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From Homicide to Slavery: Studies in American Culture by Davis, David Brion
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From Homicide to Slavery: Studies in American Culture

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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.


Binding Type: Paperback
Author: Davis, David Brion
Published: 11/24/1988
Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA
ISBN: 9780195054187
Pages: 320
Weight: 0.92lbs
Size: 8.36h x 7.00w x 0.79d
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Color: Blue, Purple, White
Size: 20, 24
Material: 100% Polyester
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