The Origins of American Slavery: Freedom and Bondage in the English Colonies

The Origins of American Slavery: Freedom and Bondage in the English Colonies

by Betty Wood

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The Origins of American Slavery: Freedom and Bondage in the English Colonies by Betty Wood

The Hill and Wang Critical Issues Series: concise, affordable works on pivotal topics in American history, society, and politics.

The Origins of American Slavery is a short analysis that shows the complex rationale behind the English establishment of American slavery in the seventeenth and eighteenth centuries. This new assessment of a pivotal time in the formation of what was to become the United States offers thought-provoking insights into the English influence on the development of the "peculiar institution."

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780809016082
Publisher: Farrar, Straus and Giroux
Publication date: 03/28/1998
Series: Hill and Wang Critical Issues Series
Edition description: New Edition
Pages: 144
Sales rank: 359,421
Product dimensions: 5.50(w) x 8.50(h) x 0.33(d)

About the Author

Betty Wood, a fellow of Girton College, Cambridge, is the author of several award-winning articles and two previous books on American slavery.

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