The Political Economy of Slavery: Studies in the Economy and Society of the Slave South Wesleyan Paperback

Wesleyan University Press - A stimulating analysis of the society and economy in the slave south. Used book in Good Condition.

Roll, Jordan, Roll: The World the Slaves Made

Vintage - This landmark history of slavery in the South—a winner of the Bancroft Prize—challenged conventional views of slaves by illuminating the many forms of resistance to dehumanization that developed in slave society. Rather than emphasizing the cruelty and degradation of slavery, historian Eugene Genovese investigates the ways that slaves forced their owners to acknowledge their humanity through culture, music, and religion.

Displaying keen insight into the minds of both slaves and slaveholders, Roll, Jordan, Roll is a testament to the power of the human spirit under conditions of extreme oppression. Roll, clothing, to the language, food, roll covers a vast range of subjects, Jordan, from slave weddings and funerals, and labor of slaves, and places particular emphasis on religion as both a major battleground for psychological control and a paradoxical source of spiritual strength.

Roll, Jordan, Roll: The World the Slaves Made - . Not merely passive victims, the slaves in this account actively engaged with the paternalism of slaveholding culture in ways that supported their self-respect and aspirations for freedom.

The Half Has Never Been Told: Slavery and the Making of American Capitalism

Basic Books - A groundbreaking, perhaps, must-read history demonstrating that America's economic supremacy was built on the backs of slavesAmericans tend to cast slavery as a pre-modern institution -- the nation's original sin, but isolated in time and divorced from America's later success. As historian Edward E. Craven prize from the organization of american HistoriansWinner of the 2015 Sidney Hillman Prize The half has never been Told Slavery and the Making of American Capitalism.

Baptist reveals in the prizewinning the half Has Never Been Told, the expansion of slavery in the first eight decades after American independence drove the evolution and modernization of the United States. In the span of a single lifetime, industrial, the South grew from a narrow coastal strip of worn-out tobacco plantations to a continental cotton empire, and the United States grew into a modern, and capitalist economy.

The Half Has Never Been Told: Slavery and the Making of American Capitalism - Told through intimate slave narratives, newspapers, and the words of politicians, and escaped slaves, plantation records, entrepreneurs, The Half Has Never Been Told offers a radical new interpretation of American history. Bloomberg view top ten nonfiction books of 2014Daily Beast Best Nonfiction Books of 2014Winner of the 2015 Avery O.

But to do so robs the millions who suffered in bondage of their full legacy.

Out of the House of Bondage: The Transformation Of The Plantation Household

Cambridge University Press - Glymph challenges popular depictions of plantation mistresses as "friends" and "allies" of slaves and sheds light on the political importance of ostensible private struggles, and on the political agendas at work in framing the domestic as private and household relations as personal. This book views the plantation household as a site of production where competing visions of gender were wielded as weapons in class struggles between black and white women.

The half has never been Told Slavery and the Making of American Capitalism. Used book in Good Condition. Mistresses were powerful beings in the hierarchy of slavery rather than powerless victims of the same patriarchal system responsible for the oppression of the enslaved.

Peculiar Institution: Slavery in the Ante-Bellum South

Vintage - Stampp wants to show specifically what slavery was like, why it existed, and what it did to the American people. Bruce catton the half has never been Told Slavery and the Making of American Capitalism. Mr. Winner of the lincoln prize    stampp’s classic study of American slavery as a deliberately chosen, practical system of controlling and exploiting labor is one of the most important and influential works of American history written in our time.

. A thoughtful and deeply moving book. Used book in Good Condition.

Time on the Cross: The Economics of American Slavery

W. W. Norton & Company - In an afterword added in 1989, the authors assess their findings in the light of recent scholarship and debate. First published in 1974, fogel and engerman's groundbreaking book reexamined the economic foundations of American slavery, marking "the start of a new period of slavery scholarship and some searching revisions of a national tradition" C.

Vann woodward, New York Review of Books. The half has never been Told Slavery and the Making of American Capitalism. Used book in Good Condition.

