"How Did American Slavery Begin?": A Review of the Book By Edward Countryman

A 5 page overview of the historical provided in the five separate essays which comprise this book. Comments on the injustice of one reviewers comments and provides a review which is targeted toward illuminating the common ideas and themes in the essays contained in "How Did American Slavery Begin". Bibliography lists 2 sources.

The American Political System

This 5 page paper provides a discussion on the American political system and includes views by authors such as Edward Countryman and Gordon Wood. There is a focus on “framers,” how history is reported and the era around the American Revolution. Bibliography lists 4 sources

Perspectives on Slavery

A 5 page analysis of two books on slavery-Suzanne Everett's “History of Slavery” and Donald K. Wright's “African-Americans in the Colonial Era.” The writer argues that Wright's book tends to emphasize the economics behind slavery and its place in the structure of overall colonial society, taking a scholarly approach. Everett's book, on the other hand, brings home the pain, the anguish, and the intense suffering that was an intrinsic part of slavery via numerous full-color and black-and-white illustrations. No additional sources cited.

Edmund S. Morgan/American Slavery, American Freedom

A 4 page book review of Morgan's award-winning treatise on the evolution of racism in the American colonies. In this text, which is one of the most "celebrated books in recent American historiography," Morgan explores the connections between "slavery, freedom, persistent inequality and American egalitarianism." Bibliography lists 3 sources.

Raboteau & Elkins/2 Views of Slavery

A 9 page book review/analysis that contrasts and compares Stanley Elkins' Slavery, A Problem in American Institutional and Intellectual Life (1976), and Albert J. Raboteau's Slave Religion: The Invisible Institution in the Antebellum South (originally published 1978; revised 2004). These are texts that address aspects of slavery as practiced in American history. This review of these books contrasts and compares the way in which these two exemplary historians address their topic. After offering an overview of both books, the writer specifically compares scholarship, use of sources, and substantiation for the writer's perspective. No additional sources cited.

Morgan/critical analysis of 'Am. Slavery, Am. Freedom'

A 5 page essay that summarizes and analyzes Edmund S. Morgan's book 'American Slavery, American Freedom.' Morgan argues that the simultaneous development of slavery and freedom represents the central paradox of early American history. This text goes far in explaining the paradox. No additional sources cited.

American Slavery/American Freedom - An Analysis

A 6 page analysis of Edmund S. Morgan's book American Slavery/American Freedom: The Ordeal of Colonial Virginia. In this book Morgan examines the economic and demographic development of early Virginia. The fact that a love for liberty and equality in the American colonies developed simultaneously with a reliance on the institution of slavery is the central dichotomy in the study of early American history. Morgan examines this relation and postulates that the experience of Virginia is indicative and applicable to the rest of the colonies regarding the issue of slavery. No additional sources cited.

Africans In America, America's Journey Through Slavery

The United States has never recovered from the dynamics of slavery. This 5 page paper provides an explication and review of the book, Africans in America: America's Journey Through Slavery by Charles Johnson and Patricia Smith. No additional sources are listed.

Renaissance Slavery

A 3 page overview of Renaissance slavery, slavery occurring between the fourteenth and seventeenth century AD in Europe. The author emphasizes the similarities and differences between Renaissance slavery and American slavery. Bibliography lists 2 sources.

Slavery In The United States And Brazil

This 6 page paper offers a brief overview of slavery in these two countries, including when slavery began in each country, why it was practiced and how and when it ended. Brazil, who imported ten times the number of slaves in the U.S. was also the last country to abolish slavery. Bibliography lists 7 sources.

Writings on Slavery

This 5 page paper reviews writings by slaves and those present in America at the height of slavery, some of which had been provided by a student. Reasons for slavery in the south are explored and modern day slavery is touched on. Bibliography lists 5 sources.

Dooling, Slavery,...in South Africa

This 5 page book review pertains to Slavery, Emancipation And Colonial Rule in South Africa by Wayne Dooling. The writer offers an overview of the text that discusses the author's main ideas, sources, methodology and effectiveness, concluding with the writer's personal opinion of the text. Bibliography cites only the source.

Getz, Slavery and Reform in West Africa

This 5 page book review pertains to Slavery and Reform in West Africa: Toward Emancipation in Nineteenth-century Senegal and the Gold Coast by Trevor Getz. The writer provides a comprehensive overview of the text that describes the author's main objectives, methodology and effectiveness. Only the primary source is cited.

The Economic Impact of Slavery in the United States

This 10 page report discusses the various ways in which slavery had a significant economic, as well as moral, impact on the United States and the development of the nation. Slavery produced benefits in the United States for over 200 years. However, there have been generations of Americans who have thought of slavery only in terms of agricultural commodity production. Bibliography lists 8 sources.

Slavery In Colonial America

A 6 page paper on slavery in Colonial America in which the writer discusses such concepts as slave societies, slaves as an economic necessity, etc.; Sections also focus on the hardships endured by slaves including physical abuse, mental torture, and more. Social and political issues as they existed are examined in great detail and the paper concludes with words on how early U.S. political ideology began to attack slavery and plant the seeds for eventual conflict between the North and South. Bibliography lists 9 sources.