The Era of Slavery Comparison Essay by cee-cee

The Era of Slavery
A comparison of "Slavery: A Problem in American Institutional and Intellectual Life" by Stanley M. Elkins and "Ordeal By Fire: The Civil War and Reconstruction" by James M. McPherson.
# 114923 | 1,395 words | 2 sources | APA | 2009 | US
Published on Jun 29, 2009 in English (Comparison) , African-American Studies (Slavery)


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Description:

This paper compares the way in which Stanley Elkins, in "Slavery: A Problem in American Institutional and Intellectual Life", and James McPherson, in "Ordeal by Fire: The Civil War and Reconstruction", both introduce their works and how both works deal with the subject of church influence, slaves' autonomy over their lives and the laissez faire form of capitalism. The paper then examines both authors' evidence and compares which work is the more accurate one.

Outline:
Introduction
Religion
Slaves and Masters
Laissez Faire Capitalism
Evidence Presented for Their Books
Which Author is More Accurate

Sample of Sources Used:

  • Elkins, Stanley M. (1968). Slavery: A Problem in American Institutional and Intellectual Life.Chicago: The University of Chicago Press.
  • McPherson, James M. (1982). Ordeal By Fire: The Civil War and Reconstruction. New York:Alfred A. Knopf.

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