The Leading eBooks Store Online
for Kindle Fire, Apple, Android, Nook, Kobo, PC, Mac, Sony Reader ...
The Ruling Race
(If any tax is payable it will be calculated and shown at checkout.)
This pathbreaking social history of the slaveholding South marks a turn in our understanding of antebellum America and the coming of the Civil War. Oakes's bracing analysis breaks the myth that slaveholders were a paternalistic aristocracy dedicated to the values of honor, race, and section. Instead they emerge as having much in common with their entrepreneurial counterparts in the North: they were committed to free-market commercialism and political democracy for white males. The Civil War was not an inevitable conflict between civilizations on different paths but the crack-up of a single system, the result of people and events.
Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group; April 2013
More from this author
- The Southern Middle Class in the Long Nineteenth Century2011US$ 24.95328 pages
- Slavery And Freedom2013US$ 10.99328 pages