Foul Means

About the Author: Anthony S. Parent Jr.

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  • Paperback
  • 312 pages
  • Foul Means
  • Anthony S. Parent Jr.
  • English
  • 18 December 2017
  • 0807854867

Foul Means PDF EPUB Foul Means Challenging The Generally Accepted Belief That The Introduction Of Racial Slavery To America Was An Unplanned Consequence Of A Scarce Labor Market, Anthony Parent, Jr., Contends That During A Brief Period Spanning The Late Seventeenth And Early Eighteenth Centuries A Small But Powerful Planter Class, Acting To Further Its Emerging Economic Interests, Intentionally Brought Racial Slavery To Virginia Parent Bases His Argument On Three Historical Developments The Expropriation Of Powhatan Lands, The Switch From Indentured To Slave Labor, And The Burgeoning Tobacco Trade He Argues That These Were The Result Of Calculated Moves On The Part Of An Emerging Great Planter Class Seeking To Consolidate Power Through Large Landholdings And The Labor To Make Them Productive To Preserve Their Economic And Social Gains, This Planter Class Inscribed Racial Slavery Into Law The Ensuing Racial And Class Tensions Led Elite Planters To Mythologize Their Position As Gentlemen Of Pastoral Virtue Immune To Competition And Corruption To Further This Benevolent Image, They Implemented A Plan To Christianize Slaves And Thereby Render Them Submissive According To Parent, By The 1720s The Virginia Gentry Projected A Distinctive Cultural Ethos That Buffered Them From Their Uncertain Hold On Authority, Threatened Both By Rising Imperial Control And By Black Resistance, Which Exploded In The Chesapeake Rebellion Of 1730.

10 thoughts on “Foul Means

  1. Camilla says:

    This was an interesting argument I couldn t help seeing the book as a research paper since it had all the qualifications of academic scholarly writing If my capstone history professor had written his thesis on the evolution of slavery in colonial Virginia, it would read just like this book did That is to say, it was a wonderful read full of fascinating information regarding three main societal shifts that contributed to the culture of slavery in America agriculture, patriarchism, and Christi This was an interesting argument I couldn t help seeing the book as a research paper since it had all the qualifications of academic scholarly writing If my capstone history professor had written his thesis on the evolution of slavery in colonial Virginia, it would read just like this book did That is to say, it was a wonderful read full of fascinating information regarding three main societal shifts that contributed to the culture of slavery in America agriculture, patriarchism, and Christianity.Obviously the tobacco crop as the dominant source of wealth in Virginia was a large factor in the use of slaves The crop grew well and original farmers grew very rich off of its profits, leading to a huge land grab by newly landed Englishmen that could be intensified by greedy...

  2. Rachel says:

    Parent s main goal in this book is to investigatedeeply the time period between Bacon s Rebellion 1676 and the American Revolution in which Virginia moved solidly into a hierarchical society grounded in race based slavery He s not so much arguing against Edmund Morgan s American Slavery, American Freedom, as saying that Morgan s work, which as Parent reports it culminates in Bacon s rebellion, leaves out an important part of the story of the rise of slavery and the planter class in Vi Parent s main goal in this book is to investigatedeeply the time period between Bacon s Rebellion 1676 and the American Revolution in which Virginia moved solidly into a hierarchical society grounded in race based slavery He s not so much arguing against Edmund Morgan s American Slavery, American Freedom, as saying that Morgan s work, which as...

  3. behemothing says:

    Solid overview of the early decades of slavery in Virginia, specifically the growth of an elite planter class, the role of Christianity, and the transition from a baroque labor system of indentured servitude to one built around race based slavery Makes an argument for the centrality of planter elite ideology of patrimonialism in the consolidation of Virginia s socio economic system As a non specialist in this field, I got the most out of the chapters on the land grab creation of mass esta Solid overview of the early decades of slavery in Virginia, specifically the growth of an elite planter class, the role of Christianity, and the transition from a baroque labor system of indentured servitude to one built around race based slavery Makes an argument for the centrality of planter elite ideology of patrimonialism in the consolidation of Virginia s socio economic system As a non specialist in this fi...

  4. Christian Larsen says:

    Excellent and thorough history of the development of a tobacco economy and a slave society in VA, very well written history, but awfully boring.