Eugene Genovese was an American historian known for his work on the history of slavery in the southern United States. He focused on the social, political, and economic aspects of slavery and its aftermath. His most notable work, 'Roll, Jordan, Roll: The World the Slaves Made,' won the Bancroft Prize and is considered a seminal work in the field of American slavery studies.
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"Roll, Jordan, Roll" is a comprehensive exploration of slavery in the United States, specifically focusing on the complex relationships between slaves and their masters. The book examines how slaves managed to preserve their culture, humanity and dignity, while also highlighting the paradoxical nature of a system where slave owners were dependent on their slaves for their livelihoods. It delves into the ways in which slaves resisted their oppression, and the strategies they employed to survive and create their own communities within the confines of the brutal institution of slavery.