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  1. [+]
    The American Dilemma (2 Reviews)
    Two Nations, by Andrew Hacker
    1. Two Nations by Andrew Hacker
    2. The Dispossessed by Jacqueline Jones
    The New York Review of Books, July 16, 1992, pp. 13-17
  2. [+]
    American Jeremiah (Review)
    Reinhold Niebuhr: A Biography, by Richard Wightman Fox
    1. Reinhold Niebuhr: A Biography by Richard Wightman Fox
    The New York Review of Books, February 13, 1986, pp. 7-8
  3. [+]
    Americas (Review)
    Prophet of Prohibition, by Frank L. Byrne
    1. Prophet of Prohibition by Frank L. Byrne
    The American Historical Review, October 1961, p. 227
  4. [+]
    The Benefit of Slavery (2 Reviews)
    Economic Growth and the Ending of the Transatlantic Slave Trade, by David Eltis
    1. Economic Growth and the Ending of the Transatlantic Slave Trade by David Eltis
    2. Capitalism and Antislavery by Seymour Drescher
    The New York Review of Books, March 31, 1988, pp. 43-45
  5. [+]
    A Big Business (2 Reviews)
    The Slave Trade, by Hugh Thomas
    1. The Slave Trade by Hugh Thomas
    2. The Making of New World Slavery by Robin Blackburn
    The New York Review of Books, June 11, 1998, pp. 50-53
  6. [+]
    Blacks: Damned by the Bible (Review)
    The Curse of Ham, by David M. Goldenberg
    1. The Curse of Ham by David M. Goldenberg
    The New York Review of Books, November 16, 2006, pp. 37-40
  7. C. Vann Woodward (1908-1999)
    The New York Review of Books, February 10, 2000, p. 13
  8. [+]
    Canada and the United States (Review)
    Many Thousands Gone, by Ira Berlin
    1. Many Thousands Gone by Ira Berlin
    The American Historical Review, October 1999, p. 1286
  9. [+]
    Canada and the United States (Review)
    The Transformation of American Abolitionism, by Richard S. Newman
    1. The Transformation of American Abolitionism by Richard S. Newman
    The American Historical Review, April 2003, p. 522
  10. [+]
    Canada and the United States (Review)
    Generations of Captivity, by Ira Berlin
    1. Generations of Captivity by Ira Berlin
    The American Historical Review, February 2004, p. 183
  11. [+]
    Canada and the United States (Review)
    Dwelling Place: A Plantation Epic, by Erskine Clarke
    1. Dwelling Place: A Plantation Epic by Erskine Clarke
    The American Historical Review, October 2006, p. 1173
  12. Challenging the Boundaries of Slavery (2003)
    1 Review
  13. [+]
    Comparative/World (Review)
    Islam and the Abolition of Slavery, by William Gervase Clarence-Smith
    1. Islam and the Abolition of Slavery by William Gervase Clarence-Smith
    The American Historical Review, October 2007, p. 1134
  14. [+]
    The Crime of Reform (Review)
    Conscience and Convenience, by David J. Rothman
    1. Conscience and Convenience by David J. Rothman
    The New York Review of Books, June 26, 1980, pp. 14-17
  15. [+]
    The Ends of Slavery (3 Reviews)
    Stedman's Surinam, by John Gabriel Stedman, Richard Price, and Sally Price, ...
    1. Stedman's Surinam by John Gabriel Stedman, Richard Price, and Sally Price, ...
    2. The Overthrow of Colonial Slavery 1776-1848 by Robin Blackburn
    3. The Arrogance of Race by George M. Fredrickson
    The New York Review of Books, March 30, 1989, pp. 29-34
  16. The Fear of Conspiracy (1971)
    Images of Un-American Subversion from the Revolution to the Present
    2 Reviews
  17. From Homicide to Slavery (1986)
    Studies in American Culture
    1 Review
  18. [+]
    Growth of a National State of Mind (Review)
