By Elizabeth Fox-Genovese
Southern slaveholders proudly said themselves orthodox Christians, who accredited accountability for the welfare of the folks who labored for them. They proclaimed that their slaves loved a greater and safer lifestyles than any laboring type on the planet. Now, did it no longer stick to that the lives of employees of all races the world over will be immeasurably superior through their enslavement? within the outdated South yet in no different slave society a doctrine emerged between top priests, politicians, and intellectuals-- "Slavery within the Abstract," which declared enslavement the absolute best for all hard work despite race. They joined the Socialists, whom they studied, in believing that the free-labor approach, wracked by way of worsening classification battle, used to be collapsing. an essential query: to what volume did the folks of the different social periods of the South settle for so severe a doctrine? that query lies on the center of this e-book.