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4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 4.00 (3 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: David Brion Davis Narrator: Raymond Todd Publisher: Blackstone Audio Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: May 2017 ISBN: 9781538463734
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David Brion Davis is recognized as the leading authority on slavery in the Western world. His books have won such awards as the Pulitzer Prize and the National Book Award.

In Inhuman Bondage, Davis sums up a lifetime of insight, beginning with the dramatic Amistad case. He looks at slavery in the American South, describing black slaveholding planters; the rise of the Cotton Kingdom; the daily life of ordinary slaves; the highly destructive internal, long-distance slave trade; the sexual exploitation of slaves; the emergence of an African-American culture; and much more. A definitive history by a writer deeply immersed in the subject, Inhuman Bondage links together the profits of slavery, the pain of the enslaved, and the legacy of racism.

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Quotes & Awards

  • “Davis…succeeds heroically in wrestling a vast amount of material from diverse cultures. The result is a sinewy book that combines erudition and everyday detail into a gripping, often surprising, narrative.”

    Wall Street Journal

  • “A tour de force…explaining what has made slavery’s consequences so much a part of contemporary American culture and politics.”

    New York Times Book Review

  • “Impressive and sprawling…Davis’ account is rich in detail and his voice is clear enough to coax even casual readers through this dense history.”

    Publishers Weekly

  • “The broader perspective on American slavery—its social and economic impact on the growth of the US—forces readers to face the contradictions between our democratic ideals and economic impulses.”

    Booklist 

Listener Opinions

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Kb | 8/10/2010

    " The scope of this book is huge, but each aspect is still treated thoroughly and effectively. I'm not a fan of microhistory, so the level of detail in each aspect covered is just about right for me. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Anthony | 1/15/2010

    " Well written history of slavery in the United States and the rest of the Americas. Michelle Bachman could learn something (anything!) from this book. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Pencil | 3/10/2009

    " The formatting is quite nice, an ordinary reader would be surprised by the scope and the material condensed in the book. However its severely lacking of details made this book more like some sort of summary instead of a scholastic piece. "

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About the Author
Author David Brion Davis

David Brion Davis is Sterling Professor of History Emeritus at Yale University and Director Emeritus of the Gilder Lehrman Center for the Study of Slavery, Resistance, and Abolition, also at Yale. He has won a Pulitzer Prize, the National Book Award for History and Biography, the Bancroft Prize, the Albert J. Beveridge Award, and the Bruce Catton Prize for Lifetime Achievement, among other honors.

About the Narrator

Raymond Todd is an actor and director in the theater as well as a poet and documentary filmmaker. He plays jazz trombone for the Leatherstocking quartet, an ensemble that gets its name from one of his favorite Blackstone narrations, The Deerslayer. Todd lives in New York.