The Problem of Slavery in the Age of Emancipation

The Problem of Slavery in the Age of Emancipation

David Brion Davis


Winner of the 2014 nationwide e-book Critics Circle Award for basic Nonfiction 

Shortlisted for the 
2014 Cundill Prize in ancient Literature

From the respected historian, the long-awaited end of the magisterial background of slavery and emancipation in Western tradition that has been approximately fifty years within the making.

David Brion Davis is without doubt one of the finest historians of the 20 th century, winner of the Pulitzer Prize, the nationwide e-book Award, the Bancroft Prize, and approximately each award given through the ancient occupation. Now, with The challenge of Slavery within the Age of Emancipation, Davis brings his staggeringly formidable, prizewinning trilogy on slavery in Western tradition to a detailed. once more, Davis deals unique and penetrating insights into what slavery and emancipation intended to american citizens. He explores how the Haitian Revolution respectively terrified and encouraged white and black americans, soaring over the antislavery debates like a bloodstained ghost, and he deals a stunning research of the advanced and misunderstood value of colonization—the venture to maneuver freed slaves again to Africa—to individuals of either races and all political persuasions. He vividly portrays the dehumanizing impression of slavery, in addition to the commonly unrecognized value of freed slaves to abolition. so much of all, Davis provides the age of emancipation as a version for reform and as among the best landmark of willed ethical growth in human history.

it is a huge and harrowing venture following the century of fight, uprising, and conflict that resulted in the eradication of slavery within the new world.  An in-depth research, a rigorous colloquy of rules, starting from Frederick Douglass to Barack Obama, from British commercial “wage slavery” to the Chicago World’s reasonable, The challenge of Slavery within the Age of Emancipation is an excellent end to at least one of the good works of yank heritage. primarily, Davis captures how the United States wrestled with demons of its personal making, and moved ahead.

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