From Homicide to Slavery

From Homicide to Slavery

Author: David Brion Davis

Publisher: Oxford University Press on Demand

ISBN: 9780195054187

Category: Political Science

Page: 305

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For more than twenty years David Brion Davis has been recognized as a leading authority on the moral and ideological responses to slavery in the Western world. From Homicide to Slavery, Davis's first book of collected essays, brings together selections reflecting his wide-ranging interests in colonial history, Afro-American history, the social sciences, and American literature. The essays are interconnected by Davis's central concern with violence, irrationality, and the definition of moral limits during a period when Americans believed they were breaking free from historical constraints and acquiring new powers of self-perfection. Topics range from a socially revealing murder trial in 1843 to debates over capital punishment, movements of counter-subversion, the iconography of race, the cowboy as an American hero, the portrayal of violence in American literature, the historiography of slavery, and the British and American antislavery movements.
From Homicide to Slavery
Language: en
Pages: 305
Authors: David Brion Davis
Categories: Political Science
Type: BOOK - Published: 1986 - Publisher: Oxford University Press on Demand

For more than twenty years David Brion Davis has been recognized as a leading authority on the moral and ideological responses to slavery in the Western world. From Homicide to Slavery, Davis's first book of collected essays, brings together selections reflecting his wide-ranging interests in colonial history, Afro-American history, the
The Historical Encyclopedia of World Slavery
Language: en
Pages: 805
Authors: Junius P. Rodriguez
Categories: Reference
Type: BOOK - Published: 1997 - Publisher: ABC-CLIO

Looks at historical arguments made for slavery and abolition, slavery systems in various countries, related legal cases, slave rebellions, slave biographies, the history of the slave trade, and the teachings of various religions concerning slavery
A SKETCH OF THE LAWS RELATING TO SLAVERY IN THE SEVERAL STATES
Language: en
Pages:
Authors: GEORGE MCDOWELL STROUD
Categories: Reference
Type: BOOK - Published: 1856 - Publisher:

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Language: en
Pages: 793
Authors: Junius P. Rodriguez
Categories: History
Type: BOOK - Published: 2007-01-01 - Publisher: ABC-CLIO

A comprehensive, contextual presentation of all aspects—social, political, and economic—of slavery in the United States, from the first colonization through Reconstruction.
Daniel O'Connell and the Anti-Slavery Movement
Language: en
Pages: 240
Authors: Christine Kinealy
Categories: History
Type: BOOK - Published: 2015-10-06 - Publisher: Routledge

Previous histories on O’Connell have dealt predominantly with his attempts to secure a repeal of the 1800 Act of Union and on his success in achieving Catholic Emancipation in 1829, Kinealy focuses instead on the neglected issue of O’Connell’s contribution to the anti-slavery movement in the United States.