Questioning Slavery by James WalvinQuestioning Slavery by James Walvin

Questioning Slavery

byJames WalvinEditorJames Walvin

Paperback | November 21, 1996

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For the best part of three centuries the material well-being of the western world was dependent on slavery. Yet these systems were mainly brought to a very rapid end. This text surveys the key questions of slavery, and traces the arguments which have swirled around its history in recent years. The latest findings on slavery are presented, and a comparative analysis of slavery in the English-speaking Americas is offered.
Title:Questioning SlaveryFormat:PaperbackDimensions:216 pages, 8.5 × 5.51 × 0.7 inPublished:November 21, 1996Publisher:Taylor and Francis

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ISBN - 10:0415153573

ISBN - 13:9780415153577

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Editorial Reviews

"Beginning students will gain some general information from the book's well-written essays...."-David Northrup, Boston College ..."finely crafted... ...very handy for provocative classroom discussion."-"Journal of American Ethnic History "The author has succeeded admirably, in slightly less than two hundred pages of text, in exploring the origins of slavery, the beginnings of racism, the impact of gender on enslavement, patterns of control and resistance, the emergence of an independent slave culture, and the ultimate victory of antislavery over the Western Hemisphere's planter class. "Questioning Slavery demonstrates the critical importance of African slvery, not simply to the United States, but to the entire world....This book is a welcome addition to the field of slavery studies and is an escellent introduction to the field."-"Journal of American History, 6/98 "A thoughtful history which makes good use of the abundant new scholarship on the English-speaking settlements of the Americas."-"Book News, Inc., 9/97 "Walvin's latest examination of slavery in the English-speaking Americas is especially valuable for scholars interested in the broader context of the institution.... The examination itself is refreshingly jargon-free and will prove accessible and valuable to American Studies departments."-"American Studies International