Textbooks & Readings

Textbooks and Required Readings: Students are required to read the following textbooks:
    Peter Kolchin, American Slavery, 1619-1877 (New York: Hill and Wang, 1993)

    Lawrence B. Goodheart, Richard D. Brown, and Stephen G. Rabe, eds., Slavery in American Society, 3d ed. (Lexington, Mass.: D. C. Heath and Company, 1993)

    David Northrup, ed., The Atlantic Slave Trade (Lexington, Mass.: D. C. Heath and Company, 1994)

    John W. Blassingame, The Slave Community: Plantation Life in the Antebellum South, revised and enlarged ed. (New York: Oxford University Press, 1979)

    Howard Jones, Mutiny on the "Amistad": The Saga of a Slave Revolt and Its Impact on American Abolition, Law, and Diplomacy (New York: Oxford University Press, 1987)

    Drew G. Faust, ed., The Ideology of Slavery: Proslavery Thought in the Antebellum South, 1830-1860 (Baton Rouge, La.: Louisiana State University Press, 1981)

    William E. Cain, ed., William Lloyd Garrison and the Fight Against Slavery: Selections from "The Liberator" (Boston: Bedford Books of St. Martin's Press, 1995)

These books are available for purchase in the college bookstore. In addition to the books available in the bookstore, the list of required readings includes several readings from other articles and books. These readings, which have been placed on reserve in the library, are listed on the schedule below. The professor may, from time to time, assign additional short readings to supplement the books listed above.

Bibliography: A list of recommended supplemental readings can be found in Kolchin, American Slavery, 257-291 and Goodheart et al., eds., Slavery in American Society, 277-306.


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