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.

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.

American Ideology: Slavery, Freedom, Revolution and Cultural Uniqueness

A 5 page examination of the American concepts of freedom, solidarity, and cultural uniqueness. Addresses the questions of the association of the concepts of freedom and slavery; the ideal of the American tapestry; and the Civil War, Reconstruction, and the Civil Rights movement as revolutionary periods in U.S. history. Bibliography lists 3 sources.

African Slave Trade / 3 Views

A 5 page analysis of three articles on the origins of slavery. Eric Williams, Winthrop D. Jordan and David Brion Davis offer three contrasting views on the origins of slavery and how slavery interacted with the development of racism. While each view is logical and based on historical fact, the three perspectives differ considerably in their basic premise. The writer discusses each while analyzing their similarities and differences. Bibliography lists 3 sources.

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.

Slavery in Latin America

This 8 page paper looks at black slavery in the Latin countries and why slavery differed from region to region. Brazil is one country of focus in this analysis. Economics is discussed. Bibliography lists 7 sources.

Slavery: From Ancient Times to the Modern Day

This 6 page paper addresses questions about modern slavery but also looks at the history of slavery globally. Should the United States, a country that once held slaves but denounces slavery, tolerate slavery in other nations? This concept is explored. Bibliography lists 4 sources.

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.

Freedom from Slavery: Gender Issues

A 5 page paper which examines if issues of slavery and freedom were different for men then they were for women. 'Narrative of the Life of Frederick Douglass' by Frederick Douglass, 'Incidents in the Life of a Slave Girl' by Harriet Jacobs, and 'Uncle Tom's Cabin' by Harriet Beecher Stowe are the works utilized to conduct this examination. No additional sources cited.

Siebert: The Underground Railroad from Slavery to Freedom

This 4 page paper discusses the book “The Underground Railroad from Slavery to Freedom” and its author Wilbur H. Seibert. Bibliography lists 5 sources.

Similar Themes in “Myne Owne Ground” and “American Slavery, American Freedom”

A 3 page paper which examines the similar themes presented in Breen and Innes’ “Myne Owne Ground” and Edmund S. Morgan’s “American Slavery, American Freedom.” 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.

The Cold War: Was it just a battle between freedom and slavery?

This 3 page paper examines the cold war. Was it just a battle between freedom and slavery? The paper examines this idea that seemed to be embraced by the people at the time. Bibliography lists 1 source.

Freedom and Slavery in Huckleberry Finn

5 pages. Mark Twain not only wrote entertaining novels but he wrote with a purpose as well. In Mark Twain's Huckleberry Finn, for instance, Twain made some very obvious critiques and satires regarding freedom and slavery. This paper assesses the effects and significance of this theme throughout Twain's work and backs it up with research. Bibliography lists 6 sources.

James Oakes on Slavery and Liberal Capitalism

This 4 page paper summarizes the themes of James Oakes’s book “Slavery and Freedom: An Interpretation of the Old South.” Bibliography lists 3 sources.