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The American Crucible by Robin Blackburn

The American Crucible

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The American Crucible by Robin Blackburn
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Aug 06, 2013 | ISBN 9781781681060

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‘Robin Blackburn has already secured his position as Britain’s pre-eminent
historian of slavery. This new volume confirms that position. It is an important
contribution to our understanding of the shaping of the modern western world.’
James Walvin, BBC History Magazine

‘Blackburn describes emancipation in all its vexed, indeterminate grandeur,
propelled by violent clashes, public debate, harrowing exposés, and the consolidation
of new notions of freedom and equality.’ Greg Grandin, Guardian

‘Blackburn writes authoritatively across centuries and continents.’
Joseph P. Reidy, Journal of American History

‘Poses a challenge for the political future as well as a bold reappraisal of
the historical past.’ Stephen Howe, Independent

‘A marvellous book – insightful and stimulating.’
Stanley Engerman, University of Rochester

‘A magisterial history of transatlantic slavery.’ Ian Thomson, TLS


Frederick Douglas Book Prize FINALIST 2012

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