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  • ISBN: 0307269094 (hardback)
  • ISBN: 9780307269096 (hardback)
  • Physical Description: xvii, 422 pages ; 25 cm
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  • Edition: First Edition.
  • Publisher: New York : Alfred A. Knopf, 2014.

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Bibliography, etc. Note: Includes bibliographical references (pages 345-403) and index.
Formatted Contents Note: Some meanings of slavery and emancipation : dehumanization, animalization, and free soil -- The first emancipations : freedom and dishonor -- Colonizing blacks, part I: Migration and deportation -- Colonizing blacks, part II: The American Colonization Society and Americo-Liberians -- Colonizing blacks, part III: From Martin Delany to Henry Highland Garnet and Marcus Garvey -- Colonizationalist ideology : Leonard Bacon and "irremediable degradation" -- From opposing colonization to immediate abolition -- Free blacks as the key to slave emancipation -- Fugitive slaves, free soil, and the question of violence -- The Great Experiment : jubilee, responses, and failure -- The British mystique : black abolitionists in Britain--the leader of the Industrial Revolution and center of "wage slavery".
Summary, etc.: "From the revered historian--winner of nearly every award given in his field--the long-awaited conclusion of his magisterial three-volume history of slavery in Western culture that has been more than fifty years in the making. David Brion Davis is one of the foremost historians of our time, and in this final volume in his monumental trilogy on slavery in Western culture he offers highly original, authoritative, and penetrating insight into what slavery and emancipation meant to Americans. He explores how the Haitian revolution terrified and inspired white and black Americans respectively, and offers a commanding analysis of the complex and misunderstood significance of "colonization"--the project to move freed slaves back to Africa--to members of both races and all political persuasions. Davis vividly portrays the dehumanizing impact of slavery, as well as the generally unrecognized importance of freed slaves to abolition. And he explores the influence of religion on American ideas about emancipation. Above all, he captures the ways in which America wrestled with the knotty problem of moving forward into an age of emancipation. This is a landmark work: a brilliant conclusion to one of the great works of American history"--
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  • Booklist Reviews : Booklist Reviews 2013 December #1
    *Starred Review* The dehumanizing of enslaved Africans is the "problem of slavery" on which Davis focuses in the conclusion of his trilogy on slavery in Western culture, analyzing the psychology and immorality of slavery from antiquity to modern times. Davis explores the period from the Haitian Revolution, when enslaved Africans liberated themselves (triumphing over the mighty British and French militaries), to the Thirteenth Amendment and the end of American slavery, if not American racism. Haiti's slave rebellion inspired American freedmen and slaves and horrified whites with the prospect of a population determined to be free and possibly vengeful for their dehumanization. In between, the abolition movements in the U.S. and elsewhere challenged the very concept of slavery in "free" and democratic societies even as the growth of scientific racism and the colonization movement highlighted the complexity of liberating a people not exactly welcome as free on American shores. Davis, a Pulitzer Prize winner, explores the underappreciated role of former slaves in the push for abolition and the influence of religion in the debate about the morality of enslavement. This is a well-researched and broad historical and global analysis of the complex motives and actions on all fronts, highlighting the transcontinental tension between efforts by white society to dehumanize and the fight by freedmen and slaves for freedom, full humanity, and citizenship. Copyright 2013 Booklist Reviews.

Author Notes

David Brion Davis is Sterling Professor of History Emeritus at Yale University, and founder and Director Emeritus of Yale’s Gilder Lehrman Center for the Study of Slavery, Resistance, and Abolition. He has written and edited sixteen books, the most recent of which was Inhuman Bondage: The Rise and Fall of Slavery in the New World. He is also a frequent contributor to The New York Review of Books. He lives outside New Haven, Connecticut.

Subject: American Colonization Society.
HISTORY / Social History
SOCIAL SCIENCE / Ethnic Studies / African American Studies
HISTORY / United States / 19th Century
American Colonization Society.
African Americans Colonization Africa
Antislavery movements Great Britain History 19th century
Antislavery movements United States History 19th century
Free African Americans History 19th century
Slaves Emancipation United States
Slavery United States History 19th century
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