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David Brion Davis


  • Originally published 03/16/2015

    Yale historian David Brion Davis wins National Book Critics Circle Award

    The culmination of more than 50 years of research, Davis’ award-winning work is the third volume in his “Problem of Slavery” trilogy, which includes the Pulitzer Prize-winning “The Problem of Slavery in Western Culture” (1966) and “The Problem of Slavery in the Age of Revolution, 1770–1823” (1975).

  • Originally published 04/02/2014

    How David Brion Davis came to study slavery

    Drew Gilpin Faust

    David Brion Davis, age eighty-six, has published the final volume in the trilogy he inaugurated with The Problem of Slavery in Western Culture (PSWC) and continued with The Problem of Slavery in the Age of Revolution, 1770–1823 (PSAR) in 1975.

  • Originally published 04/02/2014

    Where David Brion Davis fits in the historiography of slavery

    Drew Gilpin Faust

    Since the middle of the twentieth century, our understanding of the American past has been revolutionized, in no small part because of our altered conceptions of the place of race in the nation’s history.