The Good, the Bad, and the Hungry Sale
 
 

Recently Viewed clear list


Original Essays | June 20, 2014

Lisa Howorth: IMG So Many Books, So Many Writers



I'm not a bookseller, but I'm married to one, and Square Books is a family. And we all know about families and how hard it is to disassociate... Continue »

spacer

Life and Labor in the Old South (Southern Classics)

by

Life and Labor in the Old South (Southern Classics) Cover

 

Synopses & Reviews

Publisher Comments:

Celebrated as a classic work of historical literature, Life and Labor in the Old South (1929) represents the culmination of three decades of research and reflection on the social and economic systems of the antebellum South by the leading historian of African American slavery of the first half of the twentieth century.Life and Labor in the Old South represents both the strengths and weaknesses of first-rate scholarship by whites on the topics of antebellum African and African American slavery during the Jim Crow era. Deeply researched in primary sources, carefully focused on social and economic facets of slavery, and gracefully written, Phillips's germinal account set the standard for his contemporaries. Simultaneously the work is rife with elitism, racism, and reliance on sources that privilege white perspectives. Such contradictions between its content and viewpoint have earned Life and Labor in the Old South its place at the forefront of texts in the historiography of the antebellum South and African American slavery. The book is both a work of high scholarship and an example of the power of unexamined prejudices to affect such a work.

Book News Annotation:

First published in 1929, Ulrich Bonnell Phillips's history of slavery in the Old South was a carefully researched account that focused on social and economic aspects. While it offered important insights into antebellum Southern history, its conclusions were unfortunately tainted by the author's racist views. This reprint features a new introduction by John David Smith (U. of North Carolina at Charlotte) that places the work within the larger context of Progressive Era scholarship. Annotation ©2007 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)

Synopsis:

A new edition of the germinal social history of the American South

Synopsis:

1929. With illustrations and maps. Contents: The Land of Dixie; The Old Dominion; The Younger Colonies; Redskins and Latins; From the Backwoods to the Bluegrass; The Cotton Belt; Staple Economy; Traffic; The Peculiar Institution; The Costs of Labor; Life in Thraldom; Some Virginia Masters; Southeastern Plantations; Planters of the Southwest; Overseers; Homesteads; The Plain People; and The Gentry.

Product Details

ISBN:
9781570036781
Author:
Phillips, Ulrich Bonnell
Publisher:
University of South Carolina Press
Introduction by:
Smith, John David
Introduction:
Smith, John David
Subject:
History
Subject:
Slavery
Subject:
Social history
Subject:
United States - State & Local - South
Subject:
Southern States Economic conditions.
Subject:
Southern States Race relations.
Subject:
World History-General
Series:
Southern Classics
Publication Date:
20070531
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Y
Pages:
375
Dimensions:
8.94x6.46x1.13 in. 1.40 lbs.

Other books you might like

  1. Wade Hampton III New Hardcover $36.25
  2. McGillivray of the Creeks (Southern... New Trade Paper $21.50

Related Subjects

History and Social Science » World History » General

Life and Labor in the Old South (Southern Classics) New Trade Paper
0 stars - 0 reviews
$21.50 In Stock
Product details 375 pages University of South Carolina Press - English 9781570036781 Reviews:
"Synopsis" by , A new edition of the germinal social history of the American South
"Synopsis" by , 1929. With illustrations and maps. Contents: The Land of Dixie; The Old Dominion; The Younger Colonies; Redskins and Latins; From the Backwoods to the Bluegrass; The Cotton Belt; Staple Economy; Traffic; The Peculiar Institution; The Costs of Labor; Life in Thraldom; Some Virginia Masters; Southeastern Plantations; Planters of the Southwest; Overseers; Homesteads; The Plain People; and The Gentry.
spacer
spacer
  • back to top
Follow us on...




Powell's City of Books is an independent bookstore in Portland, Oregon, that fills a whole city block with more than a million new, used, and out of print books. Shop those shelves — plus literally millions more books, DVDs, and gifts — here at Powells.com.