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Slavery : a problem in American institutional and intellectual life / Stanley M. Elkins.

By: Elkins, Stanley M.
Material type: TextTextPublisher: Chicago : University of Chicago Press, 1976Edition: 3d ed., rev.Description: viii, 320 p. ; 21 cm.ISBN: 0226204766; 9780226204765; 0226204774 (pbk.); 9780226204772 (pbk.).Subject(s): Slavery -- United States | Slaves -- United States -- Social conditionsDDC classification: 301.44/93/0973 Other classification: HD 219 | MS 1660 | NP 6020
Contents:
An introduction : slavery as a problem in historiography ; Old debate ; Problem of new viewpoints -- Institutions and the law of slavery ; Institutional breakdown in an age of expansion ; Dynamics of unopposed capitalism ; Slavery i capitalist and non-capitalist cultures -- Slavery and personality ; Personality types and stereotypes ; African culture argument ; Shock and detachment ; Adjustment to absolute power in the concentration camp ; Three theories of personality ; Mechanisms of resistance to absolute power -- Slavery and the intellectual ; Institutions and insights ; Intellectuals without responsibility ; Sin, guilty innocence, and reform ; Transcendentalist as abolitionist ; Choices ; Postscripts : slavery, consensus, and the southern intellect.
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Book University of Texas At Tyler
Stacks - 3rd Floor
E441 .E44 1976 (Browse shelf) Available 0000001650050

Includes bibliographical references and index.

An introduction : slavery as a problem in historiography ; Old debate ; Problem of new viewpoints -- Institutions and the law of slavery ; Institutional breakdown in an age of expansion ; Dynamics of unopposed capitalism ; Slavery i capitalist and non-capitalist cultures -- Slavery and personality ; Personality types and stereotypes ; African culture argument ; Shock and detachment ; Adjustment to absolute power in the concentration camp ; Three theories of personality ; Mechanisms of resistance to absolute power -- Slavery and the intellectual ; Institutions and insights ; Intellectuals without responsibility ; Sin, guilty innocence, and reform ; Transcendentalist as abolitionist ; Choices ; Postscripts : slavery, consensus, and the southern intellect.

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