From Homicide to Slavery: Studies in American Culture by David Brion DavisFrom Homicide to Slavery: Studies in American Culture by David Brion Davis

From Homicide to Slavery: Studies in American Culture

byDavid Brion Davis

Paperback | January 1, 1993

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For more than twenty years David Brion Davis has been recognized as a leading authority on the moral and ideological responses to slavery in the Western world. From Homicide to Slavery, Davis's first book of collected essays, brings together selections reflecting his wide-ranging interests incolonial history, Afro-American history, the social sciences, and American literature. The essays are interconnected by Davis's central concern with violence, irrationality, and the definition of moral limits during a period when Americans believed they were breaking free from historicalconstraints and acquiring new powers of self-perfection. Topics range from a socially revealing murder trial in 1843 to debates over capital punishment, movements of counter-subversion, the iconography of race, the cowboy as an American hero, the portrayal of violence in American literature, thehistoriography of slavery, and the British and American antislavery movements.
David Brion Davis is at Yale University.
Title:From Homicide to Slavery: Studies in American CultureFormat:PaperbackDimensions:320 pages, 7.99 × 5.31 × 0.67 inPublished:January 1, 1993Publisher:Oxford University Press

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ISBN - 10:0195054180

ISBN - 13:9780195054187

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"David Brion Davis...ranks among the most successful practitioners of sophisticated popular history. From Homicide to Slavery is a worthy testament to more than 20 years' study of America's cultural past....An eloquent union of social and scholarly commitments."--The PhiladelphiaInquirer