Black Reconstruction in America, 1860-1880

Free Press - Free Press. The pioneering work in the study of the role of Black Americans during Reconstruction by the most influential Black intellectual of his time. This pioneering work was the first full-length study of the role black Americans played in the crucial period after the Civil War, when the slaves had been freed and the attempt was made to reconstruct American society.

Hailed at the time, black reconstruction in America 1860–1880 has justly been called a classic. The half has never been Told Slavery and the Making of American Capitalism. Used book in Good Condition.

American Slavery, American Freedom

W. W. Norton & Company - Free Press. In the new preface Edmund S. Morgan finds the keys to this central paradox, "the marriage of slavery and freedom, " in the people and the politics of the state that was both the birthplace of the Revolution and the largest slaveholding state in the country. Morgan writes: "human relations among us still suffer from the former enslavement of a large portion of our predecessors.

George washington led the Americans in battle against British oppression. American slavery, american Freedom is a study of the tragic contradiction at the core of America. Thomas jefferson led them in declaring independence. How republican freedom came to be supported, at least in large part, slavery, by its opposite, is the subject of this book.

American Slavery, American Freedom - Virginians drafted not only the declaration but also the Constitution and the Bill of Rights; they were elected to the presidency of the United States under that Constitution for thirty-two of the first thirty-six years of its existence. Thoughtful, suggestive and highly readable. New york times book review in the American Revolution, Virginians were the most eloquent spokesmen for freedom and quality.

The freedom of the free, the growth of freedom experienced in the American Revolution depended more than we like to admit on the enslavement of more than 20 percent of us at that time. The half has never been Told Slavery and the Making of American Capitalism.

Roll, Jordan, Roll: The World the Slaves Made

Random House Inc - The half has never been Told Slavery and the Making of American Capitalism. A reevaluation of the master-slave relationship in American history. Used book in Good Condition. Free Press.

Secession Debated: Georgia's Showdown in 1860

Oxford University Press - The half has never been Told Slavery and the Making of American Capitalism. The critical northern antebellum debate matched the rhetorical skills of Abraham Lincoln and Stephen A. The election results were close, mirroring the intense debate of two months before: 51% of Georgians favored immediate secession, a slim margin which the propaganda-conscious Brown later inflated to 58%.

Stephens, shouted to legislators: "give me the sword! but if you do not place it in my hands, impatient with Brown's indecisiveness and the caution of the Unionists, the eloquent Unionist whose "calm dispassionate approach" ultimately backfired; and fiery secessionist Robert Toombs who, before God! I will take it.

Secession Debated: Georgia's Showdown in 1860 - The secessionists' Henry Benning and Thomas R. R. It is essential to a full understanding of the origins of the war between the states. Free Press. Brown who, while a slaveholder and secessionist, was somewhat suspect as a native North Georgian; Alexander H. Freehling and Craig M. On january 19th the georgia convention sanctioned secession in a 166-130 vote, and the imminent Confederacy had its Southern hinge.

Secession debated is a colorful and gripping tale told in the words of the actual participants, one which sheds new light on one of the great and hitherto neglected verbal showdowns in American history.

Racecraft: The Soul of Inequality in American Life

Verso - So pervasive are the devices of racecraft in American history, politics, economic doctrine, and everyday thinking that the presence of racecraft itself goes unnoticed. That the promised post-racial age has not dawned, the authors argue, reflects the failure of Americans to develop a legitimate language for thinking about and discussing inequality.

. The half has never been Told Slavery and the Making of American Capitalism. That failure should worry everyone who cares about democratic institutions. Verso. Free Press. Used book in Good Condition. Most people assume that racism grows from a perception of human difference: the fact of race gives rise to the practice of racism.

Racecraft: The Soul of Inequality in American Life - Fields argue otherwise: the practice of racism produces the illusion of race, through what they call "racecraft. And this phenomenon is intimately entwined with other forms of inequality in American life. Sociologist Karen E. Fields and historian Barbara J.