American Slavery: 1619-1877

Peter Kolchin
The single best short survey in America, now updated.Includes a New Preface and AfterwardIn terms of accessibility and comprehensive coverage, Kolchin's American Slavery is a singularly important achievement. Now updated to address a decade of new scholarship, the book includes a new preface, afterword, and revised and expanded bibliographic essay. It remains the best book to introduce a subject of profound and lasting importance, one that lies at the center of American history.

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Reviewed: 2019-05-17
Harrold (in "Subversives" LSU, 2003) uses Kolchin to claim that most Whites saw Black ppl as needing slavery to control...
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