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Slavery in the United States. Antislavery movements

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  • The Narrative of the Life of Frederick Douglassby Frederick Douglass

    The Floating Press 2008; US$ 6.99

    Frederick Douglass was an ex-slave and a great orator in early 19th-century USA. His autobiography details his experiences as a slave and is considered the most famous such work, though many similar were written by his contemporaries. This work also influenced and fueled the abolitionist movement, in which Douglass was an important figure. more...

  • Slavery in the Citiesby Richard C. Wade

    Oxford University Press 1967; US$ 39.99

    Attempts to show what happened to slavery in an urban environment and to reconstruct the texture of life of the Negroes who lived in bondage in the cities. more...

  • Slavery and the Making of Americaby James Oliver Horton; Lois E. Horton

    Oxford University Press 2006; US$ 18.99

    Assesses the economic, cultural, and social implications of the enslavement of Africans in America, and includes profiles of both well-known and lesser-known historical figures. more...

  • The Grimke Sisters from South Carolinaby Gerda Lerner

    Oxford University Press 1998; US$ 22.50

    The only Southern white women ever to become leading abolitionists, Sarah and Angelina Grimke encountered many obstacles and leapt many hurdles in pursuing their anti-slavery work. Their greatest accomplishment was overcoming the ubiquitous prejudices of society in regard to women. Indeed, they were the first women to take to the public platform and... more...

  • Carry Me Backby Steven Deyle

    Oxford University Press 2005; US$ 18.99

    A tour-de-force examination of the history of the domestic slave trade in America. This book represents a detailed accounting of the movement of slaves from market within the United States, as well as an examination of the lives of those operating and participating in the business world of those markets. more...

  • The Afterlife of John Brownby Eldrid Herrington; Andrew Taylor

    Palgrave Macmillan 2005; US$ 89.00

    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...

  • Slaveryby

    DK Publishing 2009; US$ 24.99

    The story of slavery - from its roots to the present day Slavery has plagued the history of humankind for thousands of years, from the conquered peoples of Ancient times to the millions of Africans stolen from their homelands and forced into work that helped build America and the modern world. But what was it like to be a slave, endure such... more...

  • What the Slaves Ateby Herbert C. Covey; Dwight Eisnach

    ABC-CLIO 2009; US$ 60.00

    Carefully documenting African American slave foods, this book reveals that slaves actively developed their own foodways-their customs involving family and food. The authors connect African foods and food preparation to the development during slavery of Southern cuisines having African influences, including Cajun, Creole, and what later became known... more...

  • The Raid on Harpers Ferryby Samuel Willard Crompton

    Infobase Publishing 2010; US$ 35.00

    In October 1859,a group of 22 men led by abolitionist John Brown sought to ignite a slave revolt. They believed that a violent rebellion was the only way to change the system and bring down slavery's hold onthe South. They came at harvest time, believing that this was when the overworked slaves would be most eager to revolt. Brown's mentook... more...

  • Lincoln and Douglasby Allen C. Guelzo

    Simon & Schuster 2010; US$ 17.00

    In 1858, Abraham Lincoln was known as a successful Illinois lawyer who had achieved some prominence in state politics as a leader in the new Republican Party. Two years later, he was elected president and was on his way to becoming the greatest chief executive in American history. What carried this one-term congressman from obscurity to fame was... more...