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In the image of God : religion, moral values, and our heritage of slavery

Author: David Brion Davis
Publisher: New Haven : Yale University Press, ©2001.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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In this broad-ranging book, the preeminent authority on the history of slavery meditates on the origins, experience, and legacy of this "peculiar institution." David Brion Davis begins with a substantial and highly personal introduction in which he discusses some of the major ideas and individuals that have shaped his approach to history. He then presents a series of interlocking essays that cover topics including
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Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: David Brion Davis
ISBN: 0300088140 9780300088144
OCLC Number: 46822428
Language Note: English.
Description: 392 pages ; 25 cm
Contents: pt. 1. From religion to slavery. --
Reinhold Niebuhr : an American Jeremiah --
Martin Luther King, Jr. --
Religion and American culture --
The other Zion : American Jews and the meritocratic experiment --
The slave trade and the Jews --
Jews and Blacks in America --
pt. 2. Historians of two generations. --
The rebel : C. Vann Woodward --
A tribute to Woodward --
Southern comfort : Eugene D. Genovese --
pt. 3. Origins. --
At the heart of slavery --
Slaves in Islam --
A big business --
The triumph of the country --
The labyrinth of slavery --
The significance of the Northwest Ordinance of 1787 --
The benefit of slavery --
Capitalism, abolitionism, and hegemony --
pt. 4. The violence of slavery as experienced. --
The white world of Frederick Douglass --
Life and death in slavery --
The ends of slavery --
White wives and slave mothers --
Terror in Mississippi --
pt. 5. From the construction of race to the American dilemma and the feminist revolution. --
Constructing race : a reflection --
The culmination of racial polarities and prejudice --
The American dilemma --
The other revolution.
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