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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Like most prosperous slaveholders , they were “ planter - businessmen ” who continued to expand their enterprises , reinvesting their profits to amass more land and still more slaves . The most common venture of the large slaveholders ...
John Hamilton of North Carolina invested his profits in a number of local businesses , ships , and several plantations . As it expanded , the trade became intensely competitive , with merchants recklessly overextending credit in an ...
Whatever the reason , he began to attend slave auctions regularly and watched more closely his annual profits . He complained that from his 1853 cotton crop he “ got 78 bales only . ” By 1858 , his slaves numbered eighty - four , and in ...
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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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