The passage supports which of the following statements about the Growth interpretation? A. It had been dismissed by earlier historians but has recently come to dominate antislavery historiography. B. It has recently received support from emerging scholarship on the nineteenth-century South. C. It was once very influential in antislavery historiography and has recently been reformulated. D. It has always been highly controversial and is still widely debated by historians. E. It has recently been discounted by emerging scholarship on utilitarian values in the nineteenth-century South.