Plantation Society and Race Relations: The Origins of Inequality

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Plantation Society and Race Relations

The Origins of Inequality

EDITED BY Thomas J. Durant Jr. and J. David Knottnerus

PRAEGER Westport, Connecticut London

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Table of contents

Table of contents

  • Title Page iii
  • Contents vii
  • Preface xi
  • Acknowledgments xv
  • Introduction xvii
  • Bibliography xx
  • I Theoretical Perspectives 1
  • 1: The Slave Plantation Revisited: A Socoiological Perspective 3
  • Conclusion 13
  • Notes 14
  • Bibliography 14
  • 2: The Slave Plantation System from a Total Institution Perspective 17
  • Conclusion 25
  • Bibliography 26
  • 3: Plantation-Style Social Control: Oppressive Social Structures in the Slave Plantation System 29
  • Conclusion 39
  • Bibliography 39
  • 4: The Construction of Racial Meaning by Blacks and Whites in Plantation Society 41
  • Conclusion 49
  • Bibliography 50
  • II Social Institutions 51
  • 5: The Social Influence of Plantation Religion Among Anglo-American Colonists and African Slaves 53
  • Conclusion 61
  • Notes 62
  • 6: Up from the Plantation: The Survival of Rural Black Farm Families of Northeastern Louisiana, 1930-1970 65
  • Conclusion 73
  • Bibliography 74
  • 7: "I Looked for Home Elsewhere": Black Southern Plantation Families, 1790-1940 77
  • Conclusion 85
  • Bibliography 85
  • 8: The Profitability of Slavery: A Review of the Classical Economic Position 89
  • Conclusion 98
  • Bibliography 99
  • 9: Law and Race in the Slave Plantation System 101
  • Conclusion 109
  • Bibliography 110
  • III Race, Gender, and Social Inequality 111
  • 10: Plantation Slavery Among Native Americans: The Creation of a Red, White, and Black America 113
  • Conclusion 123
  • Bibliography 124
  • 11: Gender Roles in Slave Plantations 125
  • Conclusion 133
  • Bibliography 134
  • 12: Status Structures and Ritualized Relations in the Slave Plantation System 137
  • Conclusion 145
  • Notes 146
  • Bibliography 146
  • 13: The Social Demography of Plantation Slavery 149
  • Conclusion 159
  • Bibliography 160
  • IV Social Changes and Social Transformations 163
  • 14: The Plantation Lifeworld of the Old Natchez District: 1840-1880 165
  • Conclusion 177
  • Bibliography 178
  • 15: The Social Transformation of Plantation Society 181
  • Conclusion 190
  • Bibliography 190
  • 16: Plantations Without Slaves: The Legacy of Louisiana Plantation Culture 193
  • Conclusion 202
  • Bibliography 203
  • 17: "Gone with the Wind" Versus the Holocaust Metaphor: Louisiana Plantation Narratives in Black and White 205
  • Conclusion 218
  • Bibliography 219
  • V Conclusions 221
  • Conclusions and Suggestions for Future Research 223
  • Bibliography 229
  • Index 247
  • About the Contributors 253
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