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  • The Ruling Race
  • Written by James Oakes
  • Format: eBook | ISBN: 9780307828132
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On Sale: April 17, 2013
Pages: 320 | ISBN: 978-0-307-82813-2
Published by : Knopf Knopf
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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.

  • The Ruling Race by James Oakes
  • April 17, 2013
  • Social Science - Slavery
  • Knopf
  • $16.99
  • 9780307828132

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