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Class and Slavery  

Jonathan Daniel Wells

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Jul 2010
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Sep 2012
This article reviews scholarship on class and slavery. The evolution of the historiography on class and slavery is complex, and historians have only recently begun to revisit some of their ... More

Masters  

Eugene D. Genovese and Douglas Ambrose

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Jul 2010
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Sep 2012
This article focuses on southern slaveholders. Slave ownership in the South varied considerably, from region to region, from farm to plantation, and from settled society to frontier. ... More

Proslavery Ideology  

Jeffrey Robert Young

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Jul 2010
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Sep 2012
This article shows how the same fundamental questions raised by proslavery thought have consistently confronted not only modern scholars but also the very historical actors who battled ... More

Race and Slavery  

Timothy Lockley

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Jul 2010
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Sep 2012
This article focuses on the concept of ‘race’ and how Americans of various sorts understood it, particularly in relation to slavery. The discussion covers early constructions of race, the ... More

Religion and Slavery  

Douglas Ambrose

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Jul 2010
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Sep 2012
This article reviews scholarship on the religious lives of slaves. The emergent field of Atlantic history has profoundly influenced scholarship on the response of African slaves to ... More

Slave Culture  

Kevin Dawson

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Jul 2010
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Sep 2012
This article reviews scholarship on slave culture and the slave experience. Historians of the American South have had an interest in slavery since the early twentieth century but not until ... More

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