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- ABC-CLIO 2010; US$ 85.00
No one knows where the term "Underground Railroad" originated, but the loose network that helped countless slaves to freedom was certainly no myth. Through its offices, slaves were able to find their way to the northern United States, Canada, and even to Mexico, often traveling thousands of miles as "conductors" facilitated their journeys from station... more...
- Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2011; US$ 18.00
This classic work of scholarship and empathy tells the story of the self-creation of the African-American people. It assesses the full impact of the Middle Passage -- "the most traumatizing mass human migration in modern history" -- and of North American slavery both on the enslaved and on those who enslaved them. It explores the ways in which a nominally... more...
- Palgrave Macmillan 2010; US$ 90.00
This book examines the relationship between antislavery texts and emerging representations of 'free labor' in mid-nineteenth-century America. more...
- Cambridge University Press 1996; US$ 34.00
This is a far-ranging study which contextualises both the historical figure of Harriet Jacobs and her autobiography as a created work of art. more...
- Palgrave Macmillan 2010; US$ 30.00
This book looks at a United States that continues to be driven by racial and cultural divisions, from the disproportionately high number of incarcerated African Americans to heartfelt disagreements over the true nature of marriage and the proper role of faith in public policy. more...
- Taylor and Francis 2012; US$ 158.00
This book examines the social, economic, and cultural factors that have produced the current crisis in African American masculinity, tracing the development of concepts of manhood from pre-colonial West Africa through the Emancipation Proclamation in America. The study begins with an exploration of the cultural context of manhood and the social development... more...
- ABC-CLIO 2011; US$ 35.00
Frederick Douglass was a champion of freedom who stood up for what he believed. He attended the Seneca Falls Convention and became an early supporter of women's right to vote. He led the recruiting effort for the 54th Massachusetts, the first all-black Union combat unit in the Civil War, and he founded The North Star, the second black newspaper published... more...
- Dundurn 2012; US$ 9.99
Born in the United States and enslaved as a child, Harriet Tubman (circa 1820-1913) is one of the best-known figures connected to the Underground Railroad. Her success encouraged enslaved Africans to make the brave break for freedom and reinforced the belief held by abolitionists in the potential of black freedom and independence. more...
- Oxford University Press, USA 2011; US$ 26.99
The pre-Civil War autobiographies of famous fugitives such as Frederick Douglass, William Wells Brown, and Harriet Jacobs form the bedrock of the African American narrative tradition. After emancipation arrived in 1865, former slaves continued to write about their experience of enslavement and their upward struggle to realize the promise of freedom... more...
- Mainstream Publishing 2011; US$ 12.77
In the seventeenth and eighteenth centuries, 300,000 people or more became slaves there in all but name. Urchins were swept up from London's streets to labour in the tobacco fields, brothels were raided to provide 'breeders' for Virginia and hopeful migrants were duped into signing as indentured servants, unaware they would become chattels who could... more...