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|All Authors / Contributors:||
Johanna Nicol Shields
|Description:||xxiii, 318 p. : ill., map ; 24 cm.|
|Contents:||Regarding a "weird utopia" --
Self-making in southwestern towns --
The domestic foundations of self-determination --
The voluntary bonds of friendship --
Southwestern histories for a divided market --
Slave characters and the problem of human nature --
Slavery and political trust --
Self-determination and slavery in conflict.
|Series Title:||Cambridge studies on the American South.|
|Responsibility:||Johanna Nicol Shields.|
"These life histories drive home a key paradox about those who benefit most directly from the inequalities of modern market economies. They always measure to the future with an accounting method that
- Southern States -- Intellectual life -- 19th century.
- American literature -- Southern States -- History and criticism.
- Authors, American -- Southern States -- Political and social views.
- Politics and literature -- Southern States -- History -- 19th century.
- Whites -- Southern States -- Attitudes -- History -- 19th century.
- Liberty in literature.
- Slavery in literature.
- HISTORY / United States / 19th Century.