I would highly recommend this book to any history buff, or anyone interested in the origins of slavery in America.
Notes are given to the reader on each page via footnotes and reveal the great depth of research that Morgan used to develop this topic.
Morgan shows well the basic economic and political conflicts between the demands of the Crown and the planter oligarchy.
I'd actually read this book before I bought it on Amazon. Although it can be pretty long in getting to its
point - the title seems in the wrong order - it does eventually get... Read more
Published in 1975, this well-written history of the Virginia colony from Jamestown to the
Revolution and the foundations of American slavery is straightforward and very... Read more
Very interesting and fascinating thesis; i.e., the acceptance of slavery was essential to the lower class whites accepting the freedom that the privileged class allowed them to... Read morePublished 5 months ago by fredric leigh
Professor Edmund Morgan asks at his conclusion if a "nation of equals" is "flawed at the source" by contempt for those without property or money. Read morePublished 6 months ago by R. L. Huff
This is a fantastic book from a well respected historian of early American history. It is a great book to read and a great source for research into early American history and the... Read morePublished 7 months ago by D. J. C.
Very nimble and clear writing for such a book packed with data and narrative. The author argues that the experience of the Virgina colonies show the natural and inevitable rise in... Read morePublished 11 months ago by Stephen Matlock