Slavery and Freedom: An Interpretation of the Old South

Slavery and Freedom: An Interpretation of the Old South

James Oakes


"The most useful and stimulating basic interpretation of the outdated South to seem in fresh years."—George M. Fredrickson

This pathbreaking interpretation of the slaveholding South starts off with the perception that slavery and freedom weren't at the same time particular yet have been intertwined in each measurement of lifestyles within the South. James Oakes strains the results of this perception for family members among masters and slaves, slaveholders and non-slaveholders, and for the increase of a racist ideology.

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