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Slavery in the United States. Antislavery movements

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  • The Abolitionist Movementby Claudine Ferrell

    ABC-CLIO 2005; US$ 52.00

    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 Narrative: Slave Marriage and the Narratives of Henry Bibb and William and Ellen Craftby Charles Heglar

    ABC-CLIO 2001; US$ 122.00

    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...

  • My Bondage and My Freedomby Frederick Douglass

    The Floating Press 2009; US$ 4.99 US$ 4.34

    The second in the series of three autobiographies penned by Frederick Douglass, My Bondage and My Freedom picks up where Narrative of the Life of Frederick Douglass left off. This volume recounts more gripping details of Douglass' transformation from illiterate slave to leading light of the abolitionist movement and offers an extended philosophical... more...

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

    Random House Publishing Group 2010; US$ 3.49

    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...

  • Lincoln and Douglasby Allen C. Guelzo

    Simon & Schuster 2010; US$ 17.00

    From the two-time winner of the prestigious Lincoln Prize, a stirring and surprising account of the debates that made Lincoln a national figure and defined the slavery issue that would bring the country to war. In 1858, Abraham Lincoln was known as a successful Illinois lawyer who had achieved some prominence in state politics as a leader in the new... more...

  • Slave Nationby Alfred Blumrosen; Ruth Blumrosen

    Sourcebooks, Inc. 2006; US$ 14.95

    A chilling history of the profound role that slavery played in the founding of the republic. 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...

  • Roll, Jordan, Rollby Eugene D. Genovese

    Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2011; US$ 22.00

    This landmark history of slavery in the South—a winner of the Bancroft Prize—challenged conventional views of slaves by illuminating the many forms of resistance to dehumanization that developed in slave society. Rather than emphasizing the cruelty and degradation of slavery, historian Eugene Genovese investigates the ways that slaves forced their... 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$ 8.99

    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...