Slave-Trading in the Old South. [1931 Second Edition]
Described as the standard history of the domestic slave trade, Bancroft’s book was the “product of more than three decades of research [and] was the first scholarly treatment of the subject ... For years Bancroft had immersed himself in slave traders’ advertisements for bondsmen, city directories, slave ship manifests, letters, wills, and court records. He broke fresh historiographical ground by obtaining oral testimony from ex-slaves, slave traders and planters” (Smith: 1999, 33). An excellent copy. Gilt lettering to binding is exceptionally bright.
Description: Slave-Trading in the Old South. [1931 Second Edition]
Baltimore: J.H. Furst, 1931. Second printing. Frontis, 415pp., top-edge gilt. 8vo. Publisher’s maroon and gilt-lettered cloth. Illustrated with numerous plates. Faintest of offsetting to front endpapers, in near fine condition.
Ref. Smith, Slavery, Race, and American History: Historical Conflict, Trends, and Method, 1866-1953 (New York & London, 1999).