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

 
 
 
 
The Problem of Slavery in the Age of Revolution, 1770-1823
Author: David Brion Davis
ISBN 13: 9780195126716
ISBN 10: 195126718
Edition: 2 Sub
Publisher: Oxford University Press
Publication Date: 1999-04-15
Format: Paperback
Pages: 576
List Price: $56.00
 
 

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 Western Culture 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 argument within the historiographic debates of the last two decades.

National Book Award Citation

The Problem of Slavery in the Age of Revolution by David Brion Davis is a work of majestic scale, written with great skill. It explores the growing consciousness, during a half century of revolutionary change, of the oldest and most extreme form of human exploitation. Concentrating on the Anglo-American experience, the historian also pursues his theme wherever it leads in western culture. His book is a distinguished example of historical scholarship and art.