“This finely etched study encompasses the human implications of slavery and its practices. . . . Slavery in the United States provides high quality, often neglected, readings that permit the reader to form his or her own views. It reveals the best writings on all aspects of the slavery issue, as well as analytic summations by contemporary historians and social researchers.”
—Able Greenspan, The Midwest Book Review
About the Author
Louis Filler (1911-1998) was a Fulbright fellow at the University of Bristol and taught as a visiting professor in literature and history departments from the City University of New York to the University of California, San Francisco. His books include the classic Muckrakers, best-selling Crusade Against Slavery, Dictionary of American Social Reform, Unknown, Edwin Markham, Dictionary of American Conservatism, Vanguards and Followers, Distinguished Shades: Americans Whose Lives Live On,and Abolition and Social Justice in the Era of Reform, among many others, as well as biographies of Randolph Bourne and David Graham Phillips.