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Many Thousands Gone

The First Two Centuries of Slavery in North America

Many Thousands Gone( )
Author: Berlin, Ira
Series title:Belknap Press Ser.
Publication Date:Apr 2000
Publisher:Harvard University Press
Book Format:Paperback
List Price:AUD $89.00
Book Description:

A leading historian of southern and African-American life traces the evolution of black society in America from its creation in the early 17th century through the American Revolution. Berlin reveals the diverse forms that slavery and freedom assumed before cotton was king.

Book Details
Detailed Subjects: History / United States / General
History / African American
Social Science / Ethnic Studies / American / African American Studies
Physical Dimensions (W X L X H):15.4 x 23.6 x 3.558 cm
Book Weight:0.509 Kilograms
Author Biography
Berlin, Ira (Author)
Ira Berlin was born in New York City on May 27, 1941. He received a bachelor of science degree in chemistry in 1963, a master's degree in history in 1966, and a Ph.D. in history in 1970, all from the University of Wisconsin, Madison. He taught at the University of Illinois at Chicago Circle and Federal City College in Washington before becoming a professor at the University of Maryland in 1974.

He wrote numerous books including Slaves Without Masters: The Free Negro in the Antebellum South, Many Thousands Gone: The First Two Centuries of Slavery in North America, and The Long Emancipation: The Demise of Slavery in the United States. He also edited several books including Remembering Slavery: African Americans Talk About Their Personal Experiences of Slavery and Emancipation with Marc Favreau and Steven F. Miller. He died from complications of multiple myeloma on June 5, 2018 at the age of 77.


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