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American Mediterranean

Southern Slaveholders in the Age of Emancipation

  • List of Illustrations
  • Introduction
  • 1. The American Mediterranean
  • 2. The White Republic of the Tropics
  • 3. The Promise of Exile
  • 4. The Labor Problem
  • 5. Latitudes and Longitudes
  • Epilogue
  • Notes
  • Acknowledgments
  • Index

Awards & Accolades

  • Honorable Mention, 2009 Gordon K. & Sybil Lewis Award, Caribbean Studies Association
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Books influence us in untold ways, and the ones that influence us the most are often read in childhood. Harvard University Press Senior Editor Julia Kirby is reminded of this on the anniversary of the birth of one of this country’s most celebrated economists. This month would have brought Thomas Schelling’s one-hundredth birthday—and he got closer to seeing it than many mortals. The Nobel laureate economist died just five years ago, after a brilliant career as both a scholar and an advisor to US foreign policy strategists. What better day to dip into his classic work