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Slavery in the United States. Antislavery movements

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  • The Antislavery Movement in Kentuckyby Lowell H. Harrison

    The University Press of Kentucky 2015; US$ 20.00

    As one of only two states in the nation to still allow slavery by the time of the Thirteenth Amendment in 1865, Kentucky's history of slavery runs deep. Based on extensive research, The Antislavery Movement in Kentucky focuses on two main antislavery movements that emerged in Kentucky during the early years of opposition. By 1820, Kentuckians such... more...

  • Betsy Mix Cowlesby Stacey M Robertson

    Westview Press 2013; US$ 9.99

    An engaging introduction to the life of Betsy Mix Cowles, a radical abolitionist in the Civil War era. 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. The decades preceding the Civil War were rife with fierce sectarian violence along the borders between slave and free states. The Ohio River was one such border. Here in the river towns of Ohio and Kentucky,... more...

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

    Palgrave Macmillan 2010; US$ 33.00

    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...

  • 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...

  • Black Southerners, 1619-1869by John B. Boles

    The University Press of Kentucky 2015; US$ 22.00

    This interpretation of the black experience in the South revealing emphasizes the evolution of slavery over time and the emergence of a rich, hybrid African American culture. From the incisive discussion on the origins of slavery in the Chesapeake colonies, John Boles embarks on an interpretation of a vast body of demographic, anthropological, and... 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...

  • Busy in the Causeby Lowell J. Soike

    UNP - Nebraska Paperback 2014; US$ 30.00

    Despite the immense body of literature about the American Civil War and its causes, the nation?s western involvement in the approaching conflict often gets short shrift. Slavery was the catalyst for fiery rhetoric on both sides of the Mason-Dixon line and fiery conflicts on the western edges of the nation. Driven by questions regarding the place of... more...

  • The Complete Antislavery Writings of Anthony Benezet, 1754-1783by David L. Crosby

    LSU Press 2014; US$ 49.95

    Pennsylvanian Quaker Anthony Benezet was one of the most important and prolific abolitionists of the eighteenth century. The first to combine religious and philosophical arguments with extensive documentation of the slave trade based on eyewitness reports from Africa and the colonies, Benezet's antislavery writings served as foundational texts for... more...

  • Das Emanzipationsedikt von 1812 in Preußenby Irene A. Diekmann

    De Gruyter 2013; US$ 154.00

    Two-hundred years after the issuance of the ?Edict concerning the civil rights of Jews in the Prussian state,? the thirteen essays in this volume examine the Prussian emancipation model with the benefit of previously unresearched sources. Starting from the situation facing Prussian Jews at the time of King Friedrich II, the contributors... more...