Slavery and Progress
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BeschreibungSlavery and Progress: Mind of the Old South. Pre-Civil War American southern society created its own powerful regional ruling class and developed a worldview which gradually became antithetical to that of the North and western Europe. Historians have expressed perplexity at finding that intellectuals of the Old South--many of whom were well educated--defended the institution of slavery in every possible way, seeing in it no apparent conflict with their knowledge of modern science, theology, politics, and economics. This study critically reconstructs US Southern intellectuals' pro-slavery ideology with its determined insistence that there was more 'humaneness' in slavery than in the labor system taking shape in the industrializing North. The study elucidates the contradictory character of 19th century American capitalism in which a purportedly pre-modern economic and social system flourished in tandem with an economy that was to dominate the modern world capitalist system.
PortraitThanet APHORNSUVAN (PhD from Binghamton University, USA)grew up in Phetburi,Thailand, attended Thammasat and the University of Rochester,is Thammasat Distinguished Fellow at the Pridi Banomyong International College, Thammasat University, Bangkok, Thailand. He specializes in the antebellum US History, Thai politics and intellectual history.
Untertitel: The Life and Mind of Intellectuals in the Old US South. Paperback. Sprache: Englisch.
Verlag: LAP Lambert Acad. Publ.
Erscheinungsdatum: Juni 2011
Seitenanzahl: 204 Seiten