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David Brion Davis

David Brion Davis is Sterling Professor of History Emeritus at Yale University, and founder and Director Emeritus of Yale’s Gilder Lehrman Center for the Study of Slavery, Resistance, and Abolition. He has written and edited sixteen books, the most recent of which was Inhuman Bondage: The Rise and Fall of Slavery in the New World. He is also a frequent contributor to The New York Review of Books. His books have won the Pulitzer Prize, The Bancroft Prize, and the National Book Awards. In 2014 President Obama awarded Davis with the 2013 National Humanities Medal “for reshaping our understanding of history.&rdquo... Read More

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The Problem of Slavery in the Age of Emancipation
Written by David Brion Davis
Vintage | Trade Paperback | January 6, 2015
$16.95/19.95(Canada) | 978-0-307-38969-5 (0-307-38969-3)

With this volume, Davis presents the age of emancipation as a model for reform and as probably the greatest landmark of willed moral progress in human history. Bringing to a close his staggeringly ambitious, prizewinning trilogy on slavery in Western culture Davis offers original and penetrating insights into what slavery and... Read more






The Problem of Slavery in the Age of Emancipation
Written by David Brion Davis
Knopf | Hardcover | February 2014
$30.00/34.95(Canada) | 978-0-307-26909-6 (0-307-26909-4)

From the revered historian, the long-awaited conclusion of the magisterial history of slavery and emancipation in Western culture that has been nearly fifty years in the making.

David Brion Davis is one of the foremost historians of the twentieth century, winner of the Pulitzer Prize, the National Book Award, the Bancroft... Read more





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