The Problem of Slavery in the Age of Revolution, 1770-1823
David Brion Davis
Reviews and Awards
Winner of the National Book Award, the Beveridge Award and the Bancroft Prize.
"The Problem of Slavery in the Age of Revolution by David Brion Davis is a work of majestic scale, written with great skill. It explores the growing consciousness, during a half century of revolutionary change, of the oldest and most extreme form of human exploitation. Concentrating on the Anglo-American experience, the historian also pursues his theme wherever it leads in western culture. His book is a distinguished example of historical scholarship and art." - From the citation for the 1975 National Book Award