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The Ruling Race: A History of American Salveholders / Edition 1
     

The Ruling Race: A History of American Salveholders / Edition 1

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by James Oakes
 

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ISBN-10: 0393317056

ISBN-13: 9780393317053

Pub. Date: 01/28/1998

Publisher: Norton, W. W. & Company, Inc.

This pathbreaking social history of the slaveholding South marks a turn in our understanding of antebellum America and the coming of the Civil War. Oakes's bracing analysis breaks the myth that slaveholders were a paternalistic aristocracy dedicated to the values of honor, race, and section. Instead they emerge as having much in common with their

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This pathbreaking social history of the slaveholding South marks a turn in our understanding of antebellum America and the coming of the Civil War. Oakes's bracing analysis breaks the myth that slaveholders were a paternalistic aristocracy dedicated to the values of honor, race, and section. Instead they emerge as having much in common with their entrepreneurial counterparts in the North: they were committed to free-market commercialism and political democracy for white males. The Civil War was not an inevitable conflict between civilizations on different paths but the crack-up of a single system, the result of people and events.

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ISBN-13:
9780393317053
Publisher:
Norton, W. W. & Company, Inc.
Publication date:
01/28/1998
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
307
Product dimensions:
5.50(w) x 8.30(h) x 0.90(d)

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The Ruling Race: A History of American Salveholders 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 1 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
I really enjoyed his book and he is a very nice man.James oakes is a great author and very delightful!