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Review: Many Thousands Gone: First Two Centuries of Slavery in North America

User Review  - Kirk Battle - Goodreads

It's a good social history of slavery and breaks down a lot of nuances between the different regions, cultures, and periods while Atlantic slavery developed. It also totally ignores the economics and ... Read full review

Review: Many Thousands Gone: First Two Centuries of Slavery in North America

User Review  - David Bates - Goodreads

Ira Berlin's Many Thousands Gone focuses more on the variations and development in the institutions of slavery as the driver of racial attitudes. Observing that it has become somewhat ubiquitous to ... Read full review

Review: Many Thousands Gone: First Two Centuries of Slavery in North America

User Review  - Dan Slaughter - Goodreads

It's amazing the amount of sheer detail this man includes in this book, yet he creates a vivid, gripping, almost narrative-like, story of early American history and especially *how* Blacks came to be slaves -- history seldom as plainly exposed as it is here. Read full review

Review: Many Thousands Gone: First Two Centuries of Slavery in North America

User Review  - Debbie - Goodreads

Easily one of the best histories of American slavery during colonial times. If your image of slavery is the plantation and the large cotton fields, pick this book up and read. Berlin reveals the ... Read full review

Review: Many Thousands Gone: First Two Centuries of Slavery in North America

User Review  - Anna - Goodreads

One of the best "had to" reads from college. Berlin is very well received in the antebellum history world. This book is a surprisingly informative and objective look at slavery in the United States. He also goes into great detail of the plight and success of free blacks before the Civil War. Read full review

Review: Many Thousands Gone: First Two Centuries of Slavery in North America

User Review  - John Beeler - Goodreads

Berlin captures the story of undocumented slaves. Sometimes he stretches what little sources exist, but I like stretching. Read full review


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