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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CHAPTER
3
Slaveholders and Nonslaveholders
80
CHAPTER 4
212
EPILOGUE
232
NOTES
241
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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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