The Problem of Slavery in the Age of Emancipation by David Brion Davis

"The Problem of Slavery in the Age of Emancipation" is a historical work that explores the complexities of slavery and the abolitionist movement during the Age of Emancipation. The book delves into the moral, political, and ideological challenges faced during this time, focusing on the struggles of enslaved Africans and African Americans. It also examines the role of colonization and the struggle to redefine "black" and "white" identities in the aftermath of slavery. The author uses a comparative approach, looking at the American, British, and French experiences of slavery and emancipation.

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Total Points: 42

Since this book was first published in 2014, there is a penalty of 64.0%. The age adjusted score is 15.12.

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