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Slavery in the United States. Antislavery movements

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  • People of the Underground Railroadby Tom Calarco

    Greenwood Publishing Group 2008; US$ 75.00

    This volume is the largest in-depth collection of profiles of those individuals involved in the spiriting of black slaves to freedom in the northern states and Canada beginning around 1800 and lasting to the early Civil War years. more...

  • The Abolitionist Movementby CLAUDINE FERRELL

    ABC-CLIO 2005; US$ 66.00

    The abolitionists of the 1830s-1850s risked physical harm and social alienation as a result of their refusal to ignore what they considered a national sin, contrary to the ideals upon which America was founded. Derived from the moral accountability called for by the Great Awakening and the Quaker religion, the abolitionist movement demanded not just... more...

  • Rethinking the Slave Narrativeby CHARLES HEGLAR

    ABC-CLIO 2001; US$ 155.00

    The African American slave narrative is popularly viewed as the story of a lone male's flight from slavery to freedom, best exemplified by the Narrative of the Life of Frederick Douglass, An American Slave (1845). On the other hand, critics have also given much attention to Harriet Jacobs's Incidents in the Life of a Slave Girl (1861), to indicate... more...

  • John Brownby W.E.B. Du Bois; David R. Roediger

    Random House Publishing Group 2010; US$ 13.95

    A moving cultural biography of abolitionist martyr John Brown, by one of the most important African-American intellectuals of the twentieth century. In the history of slavery and its legacy, John Brown looms large as a hero whose deeds partly precipitated the Civil War. As Frederick Douglass wrote: "When John Brown stretched forth his arm ... the... more...

  • Enslaved Women and the Art of Resistance in Antebellum Americaby Renee K. Harrison

    Palgrave Macmillan Ltd. 2009; US$ 85.00

    Draws on mid-seventeenth to nineteenth-century slave narratives to describe oppression in the lives of enslaved African women. Investigates pre-colonial West and West Central African women's lives prior to European arrival to recover the cultural traditions and religious practices that helped enslaved women combat violence and oppression. more...

  • Sugar, Slavery, and Societyby Bernard Moitt

    UPF 2000; US$ 44.95

    In the literary works analyzed, the theme of resistance to the vagaries of the sugar plantation system that sought to dehumanize the workers stands out-resistance both by the enslaved and the indentured, by male and female. With regard to the enduring legacies of the sugar plantation system, this study highlights class formation and domination, the... more...

  • Broken Shacklesby Peter Meyler

    Dundurn 2007; US$ 11.99

    First published in 1889 under a pseudonym, this unique book documents the flight to Canada from the perspective of a fugitive slave from Maryland. more...

  • Slave Life in Virginia and Kentuckyby C. L. Innes

    LSU Press 2010; US$ 16.95

    In 1854, faced with the threat of yet another brutal beating, a fifty-year-old slave in Mason County, Kentucky, decided to try to escape. He joined the hundreds of other fugitive slaves fleeing across the Ohio River and north to Canada on the Underground Railroad. After his arrival in Toronto he discarded his master?s surname (Parker), renamed himself... more...

  • Black Odysseyby Nathan Irvin Huggins

    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...

  • Places of the Underground Railroadby Tom Calarco; Cynthia Vogel

    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...