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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  - Matthew Linton - Goodreads

Ira Berlin's "Many Thousands Gone" is a synthetic history, which seeks to examine the regional differences between the North, Chesapeake, Lower Mississippi Valley, and Upper South (primarily South ... Read full review

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

User Review  - Kuva - Goodreads

A very informative, clear book about the differences in slavery from region to region and how slavery in each place changed over time. This is a good book for someone with a substantial interest in ... 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  - Ken - Goodreads

Berlin does an excellent job distinguishing the complexities of the first two hundred years of slavery in North America. By dividing the book by both generations and geography, Berlin brings a unique ... Read full review

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

User Review  - Alessandra - Goodreads

Ira Berlin's "magisterial synthesis" of slavery in North America does the important work of historicizing and thus complicating the institution of slavery. By dividing slavery into three generations ... Read full review

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

User Review  - Karen - Goodreads

Necessary background info, but not told in the most captivating manner... Read full review

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

User Review  - John - Goodreads

I didn't actually read this whole thing, but I read five or six chapters, mainly all the information on slavery in the North. This is a great book to keep in mind, maybe not to sit down and read all ... Read full review

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

User Review  - Bradley - Goodreads

Masterful synthesis. Enjoyed, in particular, the book's accounts of life along the West African coast and of urban slavery generally. Nevertheless, the central thesis of the book namely that ... Read full review


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