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  • The Diligent: Worlds Of The Slave Tradeby Robert Harms

    Basic Books 2008; US$ 20.95

    An original book that will endure.... As a comprehensive and multilayered appreciation of the [slave] trade, The Diligent has no peer. --New York Times Book Review. ]]> more...

  • Twelve Years a Slaveby Solomon Northup; Ira Berlin; Henry Louis Gates; Steve McQueen

    Penguin Group US 2012; US$ 12.99

    Now the major motion picture that won the 2014 Academy Award for Best Picture, starring Chiwetel Ejiofor, Michael Fassbender, and Lupita Nyong?o, and directed by Steve McQueen Perhaps the best written of all the slave narratives, Twelve Years a Slave is a harrowing memoir about one of the darkest periods in American history. It recounts... more...

  • Facing Racial Revolutionby Jeremy D. Popkin

    University of Chicago Press 2010; US$ 18.00

    The only truly successful slave uprising in the Atlantic world, the Haitian Revolution gave birth to the first independent black republic of the modern era. Inspired by the revolution that had recently roiled their French rulers, black slaves and people of mixed race alike rose up against their oppressors in a bloody insurrection that led to the... more...

  • Amazing Graceby Eric Metaxas

    HarperCollins 2007; US$ 10.99

    Amazing Grace tells the story of the remarkable life of the British abolitionist William Wilberforce (1759-1833). This accessible biography chronicles Wilberforce's extraordinary role as a human rights activist, cultural reformer, and member of Parliament. At the center of this heroic life was a passionate twenty-year fight to abolish the British slave... more...

  • Abolitionby Seymour Drescher

    Cambridge University Press 2009; US$ 23.00

    This book examines the impact of violence, economics, and civil society in the ebb and flow of slavery and antislavery during the last five centuries. more...

  • Transformations in Slaveryby Paul E. Lovejoy

    Cambridge University Press 2011; US$ 26.00

    A history of African slavery from the fifteenth to the early twentieth centuries. more...

  • White Goldby Giles Milton

    Farrar, Straus and Giroux 2006; US$ 8.99

    The true story of white European slaves in eighteenth century Algiers, Tunis, and Morocco In the summer of 1716, a Cornish cabin boy named Thomas Pellow and fifty-one of his comrades were captured at sea by the Barbary corsairs. Their captors--Ali Hakem and his network of Islamic slave traders--had declared war on the whole of Christendom. France,... more...

  • The Gladiatorby Alan Baker

    Da Capo Press 2008; US$ 15.00

    Take "a lively, voyeuristic glimpse into the ancient world" of the gladiator (Publishers Weekly) more...

  • Slave and Citizenby Frank Tannenbaum

    Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2012; US$ 19.00

    Slave & Citizen deals with one of the most intriguing problems presented by the development of the New World: the contrast between the legal and social positions of the Negro in the United States and in Latin America. It is well-known that in Brazil and in the Caribbean area, Negroes do not suffer legal or even major social disabilities on account... more...

  • Slavery in the Sudanby Mohamed Ibrahim Nugud; Asma Mohamed Abdel Halim; Sharon Barnes

    Palgrave Macmillan 2013; US$ 85.00

    This groundbreaking study offers a rare window into the history of slavery in the Sudan, with particular attention to the relationships between slaves and masters. Thoroughly documented, it provides valuable context to current issues of global concern and combats persistent myths about African slavery. more...