The Problem of Slavery in Western Culture

The Problem of Slavery in Western Culture

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This classic Pulitzer Prize-winning book depicts the various ways the Old and the New Worlds responded to the intrinsic contradictions of slavery from antiquity to the early 1770s, and considers the religious, literary, and philosophical justifications and condemnations current in the abolition controversy.
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Product details

  • Paperback | 528 pages
  • 127 x 198.12 x 35.56mm | 589.67g
  • Oxford University Press Inc
  • New York, United States
  • English
  • Reprint
  • black & white illustrations
  • 0195056396
  • 9780195056396
  • 555,840

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`Immensely learned, readable, disturbing.' New York Review of Books
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About David Brion Davis

Sterling Professor of History at Yale, author of Slavery and Human Progress (OUP 1984, Cloth; 1986, Paper)
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