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Political Economy of Slavery : Studies in Economy and Society of the Slave South

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ISBN-10: 0394704002

ISBN-13: 9780394704005

Edition: N/A

Authors: Eugene D. Genovese

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Publisher: Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group
Publication date: 10/12/1967
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 304
Size: 4.25" wide x 7.25" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 0.440
Language: English

Born in Brooklyn, New York, Eugene Genovese was educated at Brooklyn College and Columbia University, where he received his Ph.D. in 1959. He has served as Pitt Professor of American History at Cambridge University and Distinguished Scholar in Residence at the University Center in Georgia. An erudite, unconventional, and often unpredictable Marxist, Genovese has forced historians of the Old South---and especially of slavery---to think in new ways about important questions. Ranging over a multitude of topics, his work is concerned mainly with the relationship between economic factors, social conditions, and culture. Of his best-known work. Roll, Jordan, Roll (1974), David Brion Davis wrote:…