The Resource Between Slavery and Capitalism : The Legacy of Emancipation in the American South, Martin Ruef

Between Slavery and Capitalism : The Legacy of Emancipation in the American South, Martin Ruef

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Between Slavery and Capitalism : The Legacy of Emancipation in the American South
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Between Slavery and Capitalism
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The Legacy of Emancipation in the American South
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Martin Ruef
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  • eng
  • eng
Summary
At the center of the upheavals brought by emancipation in the American South was the economic and social transition from slavery to modern capitalism. In Between Slavery and Capitalism, Martin Ruef examines how this institutional change affected individuals, organizations, and communities in the late nineteenth century, as blacks and whites alike learned to navigate the shoals between two different economic worlds. Analyzing trajectories among average Southerners, this is perhaps the most extensive sociological treatment of the transition from slavery since W.E.B. Du Bois's Black Reconstruction in America.In the aftermath of the Civil War, uncertainty was a pervasive feature of life in the South, affecting the economic behavior and social status of former slaves, Freedmen's Bureau agents, planters, merchants, and politicians, among others. Emancipation brought fundamental questions: How should emancipated slaves be reimbursed in wage contracts? What occupations and class positions would be open to blacks and whites? What forms of agricultural tenure could persist? And what paths to economic growth would be viable? To understand the escalating uncertainty of the postbellum era, Ruef draws on a wide range of qualitative and quantitative data, including several thousand interviews with former slaves, letters, labor contracts, memoirs, survey responses, census records, and credit reports.Through a resolutely comparative approach, Between Slavery and Capitalism identifies profound changes between the economic institutions of the Old and New South and sheds new light on how the legacy of emancipation continues to affect political discourse and race and class relations today
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Martin Ruef is the Egan Family Professor of Sociology and director of Markets and Management Studies at Duke University. He is the author of The Entrepreneurial Group (Princeton) and the coauthor of Organizations Evolving and Institutional Change and Healthcare Organizations.
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Ruef, Martin
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HC254.5.W53
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  • Business & Economics
  • Capitalism
  • Capitalism
  • Capitalism
  • Slave trade
  • Slave trade
  • Capitalism
  • Slave trade
  • Social Sciences
  • Sociology, other
  • Sociology
  • Wirtschaft
  • Social Science
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Between Slavery and Capitalism : The Legacy of Emancipation in the American South, Martin Ruef
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  • 3. Status Attainment among Emancipated Slaves
  • 4. Class Structure in the Old and New South
  • 5. The Demise of the Plantation
  • 6. Credit and Trade in the New South
  • 7. Credit and Trade in the New South
  • 8. Emancipation in Comparative Perspective
  • Appendix A. Data Sources and Sampling
  • Appendix B. Idiosyncrasy
  • Notes
  • References
  • Frontmatter
  • Index
  • Contents
  • List of Illustrations
  • List of Tables
  • Preface
  • Acknowledgments
  • 1. Institutional Transformation and Uncertainty
  • 2. Constructing a Free Labor Market
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unknown
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Core Textbook.
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1 online resource(304 p.)
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online
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9781400852642
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computer
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rdamedia
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c
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10.1515/9781400852642
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illustrations.
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not applicable
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remote
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  • (DE-B1597)454040
  • (OCoLC)984643499
  • (DE-B1597)9781400852642
Label
Between Slavery and Capitalism : The Legacy of Emancipation in the American South, Martin Ruef
Publication
Copyright
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • 3. Status Attainment among Emancipated Slaves
  • 4. Class Structure in the Old and New South
  • 5. The Demise of the Plantation
  • 6. Credit and Trade in the New South
  • 7. Credit and Trade in the New South
  • 8. Emancipation in Comparative Perspective
  • Appendix A. Data Sources and Sampling
  • Appendix B. Idiosyncrasy
  • Notes
  • References
  • Frontmatter
  • Index
  • Contents
  • List of Illustrations
  • List of Tables
  • Preface
  • Acknowledgments
  • 1. Institutional Transformation and Uncertainty
  • 2. Constructing a Free Labor Market
Dimensions
unknown
Edition
Core Textbook.
Extent
1 online resource(304 p.)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781400852642
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
Other control number
10.1515/9781400852642
Other physical details
illustrations.
Reformatting quality
not applicable
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
  • (DE-B1597)454040
  • (OCoLC)984643499
  • (DE-B1597)9781400852642

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