American slavery, American freedom : the ordeal of colonial Virginia / Edmund S. Morgan.

Edition
  • 1st ed.
Published
  • New York : Norton [1975]
Physical description
x, 454 p : map ; 24 cm.
ISBN
  • 039305554X
  • 9780393055542
ISSN
  • 7501-7534
Notes
  • Includes index.
  • Bibliography, p. 433-441.
  • American Historical Association Albert A. Beveridge Award, 1976.
  • Society of American Historians Francis Parkman Prize, 1976.
Contents
  • The promised land. Dreams of liberation -- The lost colony -- Idle Indian and lazy Englishman -- The Jamestown fiasco -- The persistent vision -- Boom -- A new deal. Settling down -- Living with death -- The trouble with tobacco -- A golden fleecing -- The volatile society. The losers -- Discontent -- Rebellion -- Status quo -- Slavery and freedom. Toward slavery -- Toward racism -- Toward populism -- Toward the republic.
Genre
  • Bibliography
  • History.
  • Illustrated
  • Statistics
  • text
Language
  • English

Summary

  • In this study of the tragic contradiction at the heart of America, Edward Morgan looks for answers in the people and politics of Virginia - a state that was both the birthplace of the revolution and the largest slaveholding state in the country.

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