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Fatal Self-Deception Slaveholding Paternalism in the Old South

ISBN-10: 1107605024

ISBN-13: 9781107605022

Edition: 2011

Authors: Eugene D. Genovese, Elizabeth Fox-Genovese

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Book details

Copyright year: 2011
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Publication date: 10/24/2011
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 256
Size: 6.00" wide x 9.50" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 0.792
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: "Genovese's great gift is his ability to penetrate the minds of both slaves and masters, revealing not only how they viewed themselves and each other, but also how their contradictory perceptions interacted" (N.Y. Times Book Review).

Preface
Abbreviations
Manuscript Collections
Introduction
"Boisterous Passions"
Edmund Burke's Cautionary Tale
Morals
Apprehensive Parents
Young Gentlemen in Fields and Stores
Weighed in the Balances
The Complete Household
Paternal Authority
Property in Man?
Household Problems
Slave Sales
Strangers within the Gates
Sundry White Servants
Governesses and Tutors
Hired Laborers
Overseers and Their Families
Loyal and Loving Slaves
Masterful Forbearance
Mutual Dependency and Manipulation
Souls
Grief and Money
Tests of Faith
Dangerous Wishes
The Blacks' Best and Most Faithful Friend
A Stagnant Race
Black Incapacity
Black Thoughts, According to White Critics
Views of Emancipation
News from Africa
The Fate of the Indians
The Specter of Barbarism
Guardians of a Helpless Race
Vindication from the Free States
Abolitionism Indicted for Racism
Persistent Fears of Black Extermination
White Recognition of Black Achievement
An Incongruity
Devotion unto Death
Armed Slaves: Friends or Foes?
Concern for White Women
Mounting Crises
Body Servants in War and Propaganda
The Confederacy Opts for Black Troops
Notes
Index