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Slavery in the United States. Antislavery movements

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  • Slave Cultureby Sterling Stuckey

    Oxford University Press 1988; US$ 31.99

    In this ground-breaking study, Sterling Stuckey, a leading cultural historian and authority on slavery, explains how different African peoples interacted on the plantations of the South to achieve a common culture. He argues that, at the time of emancipation, slaves still remained essentially African in culture, a conclusion with profound implications... more...

  • The Slave's Narrativeby Charles T. Davis; Henry Louis Gates

    Oxford University Press 1991; US$ 38.00

    This textbook has been designed to confront a central issue in the study of 19th-century Afro-American literature - the question of how to analyse and evaluate the autobiographical tradition of ex-slaves. more...

  • Mutiny on the Amistadby Howard Jones

    Oxford University Press 1997; US$ 24.99

    Published to coincide with the movie "Amistad", this is the story of the only instance in history where African blacks, seized by slave dealers, won their freedom and returned home. The 1839 revolt on a Spanish slave ship ignited events which climaxed in the US court's ruling to free the captives. more...

  • This Species of Propertyby Leslie Howard Owens

    Oxford University Press 1977; US$ 39.99

    Owens' fascinating study explores the personality and behavior of the slave within the context of what it meant to be a slave. Based on a variety of plantation records, diaries, slave narratives, travelers' accounts, and other items bearing on the slave's experiences in his relationships to slaveholders, it concentrates on the years between 1770 and... more...

  • Freedom by Degreesby Gary B. Nash; Jean R. Soderlund

    Oxford University Press 1991; US$ 129.99

    A study which depicts how slavery in the USA ended within a single generation at the end of the 18th century, in the important colony/state of Pennsylvania. more...

  • From Homicide to Slaveryby David Brion Davis

    Oxford University Press 1989; US$ 59.99

    This collection of the author's selected essays reflect his wide-ranging interests in American colonial history, Afro-American history, the social sciences and American literature. Amongst his topics are capital punishment, the American anti-slavery movement and the cowboy as American hero. more...

  • Nat Turnerby Kenneth S. Greenberg

    Oxford University Press 2003; US$ 22.99

    Leader of an important slave rebellion, murderer of unarmed men and women, beacon of freedom, and religious fanatic - the contradictory figure of Nat Turner represents all the terrible complexities of American slavery. This biography offers insight into the man, his rebellion, and his time. more...

  • Patriotic Treasonby Evan Carton

    Atria Books 2006; US$ 15.00

    John Brown is a lightning rod of history. Yet he is poorly understood and most commonly described in stereotypes -- as a madman, martyr, or enigma. Not until Patriotic Treason has a biography or history brought him so fully to life, in scintillating prose and moving detail, making his life and legacy -- and the staggering sacrifices he made for his... more...

  • The Afterlife of John Brownby Eldrid Herrington; Andrew Taylor

    Palgrave Macmillan 2005; US$ 93.00

    An examination of the influence - however contested - of John Brown of the Harper's Ferry Rebellion on the national narrative of the United States more...

  • The Fires of Jubileeby Stephen B. Oates

    HarperCollins 2009; US$ 11.99

    The bloody slave rebellion led by Nat Turner in Virginia in 1831 and the savage reprisals that followed shattered beyond repair the myth of the contented slave and the benign master, and intensified the forces of change that would plunge America into the bloodbath of the Civil War. Stephen B. Oates, the acclaimed biographer of Abraham Lincoln and... more...