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The Resource The sweetness of life : southern planters at home, Eugene D. Genovese ; edited by Douglas Ambrose

The sweetness of life : southern planters at home, Eugene D. Genovese ; edited by Douglas Ambrose

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The sweetness of life : southern planters at home
Title
The sweetness of life
Title remainder
southern planters at home
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Eugene D. Genovese ; edited by Douglas Ambrose
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eng
Summary
This book examines the home and leisure life of planters in the antebellum American South. Based on a lifetime of research by the late Eugene Genovese (1930-2012), with an introduction and epilogue by Douglas Ambrose, The Sweetness of Life presents a penetrating study of slaveholders and their families in both intimate and domestic settings: at home; attending the theatre; going on vacations to spas and springs; throwing parties; hunting; gambling; drinking and entertaining guests, completing a comprehensive portrait of the slaveholders and the world that they built with slaves. Genovese subtly but powerfully demonstrates how much politics, economics, and religion shaped, informed, and made possible these leisure activities. A fascinating investigation of a little-studied aspect of planter life, The Sweetness of Life broadens our understanding of the world that the slaveholders and their slaves made; a tragic world of both 'sweetness' and slavery
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YDX
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1930-2012,
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Genovese, Eugene D.
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
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bibliography
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1957-
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Ambrose, Douglas
Series statement
Cambridge studies on the American South
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  • Plantations
  • Southern States
  • Manners and customs
  • Plantations
  • Southern States
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The sweetness of life : southern planters at home, Eugene D. Genovese ; edited by Douglas Ambrose
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Includes bibliographical references and index
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volume
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  • nc
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rdacarrier
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text
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  • txt
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rdacontent
Control code
988165436
Dimensions
23 cm
Extent
xxxii, 275 pages
Isbn
9781316502891
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)988165436
Label
The sweetness of life : southern planters at home, Eugene D. Genovese ; edited by Douglas Ambrose
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
988165436
Dimensions
23 cm
Extent
xxxii, 275 pages
Isbn
9781316502891
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)988165436

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