Fatal Self-Deception : Slaveholding Paternalism in the Old South
By: Genovese, Eugene D.
Contributor(s): Fox-Genovese, Elizabeth.Material type: TextSeries: eBooks on Demand.Publisher: Cambridge : Cambridge University Press, 2011Description: 1 online resource (252 p.).ISBN: 9781139159555.Subject(s): Paternalism -- Southern States -- History -- 19th century | Plantation owners -- Southern States -- History -- 19th century | Plantation workers -- Southern States -- History -- 19th century | Slavery -- Southern States -- History -- 19th century | Slaves -- Southern States -- Social conditions -- 19th century | Whites -- Southern States -- Social conditions -- 19th centuryGenre/Form: Electronic books.Additional physical formats: Print version:: Fatal Self-Deception : Slaveholding Paternalism in the Old SouthDDC classification: 306.3/620975 | 306.3620975 Online resources: Click here to view this ebook.
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Cover; Fatal Self-Deception Slaveholding Paternalism in the Old South; Advance Praise for Fatal Self-Deception; Title; Copyright; For Deborah Ann Symonds Gifted Scholar and Wonderful Friend and For her partner, Melissa Cano, and their children, Sarah and Sam; Contents; Preface; Abbreviations; Manuscript Collections; Introduction; 1 "Boisterous Passions"; Edmund Burke's Cautionary Tale; Morals; Apprehensive Parents; Young Gentlemen in Fields and Stores; Weighed in the Balances; 2 The Complete Household; Paternal Authority; Property in Man?; Household Problems; Slave Sales
3 Strangers within the GatesSundry White Servants; Governesses and Tutors; Hired Laborers; Overseers and Their Families; 4 Loyal and Loving Slaves; Masterful Forbearance; Mutual Dependency and Manipulation; Souls; Grief and Money; Tests of Faith; Dangerous Wishes; 5 The Blacks' Best and Most Faithful Friend; A Stagnant Race; Black Incapacity; Black Thoughts, According to White Critics; Views of Emancipation; News from Africa; The Fate of the Indians; The Specter of Barbarism; 6 Guardians of a Helpless Race; Vindication from the Free States; Abolitionism Indicted for Racism
Persistent Fears of Black ExterminationWhite Recognition of Black Achievement; An Incongruity; 7 Devotion unto Death; Armed Slaves: Friends or Foes?; Concern for White Women; Mounting Crises; Body Servants in War and Propaganda; The Confederacy Opts for Black Troops; Notes; Introduction; 1. "Boisterous Passions"; 2. The Complete Household; 3. Strangers within the Gates; 4. Loyal and Loving Slaves; 5. The Blacks' Best and Most Faithful Friend; 6. Guardians of a Helpless Race; 7. Devotion unto Death; Index
Discusses how slaveholders perpetuated and rationalized a romanticized version of life on the plantation.
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