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

Paperback | January 1, 1999

byDavid Brion Davis

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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 WesternCulture 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 argumentwithin the historiographic debates of the last two decades.

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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 WesternCulture and the second volume of a proposed t...

David Brion Davis is Sterling Professor of History at Yale University. A former President of the Organization of American Historians, he has won the Pulitzer Prize, the National Book Award, the Bancroft Prize, and the American Historical Association's Beveridge Award. His most recent book is The Boisterous Sea of Liberty: A Documentar...

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Format:PaperbackDimensions:576 pages, 9.02 × 5.98 × 1.42 inPublished:January 1, 1999Publisher:Oxford University Press

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ISBN - 10:0195126718

ISBN - 13:9780195126716

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Preface to the New EditionPrefaceNotes on TermsA Calendar of Events Associated with Slavery, the Slave Trade, and Emancipation, 1770-18231. What the Abolitionists Were Up Against2. The Seats of Power, I3. The Seats of Power, II4. The Boundaries of Idealism5. The Quaker Ethic and the Antislavery International6. The Emancipation of America, I7. The Emancipation of America, II8. The Preservation of English Liberty, I9. The Preservation of English Liberty, II10. Antislavery and the Conflict of Laws11. The Good BookEpilogue: Toussaint L'Ouverture and the Phenomenology of Mind

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"One of the most stunning books I have ever read....What is overpowering is the magnitude of the questions Davis asks and the seriousness with which he probes their complexities."--Sanford Levinson