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The Resource Fatal self-deception : slaveholding paternalism in the Old South, Eugene D. Genovese, Elizabeth Fox-Genovese

Fatal self-deception : slaveholding paternalism in the Old South, Eugene D. Genovese, Elizabeth Fox-Genovese

Label
Fatal self-deception : slaveholding paternalism in the Old South
Title
Fatal self-deception
Title remainder
slaveholding paternalism in the Old South
Statement of responsibility
Eugene D. Genovese, Elizabeth Fox-Genovese
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Contributor
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
  • "Slaveholders perpetuated and rationalized a romanticized version of plantation life. However, masters' relations with white plantation laborers and servants remains a largely unstudied subject. Southerners drew on the work of British and European socialists to conclude that all labor, white and black, suffered de facto slavery, and they championed the South's 'Christian slavery' as the most humane and compassionate of social systems, ancient and modern"--Provided by publisher
  • "Slaveholders were preoccupied with presenting slavery as a benign, paternalistic institution in which the planter took care of his family, and slaves were content with their fate. In this book, Eugene D. Genovese and Elizabeth Fox-Genovese discuss how slaveholders perpetuated and rationalized this romanticized version of life on the plantation. Slaveholders' paternalism had little to do with ostensible benevolence, kindness, and good cheer. It grew out of the necessity to discipline and morally justify a system of exploitation. At the same time, this book also advocates the examination of masters' relations with white plantation laborers and servants, a largely unstudied subject. Southerners drew on the work of British and European socialists to conclude that all labor, white and black, suffered de facto slavery, and they championed the South's 'Christian slavery' as the most humane and compassionate of social systems, ancient and modern"--Provided by publisher
Cataloging source
DLC
Dewey number
306.3/620975
Index
index present
LC call number
E441
LC item number
.G39 2011
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Label
Fatal self-deception : slaveholding paternalism in the Old South, Eugene D. Genovese, Elizabeth Fox-Genovese
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Publication
Note
Machine generated contents note: 1. 'Boisterous passions'; 2. The complete household; 3. Strangers within the gates; 4. Loyal and loving slaves; 5. The blacks' best and most faithful friend; 6. Guardians of a helpless race; 7. Devotion unto death
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
xvii, 232 p.
Isbn
9781107605022
Isbn Type
(paperback)
Lccn
2011006212
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
System control number
  • (OCoLC)ocn703871020
  • UtOrBLW
  • (OCoLC)ocn793787627
Label
Fatal self-deception : slaveholding paternalism in the Old South, Eugene D. Genovese, Elizabeth Fox-Genovese
Publication
Note
Machine generated contents note: 1. 'Boisterous passions'; 2. The complete household; 3. Strangers within the gates; 4. Loyal and loving slaves; 5. The blacks' best and most faithful friend; 6. Guardians of a helpless race; 7. Devotion unto death
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
xvii, 232 p.
Isbn
9781107605022
Isbn Type
(paperback)
Lccn
2011006212
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
System control number
  • (OCoLC)ocn703871020
  • UtOrBLW
  • (OCoLC)ocn793787627

Library Locations

    • Harold B. Lee Library Brigham Young University, Provo, UT, 84602, US
      40.249156 -111.649242
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