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Myths of the Plantation Society: Slavery in the American South and the West Indies

by Dessens, Nathalie
Publisher: University Press of Florida
Retail Price: $55.00
Issue: Summer 2005
ISBN: 0813026822

Many constituents of Southern society pulled together to preserve and mythologize slave society. Dessens evaluates the systems of slavery in the American South and West Indies to understand why a comparable mythical characterization of West Indian slave society did not develop as it did in the American South.

review of Myths of the Plantation Society: Slavery in the American South and the West Indies, by Dessens, Nathalie, Civil War Book Review, (Summer 2005).