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REVIEW The Peculiar Institution: Slavery in the Ante-Bellum South î PDF, eBook or Kindle ePUB ✓ 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 influentiaWinner of the Lincoln PrizeStampp's classic study of American slavery as a deliberately chosen practical system of controlling and ex. This is a very basic survey history of American slavery based on the assumption that a black man is simply as a white man with a different skin colour In other words Stampp's presents slavery from the common sense perspectiveSince its publication in 1956 it has been criticized from all sides A multitude of interpretations based on psychological sociological and Marxist models followed all of which uickly aged and became irrelevant Stampp's book has stood the test of time better than those of any of his criticsSlavery was abolished in the United States because common sense said that it was morally wrong The simplistic view was correct in the 1850s and is still correct todayThis does not mean of course that our need to understand the phenomenon is over It means only that further research should be guided by common sense

Kenneth M. Stampp ß 6 REVIEW

Ploiting 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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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