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The Resource The problem of slavery in Western culture, David Brion Davis

The problem of slavery in Western culture, David Brion Davis

Label
The problem of slavery in Western culture
Title
The problem of slavery in Western culture
Statement of responsibility
David Brion Davis
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
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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Davis, David Brion
Dewey number
326
Index
no index present
LC call number
HT871
LC item number
.D3
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Slavery
  • Slavery and the church
  • Slavery
  • Slavery
Label
The problem of slavery in Western culture, David Brion Davis
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Bibliographical footnotes
Contents
The historical problem : slavery and the meaning of America -- Patterns of continuity in the history of servitude -- Slavery and sin : the ancient legacy -- The response to slavery in Medieval and early modern thought -- Changing views on the value and dangers of American slavery -- The legitimacy of enslavement and the ideal of the Christian servant : moral doubts and rationalizations -- The legitimacy of enslavement and the ideal of the Christian servant : the failure of Christianization -- The continuing contradiction of slavery : a comparison of British America and Latin America -- The continuing contradiction of slavery: emancipation, intermixture, and prejudice -- Religious sources of antislavery thought : Quakers and the sectarian tradition -- Religious sources of antislavery thought : the "man of feeling" in the best of worlds -- Religious sources of antislavery thought : collective guilt, private opinion, and commitment -- The Enlightenment as a source of antislavery thought : the ambivalence of rationalism -- The Enlightenment as a source of antislavery thought : utility and natural law -- The changing image of the Negro -- John Woolman's prophecy
Control code
ocm00261744
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
xiv, 505 pages
Lccn
66014348 8
Label
The problem of slavery in Western culture, David Brion Davis
Publication
Bibliography note
Bibliographical footnotes
Contents
The historical problem : slavery and the meaning of America -- Patterns of continuity in the history of servitude -- Slavery and sin : the ancient legacy -- The response to slavery in Medieval and early modern thought -- Changing views on the value and dangers of American slavery -- The legitimacy of enslavement and the ideal of the Christian servant : moral doubts and rationalizations -- The legitimacy of enslavement and the ideal of the Christian servant : the failure of Christianization -- The continuing contradiction of slavery : a comparison of British America and Latin America -- The continuing contradiction of slavery: emancipation, intermixture, and prejudice -- Religious sources of antislavery thought : Quakers and the sectarian tradition -- Religious sources of antislavery thought : the "man of feeling" in the best of worlds -- Religious sources of antislavery thought : collective guilt, private opinion, and commitment -- The Enlightenment as a source of antislavery thought : the ambivalence of rationalism -- The Enlightenment as a source of antislavery thought : utility and natural law -- The changing image of the Negro -- John Woolman's prophecy
Control code
ocm00261744
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
xiv, 505 pages
Lccn
66014348 8

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