This pathbreaking interpretation of the slaveholding South begins with the insight that slavery and freedom were not mutually exclusive but were intertwined in every dimension of life in the South. James Oakes traces the implications of this insight for relations between masters and slaves, slaveholders and non-slaveholders, and for the rise of a racist ideology.
James Oakes is the author of several acclaimed books on slavery and the Civil War, including The Ruling Race, The Scorpion’s Sting, The Radical and the Republican, and Slavery and Freedom. His history of emancipation, Freedom National, won the Lincoln… More about James Oakes
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Published by Knopf Apr 17, 2013| 256 Pages| ISBN 9780307828149