Good. 8vo-over 7¾"-9¾" tall. Light Creasing on Front, Rear Covers, Spine; Front, Rear Covers, Spine Lightly Chipped; Spine Slightly Cocked; Moderate Moisture Damage (Staining); Edges Lightly Soiled; Moderate Yellowing, Due to Age, Sun Exposure. SUB-TITLE: A Modern Reader. CONTENTS: PART I: SLAVERY AND THE AMERICAN IDEA The Founding Fathers and Slavery-by William W. Freehling; The Constitution and the Slave Trade-by David Brion Davis; Slavery and Race: The Southern Dilemma-by George M. Fredrickson; PART II: SLAVES AND MASTERS To Make Them Stand in Fear-by Kenneth M. Stampp; Punishment and Rewards-by Robert William Fogel and Stanley L. Engerman; Property Rights in Man-by Robert William Fogel and Stanley L. Engerman; Slave Work Habits and the Protestant Ethic-by Herbert G. Gutman; PART III: SLAVE CULTURE The Gospel in the Quarters-by Eugene D. Genovese; Slave Songs and Slave Consciousness-by Lawrence W. Levine; Because She Was My cousin-by Herbert G. Gutman; PART IV: SLAVE PERSONALITY Slavery and Negro Personality-by Stanley M. Elkins; Rebels and Sambos-by Kenneth M. Stampp; PART V: ASSESSMENTS On Eugene D. Genovese's "Roll, Jordan, Roll: The World the Slaves Made, " and Other Works-by Richard H. King; On Herbert G. Gutman's "The Black Family in Slavery and Freedom, 1750-1925"-by George M. Fredrickson; A Selected Modern Bibliography. SYNOPSIS: Upon publication of the second edition of this classic text-reader the Choice reviewer noted: "When the first edition...appeared in 1968, it was widely acclaimed as the finest anthology on the subject in print. Its second edition adds strength to this judgment...The new edition...remains the finest single-volume introduction to scholarly interpretations of slavery in print." Its content was also praised by The History Teacher: "The selections...are well chosen, ...the general introduction is excellent, and the 30-page bibliography is, quite simply, one of the best available." Maintaining these high standards of excellence, the third edition incorporates a new body of significant and at times controversial literature in its focus on new questions about the institution of slavery and about the social and cultural response of blacks to their enslavement. Reflecting the era of investigation which has blossomed in the past few years, the third edition includes selections from the most important, imaginative, and stimulating recent works. Eight of the thirteen readings presented are new to this edition and cover issues of property rights, the relationship of the Constitution to slave trade, the Protestant ethic in relation to slave culture, and the black family. Notable new contributions are offered by Kenneth M. Stampp, Herbert G. Gutman, Eugene D. Genovese, and David Brion Davis, among others. The resulting collection continues to provide a balanced and up-to-date historiographical introduction to the study of American slavery, black, ethnic, and southern history, as well as to U.S. surveys. A considerably expanded bibliography includes further significant studies of American slavery published since the previous edition. Allen Weinstein is Professor of History at Smith College. Frank O. Gatell is Professor of History at the University of California at Los Angeles. David Sarasohn is Assistant Professor of History and Humanities at Reed College.
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