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The Resource American slavery, American freedom : the ordeal of colonial Virginia, Edmund S. Morgan

American slavery, American freedom : the ordeal of colonial Virginia, Edmund S. Morgan

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American slavery, American freedom : the ordeal of colonial Virginia
Title
American slavery, American freedom
Title remainder
the ordeal of colonial Virginia
Statement of responsibility
Edmund S. Morgan
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
The men who came together to found the independent United States either held slaves or were willing to join hands with those who did. George Washington, hero of the Revolution, was the master of several hundred slaves. Thomas Jefferson, author of the Declaration of Independence, owned more than 200 men, women, and children while eloquently defending the right to life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness. In this classic work, originally published in 1976, through a meticulous history of Virginia from its earliest settlement through the seventeenth century boom in tobacco, the gradual replacement of servitude with slavery, and the rise of republican ideology, historian Morgan reveals the deep and interlocking relationship between these seemingly contradictory ideas.--From publisher description
Biography type
contains biographical information
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1916-2013
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Morgan, Edmund S.
Dewey number
975.5/02
Illustrations
maps
Index
index present
LC call number
E445.V8
LC item number
M67 2003
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Slavery
  • Virginia
  • Virginia
  • Slavery
  • Social conditions
  • Virginia
Label
American slavery, American freedom : the ordeal of colonial Virginia, Edmund S. Morgan
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 433-441) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
BOOK I: THE PROMISED LAND: Dreams of liberation ; The lost colony ; Idle Indian and lazy Englishman ; The Jamestown fiasco ; The persistent vision ; Boom -- BOOK II: A NEW DEAL: Settling down ; Living with death ; The trouble with tobacco ; A golden fleecing -- BOOK III: The volatile society: The losers ; Discontent ; Rebellion ; Status quo -- BOOK IV: SLAVERY AND FREEDOM: Toward slavery ; Toward racism ; Toward populism ; Toward the republic -- Appendix: Population growth in Seventeenth-Century Virginia
Control code
ocm52696637
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
Norton paperback ed., 2003.
Extent
x, 454 pages
Isbn
9780393324945
Lccn
2004266284
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
map
System control number
  • (OCoLC)52696637
  • (Sirsi) a1393581
Label
American slavery, American freedom : the ordeal of colonial Virginia, Edmund S. Morgan
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 433-441) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
BOOK I: THE PROMISED LAND: Dreams of liberation ; The lost colony ; Idle Indian and lazy Englishman ; The Jamestown fiasco ; The persistent vision ; Boom -- BOOK II: A NEW DEAL: Settling down ; Living with death ; The trouble with tobacco ; A golden fleecing -- BOOK III: The volatile society: The losers ; Discontent ; Rebellion ; Status quo -- BOOK IV: SLAVERY AND FREEDOM: Toward slavery ; Toward racism ; Toward populism ; Toward the republic -- Appendix: Population growth in Seventeenth-Century Virginia
Control code
ocm52696637
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
Norton paperback ed., 2003.
Extent
x, 454 pages
Isbn
9780393324945
Lccn
2004266284
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
map
System control number
  • (OCoLC)52696637
  • (Sirsi) a1393581

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