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From homicide to slavery : studies in American culture

Author: David Brion Davis; Frank and Virginia Williams Collection of Lincolniana (Mississippi State University. Libraries)
Publisher: New York : Oxford University Press, 1986.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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This book collects essays by Davis, probably the outstanding living American intellectual historian. Much of the collection deals with violence and coercion in one form or another.

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Genre/Form: History
Aufsatzsammlung
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: David Brion Davis; Frank and Virginia Williams Collection of Lincolniana (Mississippi State University. Libraries)
ISBN: 0195040899 9780195040890 0195054180 9780195054187
OCLC Number: 13455889
Description: x, 305 pages ; 25 cm
Contents: Violence and Virility in American Culture --
Murder in New Hampshire --
The Movement To Abolish Capital Punishment in America, 1787-1861 --
Violence in American Literature --
Stress-Seeking and the Self-Made Man in American Literature, 1894-1914 --
The Redeeming West --
Ten-Gallon Hero --
The Deerslayer, A Democratic Knight of the Wilderness: Cooper, 1841 --
Marlboro Country --
Secrets of the Mormons --
Problems of Loyalty and Identity --
Patricide and Regicide --
Some Themes of Counter-Subversion: An Analysis of Anti-Masonic, Anti-Catholic, and Anti-Mormon Literature --
Some Ideological Functions of Prejudice in Ante-Bellum America --
The American Family and Boundaries in Historical Perspective --
Studies in Slavery and Antislavery --
Slavery, and the Post-World War II Historians --
Of Human Bondage --
Out of the Shadows --
New Sidelights on Early Antislavery Radicalism --
The Emergence of Immediatism in British and American Antislavery Thought --
James Cropper and the British Anti-Slavery Movement --
1821-23 --
1823-33 --
American Slavery and the American Revolution.
Responsibility: David Brion Davis.
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