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David Brion Davis

David Brion Davis is the Sterling Professor of History Emeritus at Yale University and a prominent scholar on slavery and abolition in the Western World. Davis has written many books on the history and morality of slavery, including Inhuman Bondage: The Rise and Fall of Slavery in the New World and Challenging The Boundaries of Slavery. Over his career Davis has been awarded the Pulitzer Prize for General Non-fiction, the National Book Award, the Bancroft Prize, and the Society of American Historians' Bruce Catton Prize for Lifetime Achievement. 

Articles by this Author

It was the nation’s biggest business, it was well organized as a Detroit assembly line, and it was here to stay. It was slavery. David Brion Davis, a lifelong student of the institution, tells how he discovered—and then set about teaching—its vast significance.