The mind of the master class history and faith in the southern slaveholders worldview elizabeth fox genovese eugene d genovese on amazoncom free shipping on qualifying offers presenting many slaveholders as intelligent honorable and pious men and women this study asks how people who were admirable in so many ways could have presided over a social system that inflicted gross abuse . The mind of the master class is a brilliant articulation of the souths defense of the slave labor system it explores the three arguments of morality politics and economics swirling about the problem of slavery from the southern viewpoint without providing any justification for southern rationalization or excuse. The mind of the master class history and faith in the southern slaveholders worldview review randall m miller the catholic historical review volume 93 number 4 october 2007 pp. The mind of the master class history and faith in the southern slaveholders worldview by elizabeth fox genovese and eugene d genovese cambridge cambridge university press 2005 xiii plus 828 pp 3199 the genoveses long anticipated the mind of the master class precisely details selected . The mind of the master class tells of americas greatest historical tragedy a great many of the slaveholding men and women were intelligent honorable and pious yet these very people admirable in so many ways presided over a social system that proved itself an enormity and inflicted horrors on their slaves
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