American Slavery, 1619-1877

American Slavery, 1619-1877

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Baker & Taylor
The author of the award-winning Unfree Labor: American Slavery and Russian Serfdom explores the ways in which slavery evolved and changed over two and a half centuries, discussing the dynamics between slaves and their masters and other topics.

McMillan Palgrave
A concise, engaging overview of American slavery from the beginning of the colonial era to emancipation and its aftermath. Kolchin takes a broad geographical perspective, putting American slavery in the context of a general trend toward use of forced labor on the periphery of an expanding Europe.This incisive synthesis fills a major gap for the general reader and for historians, who will find it both stimulating and appealing.


Book News
In this study the unusually broad chronological perspective begins with the colonial years and ranges through emancipation and the aftermath of the Civil War. The geographic perspective is also broad, and understanding of American slavery in the context of slavery elsewhere is a stimulus for the author's fresh interpretations of the American phenomenon and of African American culture and experience. Annotation copyright Book News, Inc. Portland, Or.

Blackwell North Amer
Peter Kolchin has written a concise, engaging overview of American slavery. His unusually broad chronological perspective begins with the colonial years and ranges through emancipation and the aftermath of the Civil War - exploring the ways in which slavery evolved and changed over two and a half centuries.
Kolchin takes a broad geographical perspective as well, putting American slavery in the context of slavery elsewhere. Slavery emerged in the American colonies as part of a general trend toward use of forced labor on the periphery of an expanding Europe. In the United States the "peculiar institution" differed in important ways from slavery in other countries.
Not least, American Slavery pays equal attention to slaves and their masters, focusing on the dynamic relationship between them and the centrality of that relationship to the Old South.
Slavery - its history, development, and the issues it raised over the centuries - remains at the core of the American experience. Peter Kolchin's incisive synthesis fills a major gap in that experience for the general reader and for historians, who will find it both stimulating and appealing.

Baker
& Taylor

Traces the history of slavery in America, compares it with slavery in other countries, and discusses the relationships between slaves and their masters

Publisher: New York : Hill and Wang, [1993]
Copyright Date: ©1993
ISBN: 9780809025688
080902568X
Branch Call Number: 306.362 KOLCH
Characteristics: xv, 304 pages ; 22 cm
Additional Contributors: Foner, Eric 1943-
Alternative Title: Slavery, 1619-1877

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