    This Almost Chosen People, by Russel B. Nye
    1. This Almost Chosen People by Russel B. Nye
    The Saturday Review, September 3, 1966, pp. 26-27
  19. Have You Heard These Before?
    The American Mercury, June 1956, pp. 79-82
  20. At the Heart of Slavery
    The New York Review of Books, October 17, 1996, pp. 51-54
  21. Homicide in American Fiction, 1798-1860 (1957)
    A Study in Social Values
    3 Reviews, 1 Readable
  22. In the Image of God (2002)
    Religion, Moral Values, and Our Heritage of Slavery
  23. Inhuman Bondage (2006)
    The Rise and Fall of Slavery in the New World
    4 Reviews, 1 Readable
  24. [+]
    The Invasion of the Family (Review)
    Haven in a Heartless World, by Christopher Lasch
    1. Haven in a Heartless World by Christopher Lasch
    The New York Review of Books, February 23, 1978, pp. 37-38
  25. [+]
    Jews and Blacks in America (6 Reviews)
    In the Almost Promised Land, by Hasia R. Diner
    1. In the Almost Promised Land by Hasia R. Diner
    2. Struggles in the Promised Land by Jack Salzman and Cornel West
    3. Blacks in the Jewish Mind by Seth Forman
    4. What Went Wrong? by Murray Friedman and Peter Binzen
    5. African Americans and Jews in the Twentieth Century by V.P. Franklin, Nancy L. Grant, and Harold M. Kletnick, ...
    6. Killing Rage by Bell Hooks
    The New York Review of Books, December 2, 1999, pp. 57-62
  26. Jews and Blacks in America
    An Exchange
    The New York Review of Books, March 9, 2000, p. 53
  27. [+]
    The Labyrinth of Slavery (2 Reviews)
    African Slavery in Latin America and the Caribbean, by Herbert S. Klein
    1. African Slavery in Latin America and the Caribbean by Herbert S. Klein
    2. Mutiny on the Amistad by Howard Jones
    The New York Review of Books, November 5, 1987, pp. 34-37
  28. Letters
    The New York Review of Books, December 2, 1971, pp. 36-40
  29. Letters
    The New York Review of Books, March 27, 1986, pp. 52-56
  30. Letters
    The New York Review of Books, May 18, 1989, pp. 61-64
  31. Letters
    The New York Review of Books, June 14, 1990, pp. 60-64
  32. Letters
    The New York Review of Books, April 23, 1992, pp. 56-60
  33. Letters
    The New York Review of Books, June 9, 1994, pp. 60-64
  34. Letters
    The New York Review of Books, March 2, 1995, pp. 44-48
  35. Letters
    The New York Review of Books, November 16, 1995, pp. 64-68
  36. Letters
    The New York Review of Books, April 8, 1999, pp. 77-80
  37. [+]
    Life and Death in Slavery (2 Reviews)
    Celia: A Slave, by Melton A. McLaurin
    1. Celia: A Slave by Melton A. McLaurin
    2. Bloody Dawn by Thomas P. Slaughter
    The New York Review of Books, January 30, 1992, pp. 6-9
  38. Looking at Slavery from Broader Perspectives
    The American Historical Review, April 2000, pp. 452-466
  39. [+]
    Marlboro Country (Review)
    History of the Westward Movement, by Frederick Merk
    1. History of the Westward Movement by Frederick Merk
    The New York Review of Books, May 3, 1979, pp. 30-32
  40. The Movement to Abolish Capital Punishment in America, 1787-1861
    The American Historical Review, October 1957, pp. 23-46
  41. [+]
    The Other Revolution (3 Reviews)
    Joyous Greetings, by Bonnie S. Anderson
    1. Joyous Greetings by Bonnie S. Anderson
    2. Not for Ourselves Alone by Geoffrey C. Ward, Ken Burns, and Paul Barnes
    3. Not for Ourselves Alone (1999 Film) by Ken Burns and Paul Barnes
    The New York Review of Books, October 5, 2000, pp. 42-46
  42. [+]
    The Other Zion (7 Reviews)
    A History of the Jews in America, by Howard M. Sachar
    1. A History of the Jews in America by Howard M. Sachar
    2. A Time for Planting: The First Migration, 1654-1820 by Eli Faber
    3. A Time for Gathering: The Second Migration, 1820-1880 by Hasia R. Diner
    4. A Time for Building: The Third Migration, 1880-1920 by Gerald Sorin
    5. A Time for Searching: Entering the Mainstream, 1920-1945 by Henry L. Feingold
    6. A Time for Healing: American Jewry Since World War II by Edward S. Shapiro
    7. What Use Is Jewish History by Lucy S. Dawidowicz
    The New Republic, April 12, 1993, pp. 29-35
  43. [+]
    Out of the Shadows (Review)
    The Image of the Black in Western Art, by Ladislas Bugner
    1. The Image of the Black in Western Art by Ladislas Bugner
