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The problem of slavery in the age of emancipation / David Brion Davis.

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  • ISBN: 9780307269096 (hardback)
  • ISBN: 0307269094 (hardback)
  • Physical Description: xvii, 422 pages ; 24 cm
  • Edition: First Edition.
  • Publisher: New York : Knopf, 2014.

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Bibliography, etc. Note:
Includes bibliographical references (pages 345-403) and index.
Formatted Contents Note:
Some meanings of slavery and emancipation : dehumanization, animalization, and free soil -- The first emancipations : freedom and dishonor -- Colonizing blacks, part I: Migration and deportation -- Colonizing blacks, part II: The American Colonization Society and Americo-Liberians -- Colonizing blacks, part III: From Martin Delany to Henry Highland Garnet and Marcus Garvey -- Colonizationalist ideology : Leonard Bacon and "irremediable degradation" -- From opposing colonization to immediate abolition -- Free blacks as the key to slave emancipation -- Fugitive slaves, free soil, and the question of violence -- The Great Experiment : jubilee, responses, and failure -- The British mystique : black abolitionists in Britain--the leader of the Industrial Revolution and center of "wage slavery".
Summary, etc.:
"From the revered historian-winner of nearly every award given in his field-the long-awaited conclusion of his magisterial three-volume history of slavery in Western culture that has been more than fifty years in the making. David Brion Davis is one of the foremost historians of our time, and in this final volume in his monumental trilogy on slavery in Western culture he offers highly original, authoritative, and penetrating insight into what slavery and emancipation meant to Americans. He explores how the Haitian revolution terrified and inspired white and black Americans respectively, and offers a commanding analysis of the complex and misunderstood significance of "colonization"-the project to move freed slaves back to Africa-to members of both races and all political persuasions. Davis vividly portrays the dehumanizing impact of slavery, as well as the generally unrecognized importance of freed slaves to abolition. And he explores the influence of religion on American ideas about emancipation. Above all, he captures the ways in which America wrestled with the knotty problem of moving forward into an age of emancipation. This is a landmark work: a brilliant conclusion to one of the great works of American history"-- Provided by publisher.
Language Note:
Text in English.
Subject: Slavery > United States > History > 19th century.
Slaves > Emancipation > United States.
Free African Americans > History > 19th century.
Antislavery movements > United States > History > 19th century.
Antislavery movements > Great Britain > History > 19th century.
African Americans > Colonization > Africa.
American Colonization Society.
HISTORY / United States / 19th Century.
SOCIAL SCIENCE / Ethnic Studies / African American Studies.
HISTORY / Social History.

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