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Slavery in the United States. Antislavery movements

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  • Roll, Jordan, Rollby Eugene D. Genovese

    Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2011; US$ 21.00

    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$ 16.95

    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...

  • 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...

  • Antislavery Discourse and Nineteenth-Century American Literatureby Julie Husband

    Palgrave Macmillan 2010; US$ 100.00

    This book examines the relationship between antislavery texts and emerging representations of 'free labor' in mid-nineteenth-century America. 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...

  • Harriet Jacobs and Incidents in the Life of a Slave Girlby Deborah M. Garfield; Rafia Zafar

    Cambridge University Press 1996; US$ 34.00

    This is a far-ranging study which contextualises both the historical figure of Harriet Jacobs and her autobiography as a created work of art. more...

  • Beyond Slaveryby Bernadette J. Brooten; Jacqueline L. Hazelton

    Palgrave Macmillan 2010; US$ 31.00

    This book looks at a United States that continues to be driven by racial and cultural divisions, from the disproportionately high number of incarcerated African Americans to heartfelt disagreements over the true nature of marriage and the proper role of faith in public policy. more...

  • Dismantling Black Manhoodby Daniel P. Black

    Taylor and Francis 2012; US$ 158.00

    This book examines the social, economic, and cultural factors that have produced the current crisis in African American masculinity, tracing the development of concepts of manhood from pre-colonial West Africa through the Emancipation Proclamation in America. The study begins with an exploration of the cultural context of manhood and the social development... more...