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Slavery in the United States: A Social, Political, and Historical Encyclopedia (2 Volume Set) Hardcover – March 20, 2007

ISBN-13: 978-1851095445 ISBN-10: 1851095446

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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."

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"a necessary purchase for all libraries."

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Library Journal



"this set will be an essential addition to any collection supporting a middle or high school American Studies curriculum."

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School Library Journal



"Highly recommended for most academic and public libraries."

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Booklist



"it would be hard to find a better two-volume reference work on slavery."

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"Overall, this encyclopedic guide will be useful for college/university libraries and larger public libraries."

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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.

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