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Honor and Slavery: Lies, Duels, Noses, Masks, Dressing as a Woman, Gifts, Strangers, Humanitarianism, Death, Slave Rebellions, the Proslavery Argument, Baseball, Hunting, and Gambling in the Old South

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The "honorable men" who ruled the Old South has a language all their own, one comprised of many apparently outlandish features yet revealing much about the lives of masters and the nature of slavery. As Greenberg so skillfully demonstrates, the language of honor embraced a complex system of phrases, gestures, and behaviors centered on deep-rooted values: asserting authority and maintaining respect. How these values were encoded in such acts as nose-pulling, dueling, and gift-giving is a matter that Greenberg takes up in a ...

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Honor and Slavery: Lies, Duels, Noses, Masks, Dressing as a Woman, Gifts, Strangers, Humanitarianism, Death, Slave Rebellions, the Proslavery Argument, Baseball, Hunting, and Gambling in the Old South
1997, Princeton University Press, Princeton

ISBN-13: 9780691017198

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Honor and Slavery: Lies, Duels, Noses, Masks, Dressing as a Woman, Gifts, Strangers, Humanitarianism, Death, Slave Rebellions, the Proslavery Argument, Baseball, Hunting, and Gambling in the Old South
1996, Princeton University Press, Princeton

ISBN-13: 9780691027340

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