The Origins of American Slavery: Freedom and Bondage in the English Colonies

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Macmillan, Mar 4, 1998 - History - 144 pages
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The Hill and Wang Critical Issues Series: concise, affordable works on pivotal topics in American history, society, and politics.

The Origins of American Slavery is a short analysis that shows the complex rationale behind the English establishment of American slavery in the seventeenth and eighteenth centuries. This new assessment of a pivotal time in the formation of what was to become the United States offers thought-provoking insights into the English influence on the development of the "peculiar institution."


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This is a basic introduction to the 17th century beginnings of slavery in the British-dominated Americas. The work is suitable for adults and older children. Chapters cover English attitudes towards ... Read full review

The origins of American slavery: freedom and bondage in the English colonies

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Wood (Women's Work, Men's Work, Univ. of Georgia, 1995) examines here the causes and development of slavery throughout British America. She shows the philosophical underpinnings of early American ... Read full review


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About the author (1998)

Betty Wood, a fellow of Girton College, Cambridge, is the author of several award-winning articles and two previous books on American slavery.

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