Abolition: A History of Slavery and Antislavery

  title={Abolition: A History of Slavery and Antislavery},
  author={Jackson Oldfield},
  journal={Slavery \& Abolition},
  pages={309 - 310}
  • J. Oldfield
  • Published 1 June 2011
  • History
  • Slavery & Abolition
Hot on the heels of David Brion Davis’s Inhuman Bondage (2006) comes Abolition, Seymour Drescher’s masterly account of the history of slavery and anti-slavery. Based on a prodigious amount of research and ambitious both in its chronological and geographical range, this is a book of the highest quality that confirms the author’s reputation as one of the world’s leading experts on slavery and abolition. Abolition is organised into four parts, ‘extension’, ‘crisis’, ‘contraction’ and ‘reversion… 

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