(7.) On the 1863 Indiana General Assembly, see Stampp
, Indiana Politics During the Civil War, 158-85; Lorna Lutes Sylvester, "Oliver P.
The works of Stampp
and Blassingame indicate that plantation field hands and house servants led very different lives.
notes that even when masters did not consciously mock their slaves in the ceremonies, "these affairs were as much performances for the whites as celebrations for the slaves."(85) Slaveowner George Fitzhugh wrote in 1854, "God makes masters ...
(74.) See Stampp
, America in I857 at 102-04, 109 (cited in note 72); Fehrenbacher, The Dred Scott Case at 565-66 (cited in note 24).
, Indiana Politics during the Civil War (1949; reprint, Bloomington, 1978), 191-254; Emma Lou Thornbrough, Indiana in the Civil War Era (Indianapolis, 1965), 180-224; Indiana Historical Collections, vol.
Since the work of Franklin and Stampp
appeared we have gained many more valuable monographs, the best of which, at least implicitly, have suggested new directions.
Historians such as Kenneth Stampp
insisted that the Reconstruction governments represented a bold effort to create an integrated society in the wake of slavery.
, The Imperiled Union: Essays on the Background of the Civil War (New York, 1980), chap.
He went on to earn a master's degree in history at Yale before returning to Berkeley to study under Kenneth Stampp
. His dissertation, published in 1987 as The Origins of the Republican Party, 1852-1856 (Oxford Univ.
, And The War Came: The North and the Secession Crisis (Baton Rouge: Louisiana State Univ.
describes the business community's response to secession as fairly conservative.
As Kenneth Stampp
has pointed out, Beard's "economic determinism, with its unsentimental assumption that practical economic concerns, not vague ideologies were at the core of reality, won numerous converts among historians of his day, especially among graduate students during the depression years of the 1930s." (Kenneth Stampp
, The Imperiled Union: Essays on the Background of the Civil War, [New York: Oxford University Press, 1980], 197).