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Author Davis, David Brion, author.

Title The problem of slavery in the age of emancipation / by David Brion Davis. [Axis 360 electronic resource]

Edition First edition.
Publication Info. New York : Alfred A. Knopf, 2014.
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Description 1 online resource.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index.
Summary "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.
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.
American Colonization Society
African Americans -- Colonization
Antislavery movements
Free African Americans
Slaves -- Emancipation
Great Britain
United States
Chronological Term 1800 - 1899
Genre Electronic books.
Added Author Baker & Taylor Axis 360
Other Form: Print version: Davis, David Brion. Problem of slavery in the age of emancipation. First Edition 9780307269096 (DLC) 2013032893 (OCoLC)862575021
ISBN 9780385351652 (electronic bk.)
0385351658 (electronic bk.)
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