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Roll, Jordan, Roll: The World the Slaves Made
     

Roll, Jordan, Roll: The World the Slaves Made

by Eugene D. Genovese
 
A reevaluation of the master-slave relationship in American history.

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A reevaluation of the master-slave relationship in American history.

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Charles McGrath
....[R]eevaluates such stereotypes as the black Mammy and the black slave-driver and provides a brilliant analysis of the role of Christianity in slave culture. -- The New York Times Books of the Century
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"The most profound, learned, and detailed analysis of slavery to appear since World War II. It covers an incredible range of topics and offers fresh insights on  nearly every page. . . . Genovese's great gift is his ability to penetrate the minds of both slaves and masters, revealing not only how they viewed themselves and each other, but also how their contradictory perceptions interacted." —The New York Times Book Review

"Without modern peer as an historical narrative, as a sensitive functional analysis of a major region and period of American society in general, and the Afro-American community in particular." —The New Republic

"Altogether a first-class historical work, enhanced by a good, forthright style" —The New Yorker

"Genovese  has done more than any other American historian to life this tortured subject out of its culture-bound parochialism." —C. Vann Woodward, The New York Review of Books

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780394491318
Publisher:
Random House, Incorporated
Publication date:
01/28/1974
Pages:
823

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