The Internal Enemy: Slavery and War in Virginia, 1772-1832

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$18.95  $17.43
Publisher
W. W. Norton & Company
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Pages
624
Dimensions
5.5 X 8.1 X 1.2 inches | 1.05 pounds
Language
English
Type
Paperback
EAN/UPC
9780393349733

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About the Author

Alan C. Taylor, Ph.D., CFLE is associate professor in the Department of Human Development and Family Science at East Carolina University. He has held the credential of certified family life educator since 1998 and has experience implementing family life education programs in a variety of settings. He is the coeditor of Global Perspectives on Family Life Education.

Reviews

An extraordinary story [told] in vivid prose and compelling detail. Taylor . . . has important things to say about slavery, about war, and about America.--James Oakes
One of the greatest works of American history I have ever read. . . . This elegantly written and carefully researched volume shatters a good deal of received wisdom.--Stephen L. Carter
Alan Taylor has added a remarkable chapter to American history, showing how the actions of black Virginians in the War of 1812 remade the nation's politics in ways that profoundly influenced the racialized lead-up to the Civil War. Taylor's meticulous research and crystal-clear prose make this essential reading for anyone seeking new insights into a troubled American past.--Elizabeth A. Fenn, author of Pox Americana
A comprehensive, scholarly work, made accessible by Taylor's skill as a storyteller.--Kel Munger