Mastered by the Clock

Mastered by the Clock

Mastered by the Clock is the first work to explore the evolution of clock-based time consciousness in the American South. Challenging traditional assumptions about the plantation economy's reliance on a premodern, nature-based conception of time, Mark M. Smith shows how and why southerners--particularly masters and their slaves--came to view the clock as a legitimate arbiter of time. Drawing on an extraordinary range of eighteenth- and nineteenth-century archival… (more)

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Publisher: The University of North Carolina Press (November 09, 2000)

Page count: 328 pages

Language: English


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