    The New York Review of Books, November 5, 1981, pp. 38-42
  44. [+]
    Price and Prejudice (Review)
    Bearing the Cross, by David J. Garrow
    1. Bearing the Cross by David J. Garrow
    The New Republic, January 5, 1987, pp. 34-35
  45. The Problem of Slavery in the Age of Revolution, 1770-1823 (1975)
    5 Reviews, 1 Readable
  46. The Problem of Slavery in Western Culture (1966)
    5 Reviews, 3 Readable
  47. [+]
    The Rebel (Review)
    The Future of the Past, by C. Vann Woodward
    1. The Future of the Past by C. Vann Woodward
    The New York Review of Books, May 17, 1990, pp. 30-33
  48. AHR Forum
    Reflections on Abolitionism and Ideological Hegemony
    The American Historical Review, October 1987, pp. 797-812
  49. Revolutions (1990)
    Reflections on American Equality and Foreign Liberations
    2 Reviews
  50. [+]
    Secrets of the Mormons (4 Reviews)
    America's Saints, by Robert Gottlieb and Peter Wiley
    1. America's Saints by Robert Gottlieb and Peter Wiley
    2. Mormonism: The Story of a New Religious Tradition by Jan Shipps
    3. Joseph Smith and the Beginnings of Mormonism by Richard L. Bushman
    4. Brigham Young: American Moses by Leonard J. Arrington
    The New York Review of Books, August 15, 1985, pp. 15-18
  51. The Slave Power Conspiracy and the Paranoid Style (1969)
    4 Reviews, 1 Readable
  52. The Slave Trade and the Jews
    The New York Review of Books, December 22, 1994, pp. 14-16
  53. Slavery and Human Progress (1984)
    9 Reviews
  54. Slavery and the Post-World War II Historians
    Daedalus, Spring 1974, pp. 1-16
  55. [+]
    Slaves in Islam (Review)
    Race and Slavery in the Middle East, by Bernard Lewis
    1. Race and Slavery in the Middle East by Bernard Lewis
    The New York Review of Books, October 11, 1990, pp. 35-38
  56. Articles
    Some Recent Directions in American Cultural History
    The American Historical Review, February 1968, pp. 696-707
  57. [+]
    Southern Comfort (3 Reviews)
    The Southern Tradition, by Eugene D. Genovese
    1. The Southern Tradition by Eugene D. Genovese
    2. The Slaveholders' Dilemma by Eugene D. Genovese
    3. The Southern Front by Eugene D. Genovese
    The New York Review of Books, October 5, 1995, pp. 43-46
  58. [+]
    Terror in Mississippi (3 Reviews)
    Tumult and Silence at Second Creek, by Winthrop D. Jordan
    1. Tumult and Silence at Second Creek by Winthrop D. Jordan
    2. Witness for Freedom by C. Peter Ripley, Roy E. Finkenbine, and Michael F. Hembree, ...
    3. Free at Last by Ira Berlin, Barbara J. Fields, and Steven F. Miller, ...
    The New York Review of Books, November 4, 1993, pp. 6-11
  59. [+]
    The Triumph of the Country (Review)
    The Age of Federalism, by Stanley Elkins and Eric McKitrick
    1. The Age of Federalism by Stanley Elkins and Eric McKitrick
    The New York Review of Books, May 12, 1994, pp. 25-28
  60. [+]
    Uncle Oedipus and Ante Bellum (Review)
    Patricide in the House Divided, by George B. Forgie
    1. Patricide in the House Divided by George B. Forgie
    The New York Review of Books, October 25, 1979, pp. 23-26
  61. [+]
    United States (Review)
    The Black Family in Slavery and Freedom, 1750-1925, by Herbert G. Gutman
    1. The Black Family in Slavery and Freedom, 1750-1925 by Herbert G. Gutman
    The American Historical Review, June 1977, p. 744
  62. [+]
    United States (Review)
    Moral Choices, by Peter F. Walker
    1. Moral Choices by Peter F. Walker
    The American Historical Review, December 1979, p. 1474
  63. [+]
    The Universal Attractions of Slavery (Review)
    Abolition, by Seymour Drescher
    1. Abolition by Seymour Drescher
    The New York Review of Books, December 17, 2009, pp. 72-74
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    White Wives and Slave Mothers (Review)
    Life in Black and White, by Brenda E. Stevenson
    1. Life in Black and White by Brenda E. Stevenson
    The New York Review of Books, February 20, 1997, pp. 35-38
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    The White World of Frederick Douglas (Review)
    Frederick Douglass, by William S. McFeely
    1. Frederick Douglass by William S. McFeely
    The New York Review of Books, May 16, 1991, pp. 12-15
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