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Slavery in the United States. Antislavery movements

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  • American Taxation, American Slaveryby Robin L. Einhorn

    University of Chicago Press 2008; US$ 25.00

    For all the recent attention to the slaveholding of the founding fathers, we still know remarkably little about the influence of slavery on American politics. American Taxation, American Slavery tackles this problem in a new way. Rather than parsing the ideological pronouncements of charismatic slaveholders, it examines the concrete policy decisions... more...

  • Incidents in the Life of a Slave Girlby Harriet Jacobs; Nell Irvin Painter

    Penguin Group US 2000; US$ 13.00

    A haunting, evocative recounting of her life as a slave in North Carolina and of her final escape and emancipation, Harriet Jacobs's classic narrative, written between 1853 and 1858 and published pseduonymously in 1861, tells firsthand of the horrors inflicted on slaves. In writing this extraordinary memoir, which culminates in the seven years she... more...

  • Beyond the Riverby Ann Hagedorn

    Simon & Schuster 2008; US$ 15.00

    Beyond the River brings to brilliant life the dramatic story of the forgotten heroes of the Ripley, Ohio, line of the Underground Railroad. The decades preceding the Civil War were rife with fierce sectarian violence along the borders between slave and free states. The Ohio River was one such border. Here in the river towns of Ohio and Kentucky,... more...

  • Slavery in the Southby Clayton E. Jewett; John O. Allen

    ABC-CLIO 2004; US$ 91.00

    Slavery in the United States is once again a topic of contention as politicians and interest groups argue about and explore the possibility of reparations. The subject is clearly not exhausted, and a state-by-state approach fills a critical reference niche. This book is the first comparative summary of the southern slave states from Colonial times... more...

  • 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...