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Tobacco and Slaves

The Development of Southern Cultures in the Chesapeake, 1680–1800

Allan Kulikoff


Paper: 978-0-8078-4224-9 ($33.95)

Copyright 1986
University of North Carolina Press

A Prize-Winning Book

  • Francis Butler Simkins Award, Southern Historical Association (1987)
  • John H. Dunning Prize, American Historical Association (1987)
  • Maryland Historical Society Book Prize (1988)

Description

Tobacco and Slaves is a major reinterpretation of the economic and political transformation of Chesapeake society from 1680 to 1800. Building upon massive archival research in Maryland and Virginia, Allan Kulikoff provides the most comprehensive study to date of changing social relations—among both blacks and whites—in the eighteenth-century South. He links his arguments about class, gender, and race to the later social history of the South and to larger patterns of American development.

Allan Kulikoff is professor of history at Northern Illinois University and author of The Agrarian Origins of American Capitalism.


About the Author

Allan Kulikoff is professor of history at Northern Illinois University and author of The Agrarian Origins of American Capitalism.


Reviews

An insightful analysis of specific tobacco-growing regions (most notably, Prince George’s County, Maryland) and a sweeping synthesis of early Chesapeake history focused on the origins of a distinctive southern way of life.

--Paul G. E. Clemens


Will undoubtedly exert a major influence on future studies of the colonial and antebellum South. . . . Tobacco and Slaves, is sure to become a landmark in the historiography of the American South.

--Rachel N. Klein


Will undoubtedly exert a major influence on future studies of the colonial and antebellum South. . . . Tobacco and Slaves is sure to become a landmark in the historiography of the American South.

--Rachel N. Klein, Journal of Southern History