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General Books

Thomas B. Alexander, Sectional Stress and Party Strength (1967)

John Ashworth, Slavery, Capitalism and Politics in the Antebellum Republic (1996)

Maurice Baxter, Henry Clay and the American System (1995)

Ira Berlin, Slaves Without Masters: the Free Negro in the Antebellum South (1974)

Charles C. Bolton, Poor Whites of the Antebellum South (1994)

Catherine Clinton, The Plantation Mistress: the Woman’s World in the Old South (1982)

Paul Escott and David Goldfield, eds., Major Problems in the History of the American South, Vol. I: The Old South (1999)

Don E. Fehrenbacher, The Slaveholding Republic (2001)

Elizabeth Fox-Genovese, Within the Plantation Household, Black and White Women of the Old South (1988) SRC

William H. Freehling, The Road to Disunion: Secessionists at Bay, 1776-1854 (1990)

Eugene D. Genovese, Roll, Jordan, Roll: The World That Slaves Made (1974) SRC

Susan-Mary Grant, North Over South, Northern Nationalism and American Identity in the Antebellum Era (2001)

Holman Hamilton, Prologue to Conflict: the Crisis and Compromise of 1850 (1964)

Reginald Horsman, Race and Manifest Destiny (1981)

Jacqueline Jones, Labor of Love, Labor of Sorrow: Black Women, Work and the Family from Slavery to the Present (1995) SRC

Winthrop Jordan, White Over Black: American Attitudes Toward the Negro, 1550-1812 (1977)SRC

Peter Kolchin, American Slavery, 1619-1877 (2003)

William Lee Miller, Arguing About Slavery: the Great Battle in the U.S. Congress (1996)

Kenneth Morgan, Slavery and Servitude in North America, 1607-1800 (2000)

James Oakes, The Ruling Race: a History of American Slaveholders (1982) SRC

Leslie Owens, This Species of Property: Slave Life and Culture in the Old South (1976) SRC

Richard Pessen, Riches, Class and Power Before the Civil War (1973)

David Potter, The South and Sectional Conflict (1968)

--, The Impending Crisis, 1848-1861 (1976)

Sterling Stuckey, Slave Culture: Nationalist Theory and the Foundations of Black America (1987)

Hugh Thomas, The Slave Trade: the Story of the Atlantic Slave Trade, 1440-1870 (1997)

Betty Wood, The Origins of American Slavery: Freedom and Bondage in the English Colonies (1997) 

Gavin Wright, The Political Economy of the Cotton South (1978)


Further Reading

Frederick Douglass, Narrative of the Life of Frederick Douglas (1999)

Paul D. Escott, Slavery Remembered: a Record of Twentieth-Century Slave Narratives (1979)

Paul D. Escott and David Goldfield (eds.) Major Problems in the History of the American South, Vol. I: The Old South (1990)

Daniel Feller, The Jacksonian Promise, 1815-1845 (1995)

Drew Gilpin Faust, Ideology of Slavery: Proslavery Thought in the Antebellum South, 1830-1860 (1981)

Harriet Jacobs, Incidents in the Life of a Slave Girl (1861, 1988)

Martha Hodes, White Women, Black Men: Illicit Sex in the Nineteenth-Century South (1997)

Michael F. Holt, “The Primacy of Party Reasserted,” The Journal of American History 86 (1999): 151-157

Charles Joyner, Down by the Riverside: a South Carolina Slave Community (1984)

Tim Lockley, Lines in the Sand: Race and Class in Low Country Georgia, 1750-1860 (2001)

Christopher Morris, Becoming Southern: the Evolution of a Way of Life, Warren Country and Vicksburg, MI, 1770-1860 (1995)

Solomon Northrop, Twelve Years a Slave (1968)

Leonard L. Richards, The Slave Power: The Free North and Southern Domination, 1780-1860 (2000)

Alexander Saxton, The Rise and Fall of the White Republic (1990)

Joel H. Silbey, Partisan Imperative: Dynamics of American Politics Before the Civil War (1985)

Michael Tadman, Speculators and Slaves (1989/1996)

Deborah White, Arn’t I a Woman: Female Slaves in the Plantation South (1985)



WMQ April 1978: Blacks in Early America

WMQ April 1999: African and American Atlantic Worlds

WMQ Jan 1997: Constructing Race

WMQ Jan 2001: New perspectives on the transatlantic slave trade

WMQ July 2002: Slaveries in the Atlantic World

Peter Wood, 'I did the best I could for my day' WMQ (1978)

Alden T Vaughan, 'Blacks in Virginia: A Note on the first decade' WMQ (1972)

O & M.Handlin, 'Origins of the Southern Labour system' WMQ (1950)

Warren Billings, 'The cases of Fernando and Elizabeth Key: A note on the status of blacks in 17thC Virginia' WMQ (1973)

C.Degler, 'Slavery and the Genesis of American Race Prejudice' Comparative Studies in History and Society (1959)

G.Nash, 'From Freedom to Bondage in seventeenth century Virgina' Reviews in American History (1982)

Robert Twombly & Robert Moore, 'Black Puritan, the negro in 17thC Massachusetts' WMQ (1967)

Gary Nash, 'Slaves and slaveowners in colonial Philadelphia' WMQ (1973)

Russel Menard, 'The Maryland slave population, 1658-1730' WMQ (1975)

Winthrop D Jordan, 'Modern tensions and the origins of America slavery' JSH (1962) 

Jean B Lee, 'The problem of slave community in the 18thC Chesapeake' WMQ (1986)

Philip Morgan & Michael Micols, 'Slaves in Piedmont Virginia, 1720-1790' WMQ (1989)

Jon Sensbach, 'Charting a course in Early African American History' WMQ (1993)

William Wiecek, 'The statutory law of slavery and race in the thirteen colonies of Britsh America' WMQ (1977)

John Thornton, 'African dimensions of the Stono Rebellion' AHR (1991)

Darold Wax, 'The great risque we run: the aftermath of slave rebellion at Stono, South Carolina, 1739-1745' JNH (1982)

Philip D. Morgan, 'Work and culture: the task system and the world of lowcountry blacks, 1700-1880', WMQ, XXXIX, (1982), 563-599.

Philip D. Morgan, 'The ownership of property by slaves in the mid-nineteenth century lowcountry', JSH, XLIX, (1983), 399-420.

Charles G. Steffen, 'In Search of the Good Overseer: The Failure of the Agricultural Reform Movement in Lowcountry South Carolina, 1821-1834,' JSH 63 (1997): 753-802

Emily West, 'The debate on the strength of slave families: South Carolina and the importance of cross-plantation marriages,' Journal of American Studies 86 (1999): 221-241

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