Pas RA5 - JP Lyninger III African American Art to 1920...

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JP Lyninger III African American Art to 1920 Reading Assignment 5 Slavery and the Plantation Henry Drewry’s article focuses on the historical roots of slavery as an institution in North America, the attitudes that it created and fostered, and the possible psychological factors that governed race relations in the antebellum period, and in someway still govern these relations today. Drewry begins by examining the early historical scholarship and research into slavery. He finds the basic questions involved to be narrow in scope, consisting almost entirely on questioning the legal basis for slavery in America, and whether the institution were moral. By the early 20 th century, the scholarship was dominated by the view of slavery as ‘benign’ and having benefited blacks enormously at the cost of white society. It was not until the 1950’s that this view was challenged and defeated. This coincided with the rise of deeper questions for historians on the issue of slavery, and Drewry highlights in particular “What have been the problems created for American institutional
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This note was uploaded on 06/01/2008 for the course PAS 310 taught by Professor Douglas during the Summer '07 term at University of Louisville.

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