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“We like to imagine that our history was the history of freedom, and that slavery was a footnote. Morgan turned that upside down. American Slavery, American Freedom argued that it was no accident that the men who wrote these founding documents came from a slave society. He argues that it was because they came from a slave society, in which the working class was marked by their skin color and held in perpetual bondage, that they could imagine freedom for all white people.” Read more...
Best Books on the History of the American South
Edward Ayers, Historian
“I would say this book is not only the best book on the slave trade but among the best books on the United States. I mean, the depth of insight generated by this idea of the slavery paradox in the context of America is difficult to put limits on.” Read more...
The best books on The Slave Trade
William A. Pettigrew, Historian