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Roll, Jordan, Roll by Eugene D. Genovese
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Jan 12, 1976 | ISBN 9780394716527

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“The most profound, learned, and detailed analysis of slavery to appear since World War II. It covers an incredible range of topics and offers fresh insights on  nearly every page. . . . Genovese’s great gift is his ability to penetrate the minds of both slaves and masters, revealing not only how they viewed themselves and each other, but also how their contradictory perceptions interacted.” —The New York Times Book Review

“Without modern peer as an historical narrative, as a sensitive functional analysis of a major region and period of American society in general, and the Afro-American community in particular.” —The New Republic

“Altogether a first-class historical work, enhanced by a good, forthright style” —The New Yorker

“Genovese  has done more than any other American historian to life this tortured subject out of its culture-bound parochialism.” –C. Vann Woodward, The New York Review of Books


Anisfield-Wolf Book Award WINNER 1975

Bancroft Prize WINNER 1975

Table Of Contents

Book One: God is Not Mocked
Part 1. Of the Willing and the Obedient
Part 2. …and the Children Brought Up

Book Two: The Rock and the Church
Part 1. Of the God of the Living
Part 2. …and Every Man According as His Work Shall Be

Book Three: The Valley of the Shadow
Part 1. Of the Sons of Jacob
Part 2. …and the Coat of Many Colors

Book Four: Whom God Hath Hedged In

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