"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.