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Slavery in the United States. Antislavery movements

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  • Against Slaveryby Various; Mason Lowance

    Penguin Group US 2000; US$ 17.00

    Assembles more than forty speeches, lectures, and essays critical to the abolitionist crusade. Features William Lloyd Garrison, Frederick Douglass, Lydia Maria Child, Wendell Phillips, Harriet Beecher Stowe, and Ralph Waldo Emerson. "An invaluable resource to students, scholars, and general readers alike."? Amazon.com . more...

  • North Carolina Slave Narrativesby William L. Andrews

    The University of North Carolina Press 2003; US$ 26.00

    The autobiographies of former slaves contributed powerfully to the abolitionist movement in the United States, fanning national--even international--indignation against the evils of slavery. The four texts gathered here are all from North Carolina slaves and are among the most memorable and influential slave narratives published in the nineteenth... more...

  • Masterful Womenby Kirsten E. Wood

    The University of North Carolina Press 2004; US$ 30.00

    Many early-nineteenth-century slaveholders considered themselves "masters" not only over slaves, but also over the institutions of marriage and family. According to many historians, the privilege of mastery was reserved for white males. But as many as one in ten slaveholders--sometimes more--was a widow, and as Kirsten E. Wood demonstrates, slaveholding... more...

  • Runaway Slavesby John Hope Franklin; Loren Schweninger

    Oxford University Press, USA 2000; US$ 18.99

    Preface. Acknowledgments. 1. Dissidents in the Conscript Army. Day to Day Resistance. Hired Slave Dissatisfaction. Open Defiance. Slaves and Overseers. Conspiracies. The Pride of Dissidence. 2. On the Run. Death of the Master. The Plantation Household. Opportunity. Assisted by Whites. Dissatisfaction of Hired Slaves. Merely To Be Free. Cruel and Unusual... more...

  • Passionate Liberatorby Robert H. Abzug

    Oxford University Press, USA 1982; US$ 26.99

    Recounts Weld's intense childhood, his stormy Religious conversion, his entry into the World of reform, and finally, his rejection of public life. more...

  • 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...

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

    University of Alabama Press 2008; 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...

  • 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...

  • 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...