Antislavery Debate Capitalism and Abolitionism as a Problem in Historical Interpretation

ISBN-10: 0520077792
ISBN-13: 9780520077799
Edition: 1992
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List price: $31.95
Copyright year: 1992
Publisher: University of California Press
Publication date: 6/2/1992
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 336
Size: 6.00" wide x 9.00" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 0.990
Language: English

This volume brings together one of the most provocative debates among historians in recent years. The center of controversy is the emergence of the antislavery movement in the United States and Britain and the relation of capitalism to this development. The essays delve beyond these issues, however, to raise a deeper question of historical interpretation: What are the relations between consciousness, moral action, and social change? The debate illustrates that concepts common in historical practice are not so stable as we have thought them to be. It is about concepts as much as evidence, about the need for clarity in using the tools of contemporary historical practice. The participating historians are scholars of great distinction. Beginning with an essay published in theAmerican Historical Review(AHR), Thomas L. Haskell challenged the interpretive framework of David Brion Davis's celebrated study,The Problem of Slavery in the Age of Revolution. TheAHRsubsequently published responses by Davis and by John Ashworth, as well as a rejoinder by Haskell. TheAHRessays and the relevant portions of Davis's book are reprinted here. In addition, there are two new essays by Davis and Ashworth and a general consideration of the subject by Thomas Bender. This is a highly disciplined, insightful presentation of a major controversy in historical interpretation that will expand the debate into new realms.

David Brion Davis is Sterling Professor of History at Yale University and director of Yale's Gilder Lehrman Center for the Study of Slavery, Resistance, and Abolition. His previous books include The Problem of Slavery in the Age of Revolution, which won a National Book Award and the Bancroft Prize, and The Problem of Slavery in Western Culture which won a Pulitzer Prize.

Preface
Contributors
Introduction
The Problem of Slavery in the Age of Revolution, 1770-1823
What the Abolitionists Were Up Against
The Quaker Ethic and the Antislavery International
The Preservation of English Liberty, I
The AHR Debate
Capitalism and the Origins of the Humanitarian Sensibility, Part 1
Capitalism and the Origins of the Humanitarian Sensibility, Part 2
Reflections on Abolitionism and Ideological Hegemony
The Relationship between Capitalism and Humanitarianism
Convention and Hegemonic Interest in the Debate over Antislavery: A Reply to Davis and Ashworth
The Debate Continued
Capitalism, Class, and Antislavery
The Perils of Doing History by Ahistorical Abstraction: A Reply to Thomas L. Haskell's AHR Forum Reply
Index

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