The single best short survey in America, now es a New Preface and AfterwardIn terms of accessibility and comprehensive coverage, Kolchin’s. Peter Kolchin’s American Slavery, first published in in the widely acclaimed American Century Series edited by Eric Foner, is a useful and mas terly survey. peter kolchin’s american slavery: chapters and the economies of the british colonies that would eventually become the united states were not.

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For instance, he attributes both petfr development of paternalism and the lack of slave rebellions in part to this fact. Kolchin’s masterful survey is by far the best I have seen. Kolchin sets out to make a balanced survey which weighs all the different arguments that scholars have advanced about various aspects of slavery.

Instead of the usual Civil War rhetoric or views from the owner’s perspective, this book shows what it’s like inside the life of slaves and also compares it to other countries enforced labor around the same time. His comparisons show, for example, that American slaves were held in much smaller holdings and had way iolchin daily contact This is an excellent survey of the history and historiography of American slavery.

Got to amerocan into Gullah next. This book is very fascinating.

Paying equal attention to the slaves and the slaveholders, it is both comprehensive and fair-minded. Dec 17, Sophi Link rated it liked it. For example, he dismantles the idea that slavery made the South a more economically productive region than the North by demonstrating that the only reason for southern economic growth kolcin the use of more land. Per capita measurements reveal a southern economy that lagged far behind the North.


Here are a few gems. One person found this helpful. Much of what we know, or think we know, dates from the “antebellum” period of roughlywhen the planters began a reactionary movement that masked their economic interests behind racist kolchib paternalistic apologetics for the desirability of slavery for both master and slave. The only scholars he really discredits are the blatantly racist pre-Civil-Rights-Movement ones.

This novel gives great facts about the hard times that African Americans faced on an everyday basis. Thus, the book works incredibly well not only as a survey but as a guide to further research.

Shopbop Designer Fashion Brands. I would definitely recommend this novel to anyone who loves learning about slavery. The book is not an attempt to provide new original research, but to sum up the existing literature, and kolcchin that goal it succeeds brilliantly.

American Slavery, 1619-1877

His second goal is to maintain a view of slavery that incorporates the perspectives of the slaves, their masters, and the system as a whole. Pages with related products. Learn more about Amazon Prime.

It is, by its a title, a survey of American slavery over the period covered in the title. Kolchin begins the work with a study of the colonial period, focusing on how indentured servitude of Europeans was the norm until aroundwhen the amount of labor required far exceeded the amount of servants that Europe could provide.

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Now updated to address a decade of new scholarship, the book includes a new preface, afterword, Learn more about Amazon Giveaway. See all 27 reviews. Feb 08, Oliver Bateman rated it really liked it Shelves: I enjoyed this book immensely and recommend it to anyone interested in understanding the uniqueness of slavery in America. Books by Peter Kolchin. Well balanced history that provides a ton of insight in the current African American culture that is still practiced today.

Slavery is something no individual should have to face at any time of their life. I read the book because I took a class in a life long learning institute. If you’re looking for a good overview of American slavery, this is the book to go to. Klochin more Read less.

American Slavery

I enjoyed this book i This a top notch survey of the many aspects of American slavery. The World the Slaves Made. I read it for research and I did learn a few things I didn’t know and discovered some better resources in the bibliography, but it was disturbing to read a book about slavery in America from a white supremacist perspective–and I am certain the author didn’t intend that. Great for undergraduates and book reports.

This should be slzvery basis for high school study of the subject. I’d like to read this book on Kindle Don’t have a Kindle? A lesson on human trafficking, which still exists.