Slavery, Capitalism, and Politics in the Antebellum Republic: Volume 1, Commerce and Compromise, 1820-1850 / Edition 1

Slavery, Capitalism, and Politics in the Antebellum Republic: Volume 1, Commerce and Compromise, 1820-1850 / Edition 1

by John Ashworth
     
 

View All Available Formats & Editions

ISBN-10: 0521479940

ISBN-13: 9780521479943

Pub. Date: 09/28/2004

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

This is the first of a two-volume treatment of slavery, capitalism and politics in the forty years before the Civil War. It is both a novel reinterpretation, from a Marxist perspective, of American political and economic development and a synthesis of existing scholarship on the economics of slavery, the origins of abolitionism, the proslavery argument and the second

Overview

This is the first of a two-volume treatment of slavery, capitalism and politics in the forty years before the Civil War. It is both a novel reinterpretation, from a Marxist perspective, of American political and economic development and a synthesis of existing scholarship on the economics of slavery, the origins of abolitionism, the proslavery argument and the second party system. With its sequel, this book will locate the political struggles of the antebellum period in the international context of the dismantling of unfree labor systems. It will also show that the Civil War should be seen as America's "bourgeois revolution."

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780521479943
Publisher:
Cambridge University Press
Publication date:
09/28/2004
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
536
Sales rank:
818,446
Product dimensions:
5.98(w) x 8.98(h) x 1.18(d)

Table of Contents

Context; 1. Slavery, Sectionalism and the Jeffersonian Tradition; 2. Free Labor, Slave Labor, Wage Labor; Part I. Slavery Versus Capitalism: 3. Abolitionism; 4. The Proslavery Argument: Dilemmas of the Master Class; Part II. the Second Party System: 5. Whigs and Democrats; 6. Slavery, Economics and Party Politics, 1836–1850; Conclusion: Part III. Economic Development, Class Conflict and american Politics, 1820–1850.

Customer Reviews

Average Review:

Write a Review

and post it to your social network

     

Most Helpful Customer Reviews

See all customer reviews >