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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Six years earlier a struggling slaveholder in Georgia looked over his books and declared it “ very doubtful whether I buy any men this winter ” because the price of slaves was so high . “ I had thought of buying several .
The re - emergence of paternalist thought was characterized by a theoretical acceptance of the free market economy , coupled with the principle that all property — whether land or factory -bestowed paternalistic authority .
But when I thought of slavery with its Democratic whips — its Republican chains — its evangelical blood - hounds , and its religious slave - holders — when I thought of all this paraphernalia of American Democracy and Religion behind me ...
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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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