Inhuman Bondage: The Rise and Fall of Slavery in the New World

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A definitive history by a writer deeply immersed in the subject, Inhuman Bondage offers a compelling narrative that links together the profits of slavery, the pain of the enslaved, and the legacy of racism. The heart of the book looks at slavery in the American South, describing black slaveholding planters, the rise of the Cotton Kingdom, the daily life of ordinary slaves, the highly destructive internal, long-distance slave trade, the sexual exploitation of slaves, the emergence of an African-American culture, and much more. It is the ultimate portrait of the dark side of the American dream. Yet it offers an inspiring example as well–the story of how abolitionists, barely a fringe group in the 1770s, successfully fought, in the space of a hundred years, to defeat one of human history’s greatest evils.

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Weight1.49 lbs
Dimensions9.19 × 6.28 × 1.23 in
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Date Published

April 18, 2008

Format

Paperback

Language

English

Pages

464

Publisher

Oxford University Press, USA

Year Published

2008

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