and racis
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Alexander Stephens came as close as any slaveholding politician to articulating a racist defense of slavery . “ As a race , the African is inferior to the white man , ” he told the Virginia secession convention in 1861.
go out of not his first line of defense . For his argument to hold , his assumptions had to be racist , but his defense of slavery was primarily one of economics and property rights : he had bought his slaves and paid for them .
As a defense of slavery the argument certainly came to little , unless it was raised to a theoretical attack on free society in general , and even at that it was still not much of a defense of bondage . Few slaveholders took the ...
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Oakes provides ample evidence in the Chapter "Mater Class Pluralism" for the existence of a democratic and pluralistic tradition in the antebellum South. In Oakes' account, the antebellum South was ... Baca ulasan lengkap
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