The Suppression of the African Slave-Trade to the United States of America, 1638-1870

The Suppression of the African Slave-Trade to the United States of America, 1638-1870

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by W. E. B. Du Bois
     
 

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Well-documented classic examines the South's plantation economy and its influence on the slave trade, the role of Northern merchants in financing the slave trade during the 19th century, and much more.

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Well-documented classic examines the South's plantation economy and its influence on the slave trade, the role of Northern merchants in financing the slave trade during the 19th century, and much more.

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W. E. B. Du Bois (1868-1963) was a champion of civil rights and the political and cultural voice of black Americans of his day. This is his doctoral dissertation for Harvard, examining slavery in Colonial America, its consideration by the Constitutional Convention, the plantation economy of the South and its influence on the slave trade, and the role of Northern merchants in financing the slave trade. This 1896 classic remains a model of historical research and writing. This is an unabridged republication of the edition first published by Harvard University Press, Cambridge, 1896. It includes a new, brief introduction. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780486409108
Publisher:
Dover Publications
Publication date:
05/27/1999
Series:
African American Series
Pages:
352
Product dimensions:
5.37(w) x 8.46(h) x 0.72(d)

Meet the Author

John Hope Franklin is James B. Duke Professor of History Emeritus and professor of legal history at Duke University. He has received more than eighty honorary degrees. His books include From Slavery to Freedom: A History of Negro Americans; Racial Equality in America; A Southern Odyssey: Travelers in the Antebellum North;and George Washington Williams: A Biography.

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The Suppression of the African Slave-Trade to the United States of America, 1638-1870 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 1 reviews.
chipstuart More than 1 year ago
A most brilliant book, published in 1898, and highlighting extraordinary scholarship, not often seen today. Few works are written with such clean prose, driving home the lessons of history in stunning clarity and power. A must read. By analogy, the failure of our "founders" to address the question of slavery and its irrefutable immorality suggests a calamity far greater than the civil war when one contemplates the same fecklessness and dithering concerning the moral imperative of "global warming" and the same failure to act on political and economic excuses. Most instructive.