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Author Scarborough, William Kauffman.

Title Masters of the big house : elite slaveholders of the mid-nineteenth-century South / William Kauffman Scarborough.

Imprint Baton Rouge : Louisiana State University Press, c2003.

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Location Call No. Status OPAC Message Public Note Gift Note
 Moore Stacks  F213 .S35 2003    Available  ---
Description xviii, 521 p. : ill. ; 24 cm.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (p. [485]-501) and index.
Contents Social and demographic characteristics -- Religious and cultural characteristics -- Wives, mothers, and daughters : gender relations in the big house -- Agrarian empires : acquisition, production, profits, problems, and management -- Toiling for old "massa" : slave labor on the great plantations -- Capitalists all : investments and capital accumulation outside the agricultural sector -- Political attitudes and influence : the response of the elite to the first sectional crisis -- The road to Armageddon : the role of the planter elite in the secession crisis -- Days of judgment : the demise of a slave society -- Postwar adjustment : the legacy of emancipation and defeat -- Lords and capitalists : the ideology of the master class -- Appendix A. Slaveholders with 500 or more slaves, 1850 -- Appendix B. Slaveholders with 500 or more slaves, 1860 -- Appendix C. Elite slaveholders by state of residence, 1850 -- Appendix D. Elite slaveholders by state of residence, 1860.
Subject Plantation owners -- Southern States -- History -- 19th century.
Slaveholders -- Southern States -- History -- 19th century.
Elite (Social sciences) -- Southern States -- History -- 19th century.
Slavery -- Social aspects -- Southern States -- History -- 19th century.
Slavery -- Economic aspects -- Southern States -- History -- 19th century.
Slavery -- Political aspects -- Southern States -- History -- 19th century.
Plantation life -- Southern States -- History -- 19th century.
Southern States -- History -- 1775-1865.
Southern States -- Social conditions -- 19th century.
Southern States -- Race relations.
ISBN 0807128821 (alk. paper)