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  • Paperback: 208 pages
  • Publisher: Perseus; Reprint edition (26 Sept. 1990)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0064301826
  • ISBN-13: 978-0064301824
  • Product Dimensions: 14 x 1.2 x 21 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (1 customer review)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 247,056 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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This study of American slavery focuses initially on the drastic revisions in the historical debate on slavery and the present understanding of 'the peculiar institution.' It gives a concise explanation of the nature of American slavery and its impact on the slaves themselves and on Southern society and culture.

About the Author

PETER J. PARISH was Mellon Senior Research Fellow at the University of Cambridge, and author of Slavery: History and Historians and The American Civil War.

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Great resource for History A level coursework. Arrived within despatch timeframe and well packaged to ensure no damage in transit
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HASH(0x9b67d250) out of 5 stars Great overview of slavery and its historians 28 Feb. 2011
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Originally published in 1989, this compact volume remains an excellent overview of American slavery. As indicated by its subtitle, the book provides both a basic history of American slavery and a synopsis of the works by key historians in the field. One of the problems facing lay readers, as Parish points out, is that the subject tends to excite an intense level of thesis / antithesis arguments. Thus to read any of the major historians of the peculiar institution who emerged in the second half of the 20th century (Stanley Elkins, Kenneth Stampp, Engerman & Fogel, Eugene Genovese, James Oakes, Ira Berlin) is to view slavery from just one of many perspectives. Of course, one has the option of making one's way through these various accounts--a formidable task. Or one can read Parish's succinct 188 page book, which includes a marvelous bibliographic essay, and have an enlightened vantage point from which to decide what further avenues to pursuit.
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