Black History Month

In honor of Black History Month, we are proud to release a new paperback version of Erskine Clarke’s Dwelling Place, winner of the 2006 Bancroft Prize in American History. David Brion Davis of the American Historical Review calls it “one of the best and most important studies of American slavery I have ever read.”

In the words of Dan T. Carter of the University of South Carolina, “This is a work of grand sweep and great power. In a form that reads like a novel, Erskine Clarke tells the stories of four generations of wealthy white planters and their slaves and the extraordinarily complex ways in which these two communities interacted. It is a multigenerational tale of black and white, told in a grand narrative style.”

Also especially relevant this month are the Narrative of the Life of Frederick Douglass, David Lightner’s  Slavery and the Commerce Power, and Allen Dwight Callahan’s The Talking Book, a study of the Bible’s role in African-American culture.

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