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Slavery in the United States. Antislavery movements

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  • The Slave Tradeby Matthew Kachur

    Infobase Publishing 2006; US$ 35.00

    The transatlantic slave trade forcibly brought thousands of Africans to the Americas. In doing so, it impacted peoples and cultures across the globe. The legacy of the slave trade has had lasting effects on the American culture for generations. This work explores this intriguing time in American history. more...

  • Frederick Douglass and the Atlantic Worldby Fionnghuala Sweeney

    Liverpool University Press 2007; US$ 65.00

    Frederick Douglass and the Atlantic World takes as its subject the effect of extra-territorial sites - Ireland, Haiti, Egypt - on Frederick Douglass’s writing, self-construction, national, class and racial identity, and status as representative US American man. This innovative book will be of interest to those working in the fields of history,... more...

  • Subfloor Pits and the Archaeology of Slavery in Colonial Virginiaby Patricia Samford

    University of Alabama Press 2011; US$ 29.95

    Enslaved Africans and their descendants comprised a significant portion of colonial Virginia populations, with most living on rural slave quarters adjacent to the agricultural fields in which they labored. Archaeological excavations into these home sites have provided unique windows into the daily lifeways and culture of these early inhabitants.... more...

  • Beyond the Riverby Ann Hagedorn

    Simon & Schuster 2008; US$ 15.99

    Beyond the River brings to brilliant life the dramatic story of the forgotten heroes of the Ripley, Ohio, line of the Underground Railroad. From the highest hill above the town of Ripley, Ohio, you can see five bends in the Ohio River. You can see the hills of northern Kentucky and the rooftops of Ripley?s riverfront houses. And you can see what... more...

  • My Bondage and My Freedomby Frederick Douglass

    The Floating Press 2009; US$ 4.99

    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...

  • Slavery in the South: A State-by-State Historyby Clayton Jewett; John Allen

    ABC-CLIO 2004; US$ 72.00

    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...

  • Abolitionist Movement, Theby Claudine Ferrell

    ABC-CLIO 2005; US$ 52.00

    This concise reference source on the struggle to end slavery in America includes illustrations, biographies, primary documents, and an annotated bibliography. 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...

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

    Random House Publishing Group 2010; US$ 15.00

    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...