• E-Books
  • Latest Catalogs
  • Books for Courses
  • Exhibits Listing
  • View Cart

467 pp., 6.125 x 9.25, 18 maps, 32 charts, 45 tables

Published for the Omohundro Institute of Early American History and Culture, Williamsburg, Virginia

Paper
ISBN  978-0-8078-4224-9
Published: August 1988

Tobacco and Slaves

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

By Allan Kulikoff


Awards & Distinctions

1987 John H. Dunning Prize, American Historical Association

1987 Francis Butler Simkins Award, Southern Historical Association

1988 Book Prize, Maryland Historical Society

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, Rutgers University

"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

Related Titles

<span style="" >Atlantic Africa and the Spanish Caribbean, 1570-1640</span>

Atlantic Africa and the Spanish Caribbean, 1570-1640

By David Wheat

African settlers in the early Spanish Caribbean Learn More »

<span style="" >The Wilmington Ten</span>

The Wilmington Ten

Violence, Injustice, and the Rise of Black Politics in the 1970s

By Kenneth Robert Janken

The compelling history of a struggle to rectify injustice Learn More »

<span style="" >Ku-Klux</span>

Ku-Klux

The Birth of the Klan during Reconstruction

By Elaine Frantz Parsons

A portrait of the Klan more vivid and more strange than any before Learn More »



© 2015 The University of North Carolina Press
116 South Boundary Street, Chapel Hill, NC 27514-3808
How to Order | Make a Gift | Privacy