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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era even the constitutions of Virginia and South Carolina became more democratic . In most southern states there was persistent debate over the replacement of appointed officials with popularly elected representatives .
Thus were the lessons of democracy and tyranny taught to the children of slaveholders from their earliest years . ... among slaveholders ; they tended therefore to put their faith in the most democratic branches of government .
What was doubly surprising to the English visitor was the fact that the Whig and Democratic newspapers were both strongly ... especially of the most unbridled democracy , and an earnest defense of the institution of slavery .
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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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