[Marxism] Notes on David Brion Davis' review

Mark Lause MLause at cinci.rr.com
Wed Nov 1 16:37:27 MST 2006


If black and white servants were generally treated differently, there would
have been no need for the colonial authorities to promulgate legislation
mandating that they be treated differently.

There's a large body of literature on this question, which has been
extensively debated since the emergence of the civil rights movement...which
placed a rethinking of race on the agenda.  Nothing's really been added to
the material that's been there for a generation.

Overall, academe might get a passing grade on this...but only due to gross
grade inflation and a hangover excuse.....

ML








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