David Brion Davis, The Problem of Slavery in the Age of Revolution 1770-1823
A Giant of the Study of Slavery!
The Problem of Slavery in the Age of Revolution is the second volume of the late David Brion Davis’ magnificent series on the history of slavery.
Following the Pulitzer Prize-winning The Problem of Slavery in Western Culture, this volume analyzes the rise of anti-slavery thought in Europe and America during the Industrial Revolution. Davis analyzes debates in Europe and the United States that led, gradually, to the ideological and legal shifts against the institution of slavery.
Davis’ life-long project of writing on “The Problem of Slavery…” resulted in these three volumes: The Problem of Slavery in Western Culture (1967). The Problem of Slavery in the Age of Revolution 1770-1823 (1975). The Problem of Slavery in the Age of Emancipation (2014).
Historian Ira Berlin wrote, “No scholar has played a larger role in expanding contemporary understanding of how slavery shaped the history of the United States, the Americas, and the world than David Brion Davis.”
Davis, David Brion. THE PROBLEM OF SLAVERY IN THE AGE OF REVOLUTION 1770-1823. Ithaca & London: (1975). 1st edition, 576p. Near fine condition; dust jacket; SIGNED book plate mounted on title page.