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Slavery : A Problem in American Institutional and Intellectual Life - Stanley Elkins


A Problem in American Institutional and Intellectual Life

Paperback Published: 1st November 1976
ISBN: 9780226204772
Number Of Pages: 328

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This third edition of Stanley M. Elkin's classic study offers two new chapters by the author. The first, "Slavery and Ideology," considers the discussion and criticism occasioned by this controversial work. Elkins amplifies his original purpose in writing the book and takes into consideration the substantial body of critical commentary. He also attempts a prediction on the course of future research and discussion.

Preface to the Third Edition
An Introduction: Slavery as a Problem in Historiography
The Old Debate
The Problem of ""New Viewpoints""
Institutions and the Law of Slavery
Institutional Breakdown in an Age of Expansion
The Dynamics of Unopposed Capitalism
Slavery in Capitalist and Non-Capitalist Cultures
Slavery and Personality
Personality Types and Stereotypes
The ""African Culture"" Argument
Shock and Detachment
Adjustment to Absolute Power in the Concentration Camp
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ISBN: 9780226204772
ISBN-10: 0226204774
Audience: Professional
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 328
Published: 1st November 1976
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 20.17 x 13.39  x 1.68
Weight (kg): 0.27
Edition Number: 3
Edition Type: Revised

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