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The Peculiar Institution: Slavery in the Ante-Bellum South free read ☆ 6 ✓ Winner of the Lincoln PrizeStampp's classic study of American slavery as a deliberately chosen practical system of controlling and exploiting labor is one of the most important and influential works of American history written in oPloiting labor is one of the most important and influential works of American history written in our timeA thoughtful and deeply movi. I hate this book and I hate its ideology I read it for the historiography part of one of my assignments at uni The idea that the White slaveholders were victimised by the slave trade than the slaves themselves and were suffering from the moral oppression than the physical oppression suffered by the slaves is utter bullshit I found this book almost comical I don't understand how any historian can seriously write a book on the slave trade and believe that the white slaveowners didn't have a choice in the matter that they weren't in the wrong As a historian I should take every approach into consideration but this is one that I won't be referencing to back up my own opinions

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Winner of the Lincoln PrizeStampp's classic study of American slavery as a deliberately chosen practical system of controlling and ex. A Classic Study Of The American TragedyProfessor Kenneth Stampp's book on American Slavery was published in 1956 two years after the Supreme Court's decision in Brown v Board of Education and at the beginning of the American Civil Rights Movement At the time of its publication the book was recognized as a seminal study of America's peculiar institution Time has not changed the value of the bookThe book attacks a picture of the Old South that attained wide currency after Reconstruction and was carried through American culture in works such as for example Gone With the Wind that plantation slavery was a benign institution part of an agrarian way of life that was accepted by both slave and master Professor Stampp shows that slavery had an economic commercial basis that it was resisted by slaves overtly and covertly and that led to sualor cruelty and suffering by the slaves The peculiar institution does not merit sentimentality in any formIn reading the book a half century after its publication and with some benefit of having read subseuent studies I was struck with the moderate tone of the book Yes there were humane masters in an inhumane system and yes there were variants in time and place Stampp gives these variants their due perhaps than modern students would be inclined to doI was stuck with the tone of slavery's defenders pre Civil War and thereafter describing the institution as patriarchal Not only is that description in error as Stampp shows but for readers in a time beyond the mid 1950s it is hardly a compliment to call a society patriarchal even if it deserved this characterizationThere has been a great deal of writing since the publication of this book on matters such as the nature of the slave trade the presence or lack of it of an indigenous culture among the slaves and the economic viability of slavery These studies add to the picture that Professor Stampp has drawnThis is an essential book for the understanding of our Nation's history Those looking for an introduction to the Ante Bellum South could not do better than to read this bookRobin Friedman

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The Peculiar Institution Slavery in the Ante Bellum SouthNg book Mr Stampp wants to show specifically what slavery was like why it existed and what it did to the American people Bruce Catton. A few months ago I was at a local used bookstore sipping some coffee and came across the 1956 imprint of The Peculiar Institution I picked it up thinking it would be a good little book about the civil war and to be honest I had few expectations What a surprise this book has been I have read a lot about the civil war since I was a child While most books talk of slavery in the abstract Stampp took it down to the functional level He talks about the actual institutional working of slavery in the antebellum south in a lucid and clear prose This is not a polemic but a real work on How did the institution of slavery in the South effect the culture and people How did it work What were its reasons for existing as long as it didA few eyeopening things for me was the eighth chapter where Stampp talked about the actual economics of slavery and how that the owners did turn a profit from it something many say is not true today and the various social and legal controls in place to keep not only the enslaved in their cast but the non owning free people from interacting to much on a personal level with the slaves To often apologists will try to put in their own views on that period for instance slavery was tottering and could not survive without actual reflection on how it was Yes many owners felt guilty Few freed the slaves Yes some owners treated their slaves well most did not Yes many in the south hated tariffs but the Civil War was not fought over that but over slavery a controversial statement in some colleges today I have since found that this volume used to be a common college text I would highly recommend it to those with an interest in history and how the cultural norms that were put in place in the late eighteenth and nineteenth century to control the slave population gave rise to some of the problems we face today Since stumbling on this work I am ordering a lot of Stampp's books on the Civil War