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Slavery and the Origins of the Civil War
Eric Foner
Teacher's Guide Contents

Ashworth, John. Slavery, Capitalism, and Politics in the Antebellum Republic, 1820-1850. New York: Cambridge University Press, 1995.

Berlin, Ira. Slaves without Masters: The Free Negro in the Antebellum South. New York: Pantheon, 1974.

Blassingame, John. The Slave Community: Plantation Life in the Antebellum South. Rev. ed. New York: Oxford University Press, 1979.

Clinton, Catherine. The Plantation Mistress: Woman's World in the Old South. New York: Pantheon, 1982.

Elkins, Stanley. Slavery. Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 1959.

Fields, Barbara J. Slavery and Freedom on the Middle Ground: Maryland during the Nineteenth Century. New Haven, Conn.: Yale University Press, 1985.

Fogel, Robert, and Stanley Engerman. Time on the Cross: The Economics of American Negro Slavery. Boston: Little, Brown, 1974.

Foner, Eric. Free Soil, Free Labor, Free Men: The Ideology of the Republican Party before the Civil War. New York: Oxford University Press, 1970.

Fox-Genovese, Elizabeth. Within the Plantation Household: Black and White Women of the Old South. Chapel Hill: University of North Carolina Press, 1988.

Genovese, Eugene D. The Political Economy of Slavery. New York: Pantheon, 1965.

--------. Roll, Jordan, Roll: The World the Slaves Made. New York: Pantheon, 1974.

Gienapp, William E. The Origins of the Republican Party, 1852-1856. New York: Oxford University Press, 1987.

Gutman, Herbert G. The Black Family in Slavery and Freedom, 1750-1925. New York: Pantheon, 1976.

Hahn, Steven. The Roots of Southern Populism: Yeoman Farmers and the Transformation of the Georgia Upcountry, 1850-1890. New York: Oxford University Press, 1983.

Harding, Vincent. There Is a River: The Black Struggle for Freedom in America. New York: Harcourt Brace Jovanovich, 1981.

Harris, J. William. Plain Folk and Gentry in a Slave Society: White Liberty and Black Slavery in Augusta's Hinterlands. Middletown, Conn.: Wesleyan University Press, 1985.

Holt, Michael. The Political Crisis of the 1850s. New York: Wiley, 1978.

Jones, Jacqueline. Labor of Love, Labor of Sorrow: Black Women, Work, and the Family from Slavery to the Present. New York: Basic Books, 1985.

Joyner, Charles. Down by the Riverside: A South Carolina Slave Community. Urbana: University of Illinois Press, 1984.

Kolchin, Peter. American Slavery, 1619-1877. New York: Hill & Wang, 1983.

------. Unfree Labor: American Slavery and Russian Serfdom. Cambridge, Mass.: Harvard University Press, 1987.

Levine, Bruce. Half Slave and Half Free: The Roots of Civil War. New York: Hill & Wang, 1992.

Levine, Lawrence W. Black Culture and Black Consciousness: Afro-American Folk Thought from Slavery to Freedom. New York: Oxford University Press, 1977.

McCurry, Stephanie. Masters of Small Worlds: Yeoman Households, Gender Relations, and the Political Culture of the Antebellum South Carolina Low Country. New York: Oxford University Press, 1995.

Potter, David M. The Impending Crisis, 1848-1861. New York: Harper & Row, 1976.

Silbey, Joel H. The Partisan Imperative: The Dynamics of American Politics before the Civil War. New York: Oxford University Press, 1985.

Stampp, Kenneth M. The Peculiar Institution: Slavery in the Antebellum South. New York: Knopf, 1956.

White, Dorothy Gray. Ar'n't I a Woman? Female Slaves in the Plantation South. New York: Norton, 1985.

Reprinted from Eric Foner, "Slavery, the Civil War, and Reconstruction," in the pamphlet series from the American Historical Association entitled The New American History, Revised and Expanded Editions, series ed. Eric Foner (American Historical Association, 1997).

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