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The Political Economy of Slavery
Studies in the Economy and Society of the Slave South
Eugene D. Genovese




Wesleyan
1988 • 368 pp. 1 Table. 1 Graph. 5 1/2 x 8"
African-American Studies / Slavery / American Studies

$28.95 Paperback, 978-0-8195-6208-1
$20.99 Ebook, 978-0-8195-7527-2

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2nd edition, with new introd.

“What is original in Mr. Genovese’s highly stimulating volume is the analysis of the ante bellum political, economic, and social structure as a closed system... [continued in Reviews below]”—Anne Firor Scott, The South Atlantic Quarterly

A stimulating analysis of the society and economy in the slave south.

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Reviews / Endorsements

“What is original in Mr. Genovese’s highly stimulating volume is the analysis of the ante bellum political, economic, and social structure as a closed system with a built-in (and most un-American) resistance to change… [It] will move the discussion of the ante bellum South to a new level of sophistication.” —Anne Firor Scott, The South Atlantic Quarterly

“The work is original and quite persuasive.”The New Yorker

“Genovese has combined elegance of expression and originality of analysis in a remarkable book.” Leonard Bloom, Journal of Modern African Studies

“He has given new life to the study of Southern history.”William N. Parker, Economic History Review

Awards/Recognition:

Books for College Libraries (1988) Commendation


EUGENE D. GENOVESE is Distinguished Professor of Arts and Sciences in the College of Arts and Sciences at the University of Rochester. In 1987-88 he was on leave at the Humanities Research Center in Research Triangle park, North Carolina, and in 1988-89 he was visiting professor at William and Mary. GENOVESE is former president (1979) of the Organization of American Historians and winner of the Bancroft Prize in 1974 for Roll, Jordan, Roll. He has written, in addition to The Political Economy of Slavery and Roll, Jordan, Roll, The World the Slaveholders Made (Wesleyan 1988), In Red and Black, From Rebellion to Revolution, and, with Elizabeth Fox-Genovese, Fruits of Merchant Capital. He is a graduate of Brooklyn College (B.A. 1953) and Columbia University (Ph.D. 1959). He has been visiting professor at Columbia, Yale, and Tulane and Pitt Professor of American History and Institutions at Cambridge University. His home is in Atlanta, Georgia.



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