The ruling race : a history of American slaveholders / by James Oakes.
By: Oakes, James.Material type: TextPublisher: London ; New York : W.W. Norton, 1998Description: xxv, 307 p. ; 21 cm.ISBN: 0393317056 (pbk.); 9780393317053 (pbk.).Subject(s): Slaveholders -- Southern States | Southern States -- Social conditions | Slavery -- Southern StatesDDC classification: 305.5/232/097509034 LOC classification: E441 | .O18 1998Other classification: HD 475
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Originally published: New York : Knopf, 1982.
Includes bibliographical references (p. 287-295) and index.
TABLE OF CONTENTS -- The colonial legacy -- Revolutionary slaveholders -- The market culture -- Master-class pluralism -- The slaveholders' pilgrimage -- The convenient sin -- Freedom and bondage -- Plantations, plebeians, and patricians -- Factories in the fields -- Masters of tradition -- The slaveholder's revolution -- Sample of slaveholders from the 1850 census.
"In this reexamination of the South's "peculiar institution," James Oakes breaks the myth that slaveholders were a paternalistic aristocracy and argues convincingly that they were acquisitive entrepreneurs who advocated political democracy - for whites only." -- Page 4 of cover.