• Edited by Junius P. Rodriguez, Ph.D., award-winning author of ABC-CLIO's The Louisiana Purchase and the award-winning Historical Encyclopedia of World Slavery
• Provides multilevel information: broad-themed essays, A–Z entries, primary and secondary source documents, and a thorough, up-to-date bibliography of slavery scholarship
• A comprehensive treatment of social aspects of slavery that gives rare insight into slavery's effect on both black and white culture
• More than a mere recounting of facts and data, an examination of the evolution of the philosophical and cultural norms that allowed slavery to flourish for so long
• Ten major essays and 300 A–Z entries cover all aspects of slavery
• Over 100 contributors represent the finest scholarship worldwide on the topic
• An impressive collection of 150 original documents illustrate both popular and official attitudes toward slavery
• The massive bibliography is the most complete and up-to-date available
"This work is one of the better ones and would be of interest to both graduate and undergraduate students of American history."
"a necessary purchase for all libraries."
"this set will be an essential addition to any collection supporting a middle or high school American Studies curriculum."
School Library Journal
"Highly recommended for most academic and public libraries."
"it would be hard to find a better two-volume reference work on slavery."
Library Media Connection
"Overall, this encyclopedic guide will be useful for college/university libraries and larger public libraries."
The story of slavery in the United States is a painful one. Too often, students get little more than a cursory look at the horrors of the Middle Passage and an overview of the Civil War. This encyclopedia is a scholarly, comprehensive presentation of the whole story.