American Slavery, American Freedom: The Ordeal of Colonial Virginia
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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Review: American Slavery, American FreedomUser Review - Stephen Matlock - Goodreads
Very nimble and clear writing for such a book packed with data and narrative. The author argues that the experience of the Virgina colonies show the natural and inevitable rise in slavery as an American solution to a very real problem of labor shortages, excess capacity, and open markets. Read full review
Review: American Slavery, American Freedom: The Ordeal of Colonial VirginiaUser Review - Fredrick Danysh - Goodreads
A discussion of slavery and the American vision of freedom. Uses archaic language and is definitely anti-Catholic and pro-Protestant. The small print makes it difficult to read but never the less a good history of English Protestant America. Read full review