The Mind of the Master Class: History and Faith in the Southern Slaveholders Worldview Elizabeth Fox-Genovese

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The Mind of the Master Class: History and Faith in the Southern Slaveholders Worldview by Elizabeth Fox-Genovese
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Presenting many slaveholders as intelligent, honorable and pious men and women, this study asks how people who were admirable in so many ways could have presided over a social system that inflicted gross abuse on slaves. The South had formidableMorePresenting many slaveholders as intelligent, honorable and pious men and women, this study asks how people who were admirable in so many ways could have presided over a social system that inflicted gross abuse on slaves.

The South had formidable proslavery intellectuals who participated fully in transatlantic debates and boldly challenged an ascendant capitalist (free-labor) society. Blending classical and Christian traditions, they forged a moral and political philosophy designed to sustain conservative principles in history, political economy, social theory, and theology, while translating them into political action.



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