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02.00.09 Phillips, Ulrich Bonnell, American Negro Slavery, A Survey of the Supply, Employment and Control of Negro Labor as Determined by the Plantation Regime, published in 1918.

Notes Concerning the Author

Ulrich Bonnell Phillips (1877-1934) received his BA and MA degrees from the University of Georgia.  He then received his Ph. D. in 1902 from Columbia University in New York City, where he studied under William Dunning.  His dissertation, Georgia and State Rights, won the Justin Winsor Prize and was published by the American Historical Association.  Professor Phillips taught history at the University of Wisconsin, Tulane University, the University of Michigan and Yale until his death in 1934.  Works include The Life of Robert Toombs (1913), Life and Labor in the Old South (1929), and The Course of the South to Secession (1939).

Our Review

American Negro Slavery, a Survey . . . is an excellent reference work.  This reviewer especially benefited from Chapter 1, The Discovery and Exploitation of Guinea, which tells the history of how the slave trade begin, with particular attention to the conditions in Africa at that time.  This fine beginning proceeds to describe “The Maritime Slave Trade,” The Sugar Islands,” “The Tobacco Colonies,” “The Rice Coast,” ” The Northern Colonies,” “Revolution and Reaction,” “The Closing of the African Slave Trade,” “The Introduction of Cotton and Sugar,” “The Westward Movement,” “The Domestic Slave Trade,” ” The Cotton Regime,” and continues through 11 more chapters, concluding with “Free Negroes,” “Slave Crime,” and “The Force of Law.”

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