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The problem of slavery in the age of Revolution, 1770-1823

Author: David Brion Davis
Publisher: Ithaca, N.Y. : Cornell University Press, 1975.
Series: Cornell paperbacks.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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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  Read more...

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Additional Physical Format: Davis, David Brion, 1927-
Problem of slavery in the age of Revolution, 1770-1823.
1993
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: David Brion Davis
ISBN: 0801408881 9780801408885 0801491568 9780801491566
OCLC Number: 1177035
Awards: American Historical Association Albert A. Beveridge Award, 1975.
Bancroft Prize, 1976.
Description: 576 pages ; 25 cm
Contents: 1. What the abolitionists were up against : "The problem of slavery in western culture": the argument summarized ; Demographic and economic trends, 1770-1823 ; The shifting interests of slave-trade diplomacy ; War and emancipation --
2. The seats of power, I : Prospects for reform ; Emancipation in non-slave societies ; Petitioning and representation --
3. The seats of power, II : The testing of parliamentary supremacy ; Sanction and jurisdiction in the United States: "migration and importation" ; Gestation of the "negative pregnant" ; Jurisdiction in the French revolution: the formula for loss of control ; Expansion and constraint --
4. The boundaries of idealism :The founding fathers and the debunkers ; Jefferson's uncertain commitment ; Philosophes pf the Caribbean ; The neutralization of antislavery in the south --
5. The Quaker ethic and the antislavery international : The Quaker initiative ; The solvent of wealth ; William Allen and the limitations of Quaker philosophy ; A preliminary assessment: the symbolism of slave and free labor --
6. The emancipation of America, I : The limits of revolutionary ideology ; Slavery as an obstacle to man's true destiny ; The penalty of being inconsistent --
7. The emancipation of America, II : How Negroes could help emancipate white Americans ; Race and reality ; The perishability of revolutionary time ; Declension and justification --
8. The preservation of English liberty, I : The English context compared with that of America and France ; Some political and ideological implications ; Antislavery as reinforcement of legitimate authority --
9. The preservation of English liberty, II : Slavery as the prime symbol of corruption ; Benevolence as the redemption of politics ; The slave system as a mirror for English society --
10. Antislavery and the conflict of laws : Property versus legal personality ; Personal dominion versus service ; Contract and consent: toward a free labor ideology ; Conflicting jurisdictions --
11. The good book : The perversion of Scripture: the Bible's bondage to slavery ; Apologetics and latitudinarian drift ; Initial slaves ; Jesuit intrigue ; Come sound the jubilee!
Series Title: Cornell paperbacks.
Responsibility: David Brion Davis.
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