Slavery and Emancipation

Slavery and Emancipation

Editor(s): Rick Halpern, Enrico Dal Lago

Published Online: 14 JAN 2008

Print ISBN: 9780631217343

Online ISBN: 9780470755600

DOI: 10.1002/9780470755600

About this Book

Slavery and Emancipation is a comprehensive collection of primary and secondary readings on the history of slaveholding in the American South combining recent historical research with period documents.


  • The most comprehensive collection of primary and secondary readings on the history of slaveholding in America.
  • Combines recent historical research with period documents to bring both immediacy and perspective to the origins, principles, realities, and aftermath of African-American slavery.
  • Includes the colonial foundations of slavery, the master-slave relationship, the cultural world of the planters, the slave community, and slave resistance and rebellion.
  • Each section contains one major article by a prominent historian, and three primary documents drawn from plantation records, travellers' accounts, slave narratives, autobiographies, statute law, diaries, letters, and investigative reports.

Table of contents

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    2. Chapter 14

      Emancipation and the Destruction of Slavery (pages 377–399)

      Ira Berlin, Barbara J. Fields, Steven F. Miller, Joseph P. Reidy and Leslie Rowland

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