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A House Divided: The Antebellum Slavery Debates in America, 1776-1865 Paperback – January 26, 2003

ISBN-13: 978-0691002286 ISBN-10: 0691002282

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  • Paperback: 568 pages
  • Publisher: Princeton University Press (January 26, 2003)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0691002282
  • ISBN-13: 978-0691002286
  • Product Dimensions: 6 x 1.4 x 9 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 1.7 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (2 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #1,540,007 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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"The anthology makes available a large body of primary documents, many of them hitherto rare or inaccessible. The texts are expertly chosen and excerpted. Of remarkable variety and scope, they investigate slavery from all angles--pro and con, religious and secular, male and female, scientific and exhortatory, and so on. Their publication is timely and most welcome. The volume also provides an illuminating, superbly comprehensive, insightful, and concise history of the slavery debate."--David S. Reynolds, City University of New York

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"The anthology makes available a large body of primary documents, many of them hitherto rare or inaccessible. The texts are expertly chosen and excerpted. Of remarkable variety and scope, they investigate slavery from all angles--pro and con, religious and secular, male and female, scientific and exhortatory, and so on. Their publication is timely and most welcome. The volume also provides an illuminating, superbly comprehensive, insightful, and concise history of the slavery debate."--David S. Reynolds, City University of New York


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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful By Barrie Bracken on July 7, 2010
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This is one of those works where an editor must make decisions that will not please everyone. It took a coruption of conscience for me to give this work four stars. The book is over 480 text pages in not especially readable text. The indx is so inadequyate it could have been left out. Many items included are so abridged as to worthless, e.g., the Missouri Compromise and the Wilmot Proviso cover one [page of the text. The author has included only the "relevant" porotions. If you are interested in the complete texts you are free to find it somewhere else.The Fugitive Slave Law of 1850 covers pages 26 through 31 without pictures.
The editor introduces the selections printed here. Sometimes the introductions take more space than the works themselves. The lecture of Slavery delivered by Ralph Waldo Emerson is abridged to 7 pages. Maybe our editor was trying to prove Emerson's addage about foolish consistency being the hobgoblin of little minds. I think I would prefer to read Emerson in toto rather edited by some smarter pen.
We have Harriet Beecher Stowe introduced to us. Don't worry, Uncle Tom's Cabin is not included, only the editor's thoughts on Stowe. And we have a nice Currier & Ives print to accompany this.
Chapter 11 deals with "Science in Antebellum America" and the first 22 pages are the editor's introduction. Two and one half pages are frivilously squandered on Jefferson's "Notes on the State of Virginia"--actually the words of Jefferson. Six pages of Fowler's "Hereditary Descent are offered. Theodore Parker is awarded one page in this chapter. In Chapter 8 David Walker's Appeal is reduced to 6 pages. The work concludes with a very brief section from Alexis de Tocqueville's Democracy in America (7 pages).
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0 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Patricia Trusselle on October 6, 2010
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The book arrived in the time expected. i have not read the book yet.
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