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 Taylor has been a journalist for over 30 years. He was deputy and managing editor at the Scotsman, and for the last 15 years has been Writer-at-Large for the Sunday Herald. He has contributed to numerous publications, including The TLS, The New Yorker and The Melbourne Age, and edited three acclaimed anthologies - The Assassin's Cloak (2000), The Secret Annexe (2004) and The Country Dairies (2009).

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