Slavery and Freedom: An Interpretation of the Old South
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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Slavery and freedom: an interpretation of the Old SouthUser Review - Not Available - Book Verdict
Slavery and freedom must always be understood in context, and the appropriate context in the Old South was liberal capitalism, historian Oakes argues in five telescopic essays. Weaving an interpretive ... Read full review
LibraryThing ReviewUser Review - realsupergirl - LibraryThing
An excellent analysis of the culture and society of the Civil War era, and the influence it had on race and class in America today. Read full review