Cambridge University Press
"Slavery in the Abstract"Elite southerners argued in the antebellum era that hierarchy was natural to society and that enslavement was better for propertyless laborers than free agency as experienced by wage workers in the North and in Europe. Urban workers especially lived as impoverish....
Schwartz, Marie Jenkins
"Slavery in White and Black: Class and Race in the Southern Slaveholders' New World Order,"
Civil War Book Review: Vol. 11
Available at: https://digitalcommons.lsu.edu/cwbr/vol11/iss3/17