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Cut the emotion; how did slavery-based agriculture work? Were slaves really "free labor"?
Slaves were expensive to buy and to maintain; only a few highly valuable... Read more
This is a great book for so many reasons. This in depth study explodes all of the lies and mythology surrounding slavery. For the most part slaves were treated very decently. Read morePublished 5 months ago by Henry Ford
"The material (and psychological) conditions of the lives of the slaves compared favorably with those of free industrial workers" (5). Read morePublished 5 months ago by Jared
With political correctness re-writing history and telling us that what someone wrote, they did not mean, and what someone said, they did not mean to say, this is a re-freshing look... Read morePublished 7 months ago by Peter Hyatt
Anyone interested n American history - a must read. Anyone wants to talk to me about slavery I merely ask if they have read this gook. Read morePublished 8 months ago by Bruce Hagen
This was a very controversial book when first announced, and as certain of the reviews here attest, to some extent it still is. Read morePublished 13 months ago by Arnold E. Bjorn
This book was written in the early seventies and must have been highly impactful at that time. Were a similar book to be written today there would be some different emphases and... Read morePublished 19 months ago by Patrick L. Boyle
Offers information that is not readily available compiled by scientists over many years and helps shape a very different picture of the Antebellum era from what little we are... Read morePublished on November 22, 2013 by John