Challenging the Boundaries of Slavery
By (author) David Brion Davis
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Challenging the Boundaries of Slavery by David Brion Davis
Book DescriptionIn this engaging book, David Brion Davis offers an illuminating perspective on American slavery. Starting with a long view across the temporal and spatial boundaries of world slavery, he traces continuities from the ancient world to the era of exploration, with its expanding markets and rise in consumption of such products as sugar, tobacco, spices and chocolate, to the conditions of the New World settlement that gave rise to a dependence on the forced labour of millions of African slaves. With the American Revolution, slavery crossed another kind of boundary, in a psychological inversion that placed black slaves outside the dream of liberty and equality - and turned them into the Great American Problem.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780674019850
(171mm x 100mm x 11mm)
Imprint: Harvard University Press
Publisher: Harvard University Press
Publish Date: 2-May-2006
Country of Publication: United States
Books By Author David Brion Davis
Inhuman Bondage, Paperback (June 2008)
Inhuman Bondage is the definitive study of slavery for our time, providing a global perspective on the subject with an emphasis on the United States. Davis is one of our preeminent historians and the authority on America's greatest historical problem.
Fear of Conspiracy, Paperback (February 2008)
The Fear of Conspiracy brings together 85 speeches, documents, and writings that illustrate the role played in American history by the fear of conspiracy and subversion.
In the Image of God, Hardback (January 2002)» View all books by David Brion Davis
A meditation on the origins, experience and legacy of the institution of slavery. A series of interlocking essays cover topics such as slave resistance, the historical construction of race, and the connections between the abolitionist movement and the struggle for women's rights.
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Author Biography - David Brion Davis
David Brion Davis is Sterling Professor of History, Emeritus, and Director of the Gilder Lehrman Center for the Study of Slavery, Resistance, and Abolition at Yale University.
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