by Peter Kolchin. Published by Hill and Wang, New York, 1993. First edition, first printing. Hardcover, cloth-backed boards. 304pp. Fine in Fine dust jacket."A concise, engaging overview of American slavery from the beginning of the colonial era to emancipation and its aftermath. Kolchin takes a broad geographical perspective, putting American slavery in the context of a general trend toward use of forced labor on the periphery of an expanding Europe."