The peculiar institution: slavery in the ante-bellum South

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Vintage Books, 1956 - History - 435 pages
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Mr. Stampp wants to show specifically what slavery was like, why it existed, and what it did to the American people.

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Review: The Peculiar Institution: Slavery in the Ante-Bellum South

User Review  - Robert Merriwether - Goodreads

Excellent book. Kenneth Stampp's, "The Peculiar Institution" is considered a classic work on slavery and it is well-deserving of its reputation. The breadth of scholarship is impressive; Mr. Stampp ... Read full review

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You do not understand slavery until you've read this book. Read full review

Contents

CHAPTER ONE
3
CHAPTER TWO
34
CHAPTER THREE
86
Copyright

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About the author (1956)

A native of Milwaukee, Kenneth Stampp received his Ph.D. from the University of Wisconsin in 1941 and then taught at the University of Arkansas and the University of Maryland. In 1945 he joined the faculty at the University of California at Berkeley, where he is currently Morrison Professor Emeritus of American History. Stampp has served as Harmsworth Professor at Oxford, Commonwealth Lecturer at the University of London, Fulbright Professor at the University of Munich, and visiting professor at Harvard University and Colgate University and Williams College. A past president of the Organization of American Historians, in 1993 he received the Lincoln Prize from the Lincoln and Soldiers Institute of Gettysburg College. Stampp touched off a revolution in the study of slavery with the publication of The Peculiar Institution (1956), which vigorously refutes the long-prevailing Dunning-Phillips interpretation and demolishes a host of myths about the master-slave relationship. His further works on the sectional conflict and its causes established him as a leading authority on that subject as well.