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Masterless Men: Poor Whites and Slavery in the Antebellum South

February 15, 2019

Keri Leigh Merritt joins Cambridge editor Debbie Gershenowitz in our New York office to talk about the white underclass in 19th-century America, and how even in the antebellum South, the 1% colluded to divide poor whites and blacks. Masterless Men has been awarded the 2018 SHA Bennett H. Wall Award and the 2018 SSHA President's Book Award.

Masterless Men: Poor Whites and Slavery in the Antebellum South is available now.

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