The Suppression of the African Slave-Trade to the United States of America 1638-1870 Volume I

The Suppression of the African Slave-Trade to the United States of America 1638-1870 Volume I

by W. E. B. Du Bois

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Overview

The question of the suppression of the slave-trade is so intimately connected with the questions as to its rise, the system of American slavery, and the whole colonial policy of the eighteenth century, that it is difficult to isolate it, and at the same time to avoid superficiality on the one hand, and unscientific narrowness of view on the other. While I could not hope entirely to overcome such a difficulty, I nevertheless trust that I have succeeded in rendering this monograph a small contribution to the scientific study of slavery and the American Negro.
I desire to express my obligation to Dr. Albert Bushnell Hart, of Harvard University, at whose suggestion I began this work and by whose kind aid and encouragement I have brought it to a close; also I have to thank the trustees of the John F. Slater Fund, whose appointment made it possible to test the conclusions of this study by the general principles laid down in German universities.
W. E. BURGHARDT Du BOIS
Wilberforce University

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781483701561
Publisher: Bottom of the Hill Publishing
Publication date: 05/01/2013
Pages: 236
Sales rank: 778,612
Product dimensions: 7.50(w) x 9.25(h) x 0.50(d)

About the Author

W.E.B. DuBois (1868-1963) was an African-American sociologist, civil rights activist, and author. He was one of the founding members of the NAACP, and he is well-known for believing on full civil rights and disagreeing with Booker T. Washington’s argument that blacks remain subservient. His most famous book, The Souls of Black Folk, defines the term "double-consciousness" and remains a cornerstone of African-American literature.

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