Slavery and Freedom: An Interpretation of the Old South

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W. W. Norton & Company, 1998 - History - 246 pages
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Historian James Oakes's pathbreaking interpretation of the slaveholding South demonstrates that slavery and freedom were not mutually exclusive but were intertwined in every dimension of life in the South, influencing relations between masters and slaves, slaveholders and non-slaveholders, and resulting in the rise of a racist ideology. ". . . a solidly researched, provocative account of the Old South that will make its readers think and rethink".--NEWSDAY.
  

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Review: Slavery and Freedom: An Interpretation of the Old South

User Review  - Neil - Goodreads

Read this in preparation for teaching To Kill A Mockingbird. Found it very informative on the weird dynamics that shaped Southern slaver society - not knowing much about the time period, the area or ... Read full review

Review: Slavery and Freedom: An Interpretation of the Old South

User Review  - Craig - Goodreads

Some thought-provoking interpretation on the connection between freedom and slavery in the south in the Antebellum years. The type of history book that gives you those 'aha' moments where you read ... Read full review

Contents

CHAPTER
3
Slaveholders and Nonslaveholders
80
CHAPTER 4
212
EPILOGUE
232
NOTES
241
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About the author (1998)

James Oakes is the author of several acclaimed books on slavery and the Civil War. His most recent book, Freedom National, won the Lincoln Prize and was a long-list selection for the National Book Award. He lives in New York City.

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