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Inhuman bondage : the rise and fall of slavery in the New World

David Brion Davis.
  • Oxford, England ; New York : Oxford University Press, ©2006.
  • xv, 440 pages, [8] p. of plates : illustrations maps ; 24 cm.
Subjects
Summary
  • "Inhuman Bondage offers a compelling narrative that links together the profits of slavery, the pain of the enslaved, and the legacy of racism. It is the portrait of the dark side of the American dream. Yet it offers an inspiring example as well - the story of how abolitionists, barely a fringe group in the 1770s, successfully fought, in the space of a hundred years, to defeat one of human history's greatest evils."--BOOK JACKET.
Contents
  • The Amistad test of law and justice
  • The ancient foundations of modern slavery
  • The origins of anti-Black racism in the New World
  • How Africans became integral to New World history
  • The Atlantic slave system : Brazil and the Caribbean
  • Slavery in Colonial North America
  • The problem of slavery in the American Revolution
  • The impact of the French and Haitian revolutions
  • Slavery in the nineteenth-century South I : from contradiction to defense
  • Slavery in the nineteenth-century south II
  • Some nineteenth-century slave conspiracies and revolts
  • Explanations of British abolitionism
  • Abolitionism in America
  • The politics of slavery in the United States
  • The Civil War and slave emancipation.
Other information
  • Includes bibliographical references (p. [333]-413) and index.
ISBN
  • 0195140737 (alk. paper)
Identifying numbers
  • EAN: 9780195140736
  • LCCN: 2005031850
  • OCLC: 62281901