The Ruling Race

The Ruling Race

by James Oakes

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The Ruling Race by James Oakes

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.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780307828132
Publisher: Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group
Publication date: 04/17/2013
Sold by: Random House
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 320
Sales rank: 1,186,631
File size: 2 MB

About the Author

JAMES OAKES is the author of several acclaimed books on slavery and the Civil War. His history of emancipation, Freedom National, won the Lincoln Prize and was longlisted for the National Book Award. He is Distinguished Professor of History and Graduate School Humanities Professor at the Graduate Center, CUNY.

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