Book Reviews of The Ruling Race: A History of American Slaveholders

The Ruling Race: A History of American Slaveholders
The Ruling Race A History of American Slaveholders
Author: James Oakes
ISBN-13: 9780394521633
ISBN-10: 0394521633
Publication Date: 4/12/1982
Pages: 307
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Publisher: Knopf
Book Type: Hardcover
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James Oakes dicusses American slave holding class from the latter part of the eighteenth century to the Civil War.The southern economy depended on the slave system to generate and distribute wealth. I didn't realize that white southerners were not the only race that had black slaves. The planatations were not the commonality of the south. This book opened my eyes and gave me a realistic look at the southern point of view no matter how wrong it was.