Table of contents for The mind of the master class : history and faith in the Southern slaveholders' worldview / Elizabeth Fox-Genovese, Eugene D. Genovese.


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Part I. Cradled in the Storms of Revolution: 1. 'That Terrible Tragedy'; 2. The age of revolution through slaveholding eyes; 3. 'The Purest Sons of Freedom'; Entr'Acte: the bonds of slavery; Part II. The Inescapable Past: 4. History as moral and political instruction; 5. The slaveholders' quest for a history of the common people; 6. World history and the politics of slavery; 7. History as the story of freedom; Part III. Ancient Legacies, Medieval Sensibility, Modern Men: 8. In the shadow of antiquity; 9. Coming to terms with the Middle Ages; 10. The chivalry; 11. Chivalric slave masters; 12. Chivalric politics: Southern ladies take their stand; Part IV. A Christian People Defend the Faith: 13. A Christian people; 14. Unity and diversity among the faithful; 15. War over the Good Book; 16. Slavery: proceeding from the Lord; 17. The Holy Spirit in the word of God; 18. Jerusalem and Athens - against Paris; 19. Serpent in the garden: liberal theology in the South; 20. Theopolitics: golden rule, higher law, and slavery; Coda: St. John of Pottawatamie; Part V. At the Rubicon: 21. Between individualism and corporatism: from the reformation to the war for Southern Independence; 22. Past and future Caesars; Epilogue: King Solomon's dilemma.


Library of Congress subject headings for this publication:
Slaveholders -- Southern States -- Social life and customs.
Slaveholders -- Religious life -- Southern States.
Slaveholders -- Southern States -- Intellectual life.
Slavery -- Southern States -- Justification.
Slavery -- Moral and ethical aspects -- Southern States -- History.
Slavery -- Political aspects -- Southern States -- History.
Southern States -- Social life and customs -- 1775-1865.
Southern States -- Religious life and customs.
Southern States -- History -- Philosophy.