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• 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.