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15

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2019

Masterless Men: Poor Whites and Slavery in the Antebellum South

Written by: Keri Leigh Merritt

 
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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. This episode is also available on Apple PodcastsGoogle PlayStitcher and Spotify.

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About the Author: Keri Leigh Merritt

Keri Leigh Merritt is an independent scholar in Atlanta, Georgia. Merritt's work on poverty and inequality has garnered multiple awards, and she is a co-editor of a volume on American South labor history....

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