From Rebellion to Revolution : Afro-American Slave Revolts in the Making of the Modern WorldMaterial type: TextSeries: eBooks on DemandWalter Lynwood Fleming Lectures in Southern History: Publisher: Baton Rouge : LSU Press, 1981Description: 1 online resource (200 p.)ISBN: 9780807148129Subject(s): Maroons | Slave insurrections -- United States | Slavery -- AmericaGenre/Form: Electronic books.Additional physical formats: Print version:: From Rebellion to Revolution : Afro-American Slave Revolts in the Making of the Modern WorldDDC classification: 973 LOC classification: HT1048 | .G466 1981Online resources: Click here to view this ebook.
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Cover; Contents; Preface; Acknowledgments; ONE: Slave Revolts in Hemispheric Perspective; TWO: Black Maroons in War and Peace; THREE: The Turning Point; AFTERWORD: ""The Flag of Our Country""; Bibliographical Essay; Index; A; B; C; D; E; F; G; H; I; J; K; L; M; N; O; P; Q; R; S; T; U; V; W
In perhaps his most provocative book Eugene Genovese examines the slave revolts of the New World and places them in the context of modern world history. By studying the conditions that favored these revolts and the history of slave guerrilla warfare throughout the western hemisphere, he connects the ideology of the revolts to that of the great revolutionary movements of the late eighteenth century.Genovese argues compellingly that the slave revolts of the New World shaped the democratic character of contemporary European struggles just as forcefully as European struggles influenced New World r
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Author notes provided by SyndeticsBorn in Brooklyn, New York, Eugene Genovese was educated at Brooklyn College and Columbia University, where he received his Ph.D. in 1959. He has served as Pitt Professor of American History at Cambridge University and Distinguished Scholar in Residence at the University Center in Georgia.
An erudite, unconventional, and often unpredictable Marxist, Genovese has forced historians of the Old South---and especially of slavery---to think in new ways about important questions. Ranging over a multitude of topics, his work is concerned mainly with the relationship between economic factors, social conditions, and culture. Of his best-known work. Roll, Jordan, Roll (1974), David Brion Davis wrote: "Genovese's great gift is his ability to penetrate the minds of both slaves and masters, revealing not only how they viewed themselves and each other, but also how their contradictory perceptions interacted" (N.Y. Times Book Review).
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