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By Martha Jane Brazy

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terribly prosperous and influential, Stephen Duncan (17871867) used to be a landowner, slaveholder, and financier with a notable array of social, financial, and political contacts in preCivil struggle the United States. within the first biography of Duncan, Martha Jane Brazy paints a brand new portrait of antebellum existence through exploring Duncan's multifacted networks between elites in either the South and the North. Duncan grew up in a well-to-do Pennsylvania kinfolk with robust enterprise ties in Philadelphia. there has been little indication, notwithstanding, that he may develop into a sophisticated entrepreneur who might personal over fifteen plantations in Mississippi and Louisiana, jointly enslaving greater than thousand slaves. With kind and substance, Martha Jane Brazy describes either the advance of Duncan's companies and the lives of the slaves on whose hard work his empire used to be built. in line with Brazy, Duncan was once a "hybrid," no longer absolutely a southerner or a northerner. He was once additionally, Brazy indicates, a paradox. even if he placed down deep roots in Natchez, his sphere of impact was once nationwide in scope. even supposing his wealth was once vastly depending on the slaves he owned, he expected a conflict over the problem of slave possession approximately 3 a long time sooner than the onset of the Civil battle. A fabricated from either North and South, Duncan illuminates how and while the areas have been contradictory and after they might be made appropriate. maybe greater than the other planter studied so far, Duncan breaks the mildew created via historians to give an explanation for the southern slaveholding aristocracy. through connecting and contrasting the networks of this elite planter and people he enslaved, Brazy offers new insights into the "slaveocracy" of antebellum America.
AUTHOR BIO: Martha Jane Brazy is an assistant professor of historical past on the college of South Alabama in Mobile.

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By Martha Jane Brazy

ISBN-10: 0807131415

ISBN-13: 9780807131411

terribly prosperous and influential, Stephen Duncan (17871867) used to be a landowner, slaveholder, and financier with a notable array of social, financial, and political contacts in preCivil struggle the United States. within the first biography of Duncan, Martha Jane Brazy paints a brand new portrait of antebellum existence through exploring Duncan's multifacted networks between elites in either the South and the North. Duncan grew up in a well-to-do Pennsylvania kinfolk with robust enterprise ties in Philadelphia. there has been little indication, notwithstanding, that he may develop into a sophisticated entrepreneur who might personal over fifteen plantations in Mississippi and Louisiana, jointly enslaving greater than thousand slaves. With kind and substance, Martha Jane Brazy describes either the advance of Duncan's companies and the lives of the slaves on whose hard work his empire used to be built. in line with Brazy, Duncan was once a "hybrid," no longer absolutely a southerner or a northerner. He was once additionally, Brazy indicates, a paradox. even if he placed down deep roots in Natchez, his sphere of impact was once nationwide in scope. even supposing his wealth was once vastly depending on the slaves he owned, he expected a conflict over the problem of slave possession approximately 3 a long time sooner than the onset of the Civil battle. A fabricated from either North and South, Duncan illuminates how and while the areas have been contradictory and after they might be made appropriate. maybe greater than the other planter studied so far, Duncan breaks the mildew created via historians to give an explanation for the southern slaveholding aristocracy. through connecting and contrasting the networks of this elite planter and people he enslaved, Brazy offers new insights into the "slaveocracy" of antebellum America.
AUTHOR BIO: Martha Jane Brazy is an assistant professor of historical past on the college of South Alabama in Mobile.

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