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Winner of the Lincoln Prize
Stampp’s classic study of American slavery as a deliberately chosen, practical system of controlling and exploiting labor is one of the most important and influential works of American history written in our time.
“A thoughtful and deeply moving book. . . . Mr. Stampp wants to show specifically what slavery was like, why it existed, and what it did to the American people.”—Bruce Catton
|Publisher:||Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group|
|Product dimensions:||5.24(w) x 8.01(h) x 0.97(d)|
About the Author
Kenneth M. Stampp was twice awarded John Simon Guggenheim Fellowships, held two fellowships at the Huntington Library, and has been a Visiting Fellow at All Souls College, Oxford. A specialist in ninteenth-century American history, he is the author of many books on that period, including The Era of Reconstruction. Mr. Stampp died in 2009.
Table of Contents
1. The Setting
2. From Day Clean to First Dark
3. A Troublesome Property
4. To Make Them Stand in Fear
5. Chattels Personal
7. Maintenance, Morbidity, Mortality
8. Between Two Cultures
9. Profit and Loss
10. He Who Has Endured
What People are Saying About This
A thoughtful, deeply moving book….Mr. Stampp wants to show specifically what slavery was like, why it existed, and what it did to the American people….There is a massive impact to this bookmade all the more effective by the fact that its author writes with a dispassionate and scholar objectivitywhich helps to make it one of the most valuable and memorable books ever written in this field.