Masterless Men: Poor Whites and Slavery in the Antebellum South

Masterless Men: Poor Whites and Slavery in the Antebellum South

English | May 8th, 2017 | ISBN: 110718424X, 1316635430, 9781107184244 | 374 Pages | True PDF | 3.01 MB

Analyzing land policy, labor, and legal history, Keri Leigh Merritt reveals what happens to excess workers when a capitalist system is predicated on slave labor. With the rising global demand for cotton - and thus, slaves - in the 1840s and 1850s, the need for white laborers in the American South was drastically reduced, creating a large underclass who were unemployed or underemployed.

These poor whites could not compete - for jobs or living wages - with profitable slave labor. Though impoverished whites were never subjected to the daily violence and degrading humiliations of racial slavery, they did suffer tangible socio-economic consequences as a result of living in a slave society. Merritt examines how these 'masterless' men and women threatened the existing Southern hierarchy and ultimately helped push Southern slaveholders toward secession and civil war.


[Fast Download] Masterless Men: Poor Whites and Slavery in the Antebellum South

Ebooks related to "Masterless Men: Poor Whites and Slavery in the Antebellum South" :
Next Generation Technology-Enhanced Assessment
The Book of the Year
Kill For Me (Pinnacle True Crime)
The Art of Influencing Crowds: People Power
Media & Culture 2016 Update: Mass Communication in a Digital Age, 10th Edition
Armies and Insurgencies in the Arab Spring
Tamara Relis - Perceptions in Litigation and Mediation: Lawyers, Defendants, Plaintiffs, and Gendere
The University of Google
Concrete Jungle: New York City and Our Last Best Hope for a Sustainable Future
Nuclear Non-Proliferation in International Law - Volume III
Copyright Disclaimer:
This site does not store any files on its server. We only index and link to content provided by other sites. Please contact the content providers to delete copyright contents if any and email us, we'll remove relevant links or contents immediately.