Society and Culture in the Slave South
Edited by J. William Harris
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Society and Culture in the Slave South by J. William Harris
Book DescriptionCombining established work with that of recent provocative scholarship on the antebellum South, this collection of essays puts students in touch with some of the central debates in this dynamic field. It includes substantial excerpts from the work of Eugene Genovese and Elizabeth Fox-Genovese, who lay out the influential interpretation of the South as a 'paternalistic' society and culture, and contributions from more recent scholars who provide dissenting or alternative interpretations of the relations between masters and slaves and men and women. The essays draw on a wide range of disciplines, including economics, psychology and anthropology to investigate the nature of plantation and family life in the South. Explanatory notes guide the reader through each essay and the Editor's introduction places the work in its historiographical context.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780415070546
(216mm x 138mm x 19mm)
Publisher: Taylor & Francis Ltd
Publish Date: 3-Dec-1992
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
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Combining established work with that of recent provocative scholarship on the antebellum South, this collection of essays puts students in touch with some of the central debates in this field. Essays by Bertram Wyatt-Brown, Sterling Stuckey and Robert William Fogel are included.
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