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Reflections on David Potter’s The Impending Crisis, part 2

The following is part two in our ongoing roundtable on David Potter’s The Impending Crisis. For part one, by Frank Towers, go here.  The Impending Crisis: Supplementing David Potter with Hinton Helper By Keri Leigh Merritt, who works as an independent scholar in Atlanta, Georgia. She is the author of Masterless Men: Poor Whites and Slavery in the Antebellum South (Cambridge University Press, 2017) and the co-editor of Reviving Southern Labor History: Race, Class, and Power (forthcoming). Forty-one years after the publication of The Impending Crisis, David Potter’s work is still widely read. While many recent studies have amended or Read more