The Problem of Slavery in the Age of Revolution, 1770-1823 / Edition 1

The Problem of Slavery in the Age of Revolution, 1770-1823 / Edition 1

by David Brion Davis
ISBN-10:
0195126718
ISBN-13:
9780195126716
Pub. Date:
04/15/1999
Publisher:
Oxford University Press, USA
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The Problem of Slavery in the Age of Revolution, 1770-1823 / Edition 1

David Brion Davis's books on the history of slavery reflect some of the most distinguished and influential thinking on the subject to appear in the past generation. The Problem of Slavery in the Age of Revolution, the sequel to Davis's Pulitzer Prize-winning The Problem of Slavery in Western Culture and the second volume of a proposed trilogy, is a truly monumental work of historical scholarship that first appeared in 1975 to critical acclaim both academic and literary. This reprint of that important work includes a new preface by the author, in which he situates the book's argument within the historiographic debates of the last two decades.

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ISBN-13: 9780195126716
Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA
Publication date: 04/15/1999
Edition description: Subsequent
Pages: 576
Product dimensions: 9.00(w) x 6.00(h) x 1.40(d)

Table of Contents

Preface to the New Edition
Preface
Notes on Terms
A Calendar of Events Associated with Slavery, the Slave Trade, and Emancipation, 1770-1823
1. What the Abolitionists Were Up Against
2. The Seats of Power, I
3. The Seats of Power, II
4. The Boundaries of Idealism
5. The Quaker Ethic and the Antislavery International
6. The Emancipation of America, I
7. The Emancipation of America, II
8. The Preservation of English Liberty, I
9. The Preservation of English Liberty, II
10. Antislavery and the Conflict of Laws
11. The Good Book
Epilogue: Toussaint L'Ouverture and the Phenomenology of Mind

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