From Homicide to Slavery : Studies in American Culture: Studies in American Culture

Oxford University Press, USA, 20 nov. 1986 - 320 pagina's
For more than twenty years David Brion Davis has been recognized as a leading authority on the moral and ideological responses to slavery in the Western world. From Homicide to Slavery, Davis's first book of collected essays, brings together selections reflecting his wide-ranging interests in colonial history, Afro-American history, the social sciences, and American literature. The essays are interconnected by Davis's central concern with violence, irrationality, and the definition of moral limits during a period when Americans believed they were breaking free from historical constraints and acquiring new powers of self-perfection. Topics range from a socially revealing murder trial in 1843 to debates over capital punishment, movements of counter-subverison, the iconography of race, the cowboy as an American hero, the portrayal of violence in American literature, the historiography of slavery, and the British and American antislavery movements.

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These essays illuminate preoccupations that have guided Davis in a long and productive career: American attitudes toward violence; slavery and anti-slavery ideology; the "anti'' movements of the ... Volledige review lezen

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Murder in New Hampshire
The Movement To Abolish Capital Punishment in America
StressSeeking and the SelfMade Man in American
TenGallon Hero
Marlboro Country
Secrets of the Mormons
Patricide and Regicide
An Analysis of Anti
Some Ideological Functions of Prejudice in AnteBellum
The American Family and Boundaries in Historical
Slavery and the PostWorld War II Historians
Of Human Bondage
Out of the Shadows
New Sidelights on Early Antislavery Radicalism
The Emergence of Immediatism in British and American

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Over de auteur (1986)

David Brion Davis was born in Denver, Colorado on February 16, 1927. After Army service in postwar occupied Germany, he received a bachelor's degree in philosophy from Dartmouth College in 1950 and a Ph.D. in American history from Harvard University in 1956. He taught at Dartmouth and Cornell University before moving to Yale University in 1970. He was awarded a Sterling professorship in 1978 and was the founding director of the Gilder Lehrman Center for the Study of Slavery, Resistance and Abolition in 1998. He retired from teaching full time in 2001. He wrote or edited 16 books during his lifetime including Homicide in American Fiction, 1798-1860: A Study in Social Values; Slavery and Human Progress; In the Image of God: Religion, Moral Values, and Our Heritage of Slavery; and Inhuman Bondage: The Rise and Fall of Slavery in the New World. He received a Pulitzer Prize in 1967 for The Problem of Slavery in Western Culture, a National Book Award and the Bancroft Prize in 1976 for The Problem of Slavery in the Age of Revolution, and a National Book Critics Circle Award in 2014 for The Problem of Slavery in the Age of Emancipation. He died on April 14, 2019 at the age of 92.

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