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  • ISBN: 9780226204772
  • ISBN10: 0226204774

Slavery a Problem in American Institutional and Intellectual Life

by Stanley M. Elkins

  • Binding: Paperback
  • Edition: 0003
  • Publisher: Univ of Chicago Pr
  • Publish date: 11/01/1976
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Preface to the Third Edition I. An Introduction: Slavery as a Problem in Historiography 1. The Old Debate 2. The Problem of "New Viewpoints" II. Institutions and the Law of Slavery 1. Institutional Breakdown in an Age of Expansion 2. The Dynamics of Unopposed Capitalism 3. Slavery in Capitalist and Non-Capitalist Cultures III. Slavery and Personality 1. Personality Types and Stereotypes 2. The "African Culture" Argument 3. Shock and Detachment 4. Adjustment to Absolute Power in the Concentration Camp 5. Three Theories of Personality 6. Mechanisms of Resistance to Absolute Power IV. Slavery and the Intellectual 1. Institutions and Insights 2. Intellectuals without Responsibility 3. Sin, Guilty Innocence, and Reform 4. The Transcendentalist as Abolitionist 5. The Abolitionist as Transcendentalist 6. Choices 7. Postscript: Slavery, Consensus, and the Southern Intellect V. Slavery and Ideology VI. The Two Arguments on Slavery Appendix: Essay on Materials and Method Acknowledgments Index
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