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Title:
The problem of slavery in the age of revolution, 1770-1823
Author:
Davis, David Brion.
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Publication Information:
New York : Oxford Universtiy Press, [1999]

©1999
Physical Description:
576 pages ; 24 cm
General Note:
First published in 1975 by Cornell University Press.
Language:
English
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ISBN:
9780195126716
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Book

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Summary

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.


Author Notes

David Brion Davis is Sterling Professor of History at Yale University and director of Yale's Gilder Lehrman Center for the Study of Slavery, Resistance, and Abolition. His previous books include The Problem of Slavery in the Age of Revolution, which won a National Book Award and the Bancroft Prize, and The Problem of Slavery in Western Culture which won a Pulitzer Prize.

(Publisher Provided) David Brion Davis (born February 16, 1927) is an American historian and Sterling Professor of History Emeritus at Yale University and director of Yale's Gilder Lehrman Center for the Study of Slavery, Resistance, and Abolition. His books include The Problem of Slavery in the Age of Revolution, which won a National Book Award and the Bancroft Prize in 1976, The Problem of Slavery in Western Culture which won a Pulitzer Prize in 1967, and The Problem of Slavery in the Age of Emancipation.

(Bowker Author Biography)


Table of Contents

Preface to the New Editionp. 9
Prefacep. 15
Notes on Termsp. 21
A Calendar of Events Associated with Slavery, the Slave Trade, and Emancipation, 1770-1823p. 23
1 What the Abolitionists Were Up Againstp. 39
2 The Seats of Power, Ip. 84
3 The Seats of Power, IIp. 113
4 The Boundaries of Idealismp. 164
5 The Quaker Ethic and the Antislavery Internationalp. 213
6 The Emancipation of America, Ip. 255
7 The Emancipation of America, IIp. 285
8 The Preservation of English Liberty, Ip. 343
9 The Preservation of English Liberty, IIp. 386
10 Antislavery and the Conflict of Lawsp. 469
11 The Good Bookp. 523
Epilogue: Toussaint L'Ouverture and the Phenomenology of Mindp. 557
Indexp. 565