The Resource Challenging the boundaries of slavery, David Brion Davis

Challenging the boundaries of slavery, David Brion Davis

Label
Challenging the boundaries of slavery
Title
Challenging the boundaries of slavery
Statement of responsibility
David Brion Davis
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
  • "In this book, David Brion Davis offers a perspective on American slavery. Across temporal and spatial boundaries, he traces slavery from the ancient world to the era of exploration - with its expanding markets in such products as sugar, tobacco, spices, and chocolate - to the conditions of New World settlement that led to dependence on African slave labor. In the American Revolution, the issue of slavery crossed a kind of psychological boundary that placed black slaves outside the dream of liberty and equality and turned them into the Great American Problem."
  • "Davis then delves into a single year, 1819, to explain how an explosive conflict over the expansion and legitimacy of slavery, together with reinterpretations of the Bible and the Constitution, pointed toward revolutionary changes in American culture. Finally, he examines the movement to colonize blacks outside the United States, the African-American impact on abolitionism, and the South's response to slave emancipation in the Caribbean, which led to attempts to morally vindicate slavery and export it into future American states. Challenging these boundaries of slavery ultimately brought on the Civil War, which effected emancipation long before it could have been achieved in any other way."
  • "This book views slavery in a new light and underscores the human tragedy at the heart of the American story."--Jacket
Member of
Cataloging source
N$T
Dewey number
306.3/62/0973
Index
index present
LC call number
E441
LC item number
.D248 2003eb
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
Series statement
The Nathan I. Huggins lectures
Label
Challenging the boundaries of slavery, David Brion Davis
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 95-106) and index
http://library.link/vocab/branchCode
  • net
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
mixed
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
The origins and nature of new world slavery -- 1819: signs of a new era -- African-American abolitionism and Southern fears
Control code
ocn433594130
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (115 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780674030251
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
http://library.link/vocab/recordID
.b35715248
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
  • (OCoLC)433594130
  • pebcs0674030257

Library Locations

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