The problem of slavery in Western culture

Author
Published
  • New York ; Oxford : Oxford University Press 1988
Physical description
1 online resource (520 pages)
ISBN
  • 9780195056396
Notes
  • Title from e-book title screen (viewed October 15, 2007).
  • Includes bibliography (p. 495-505).
  • Pulitzer Prize in General Nonfiction, 1967
Contents
  • The historical problem : slavery and the meaning of America -- Patterns of continuity in the history of servitude -- Slavery and sin : the ancient legacy -- The response to slavery in Medieval and early modern thought -- Changing views on the value and dangers of American slavery -- The legitimacy of enslavement and the ideal of the Christian servant : moral doubts and rationalizations -- The legitimacy of enslavement and the ideal of the Christian servant : the failure of Christianization -- The continuing contradiction of slavery : a comparison of British America and Latin America -- The continuing contradiction of slavery: emancipation, intermixture, and prejudice -- Religious sources of antislavery thought : Quakers and the sectarian tradition -- Religious sources of antislavery thought : the "man of feeling" in the best of worlds -- Religious sources of antislavery thought : collective guilt, private opinion, and commitment -- The Enlightenment as a source of antislavery thought : the ambivalence of rationalism -- The Enlightenment as a source of antislavery thought : utility and natural law -- The changing image of the Negro -- John Woolman's prophecy.
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  • Print version:: David, David Brion Problem of Slavery in Western Culture, The New York : Oxford University Press,c1988 ; ISBN: 9780195056396
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  • Electronic books.
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Language
  • English

Summary

  • This classic Pulitzer Prize-winning book depicts the various ways the Old and the New Worlds responded to the intrinsic contradictions of slavery from antiquity to the early 1770s, and considers the religious, literary, and philosophical justifications and condemnations current in the abolition controversy.

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University of Birmingham Libraries: Main Library, Collection HT871 .D3
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University of Bristol Libraries: Arts & Social Sciences Library HT871 DAV 7 day loan: vacation loan
British Library: Humanities and Social Sciences, St Pancras Reading Rooms YC.1990.a.502
University of Cambridge Libraries Online location Publisher description
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University of Cambridge Libraries: Sidney Sussex College: First Floor LEK NG Dav
University of Cambridge Libraries: University Library: Order in West Room (Not borrowable) 1995.8.4441
University of Cambridge Libraries: Gonville and Caius College Library: Upper Library 306.362 D
Cardiff University Libraries: Arts & Social Studies Library: 2 week HT871.D2
Cardiff University Libraries: Arts & Social Studies Library: 3 day HT871.D2
Durham University Library: Bill Bryson Library, Level 4 306.362 DAV
Durham University Library: Contact the Bill Bryson Library 306.362 DAV
University of East Anglia Library: Main Library: Main shelves HT871 DAV
King's College London Library: Maughan Library ; [Humanities books] HT871 DAV One week
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LSE Library: Course collection books HT871
Leeds Beckett University Library: Contact Leeds Beckett University Library 306.362 DAV
University of Leicester Library: David Wilson Library, Floor 1 Orange Zone 306.362 DAV
University of Manchester Library: Main Library: Blue Area Floor 2 326
National Library of Scotland: General Reading Room, Edinburgh (stored onsite) HP1.89.1214
National Library of Wales / Llyfrgell Genedlaethol Cymru: Contact the National Library of Wales / Llyfrgell Genedlaethol Cymru PRINT 89MA5607
Northumbria University Library Online location Publisher description
Northumbria University Library Online location Contributor biographical information
Northumbria University Library: City Campus Library, Floor 1 306.362 DAV
University of Nottingham Libraries: Hallward Library
University of Oxford Libraries: St Anne's College Library: Tim Gardam Building 306.362 DAV:Pro (1)
University of Oxford Libraries: New College Library J 3 DAV
University of Oxford Libraries: Oxford Union Society Library: Old Library 306.362 DAV
University of Oxford Libraries: Vere Harmsworth Library HT 871 .D3 1988
University of Portsmouth: University Library, Ground Floor 306.362 Standard
University of St Andrews Library: Main Library HT1048.D2F88
University of Sheffield Library: Western Bank Library Main sequence 326.9 (D)
Trinity College Dublin Library: Santry Book Repository PB- 83-887
UCL Library Services: UCL Main Library AMERICAN HISTORY A 423 DAV
University of York Libraries: University Library: Morrell - Ordinary D 1.441 DAV

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