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Slavery in the United States. Antislavery movements

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  • Growing Up in Slaveryby Yuval Taylor

    Chicago Review Press 2007; US$ 9.99

    Ten slaves—all under the age of 19—tell stories of enslavement, brutality, and dreams of freedom in this collection culled from full-length autobiographies. These accounts, selected to help teenagers relate to the horrific experiences of slaves their own age living in the not-so-distant past, include stories of young slaves torn from their mothers... more...

  • Narrative of the Life of Frederick Douglass, an American Slaveby Frederick Douglass; Deborah E. McDowell

    Oxford University Press, UK 1999; US$ 8.99

    Frederick Douglass's Narrative recounts his life as a slave in Maryland and escape to freedom in 1838. An important slave autobiography, it is significant both for what it tells us about slave life and about its author. It is here reprinted with contexualizing source material and other writings by Douglass, as well as an introduction discussing... more...

  • The Debate Over Slaveryby David F. Ericson

    NYU Press 2000; US$ 89.00

    Frederick Douglass and George Fitzhugh disagreed on virtually every major issue of the day. On slavery, women's rights, and the preservation of the Union their opinions were diametrically opposed. Where Douglass thundered against the evils of slavery, Fitzhugh counted its many alleged blessings in ways that would make modern readers cringe. What... more...

  • The Political Thought of Frederick Douglassby Nicholas Buccola

    NYU Press 2012; US$ 79.00

    Frederick Douglass, one of the most prominent figures in African-American and United States history, was born a slave, but escaped to the North and became a well-known anti-slavery activist, orator, and author. In The Political Thought of Frederick Douglass, Nicholas Buccola provides an important and original argument about the ideas that animated... more...

  • Negro Comrades of the Crownby Gerald Horne

    NYU Press 2012; US$ 79.00

    While it is well known that more Africans fought on behalf of the British than with the successful patriots of the American Revolution, Gerald Horne reveals in his latest work of historical recovery that after 1776, Africans and African-Americans continued to collaborate with Great Britain against the United States in battles big and small until the... more...

  • The Sugar Mastersby Richard Follett

    LSU Press 2005; US$ 17.95

    Focusing on the master-slave relationship in Louisiana's antebellum sugarcane country, The Sugar Masters explores how a modern, capitalist mind-set among planters meshed with old-style paternalistic attitudes to create one of the South's most insidiously oppressive labor systems. As author Richard Follett vividly demonstrates, the agricultural paradise... more...

  • The Ideology of Slaveryby Drew Gilpin Faust

    LSU Press 1981; US$ 22.95

    In one volume, these essentially unabridged selections from the works of the proslavery apologists are now conveniently accessible to scholars and students of the antebellum South. The Ideology of Slavery includes excerpts by Thomas R. Dew, founder of a new phase of proslavery militancy; William Harper and James Henry Hammond, representatives of the... more...

  • Narrative of James Williams, an American Slaveby Hank Trent

    LSU Press 2013; US$ 45.00

    The American Anti-Slavery Society originally published Narrative of James Williams, an American Slave in 1838 to much fanfare, describing it as a rare slave autobiography. Soon thereafter, however, southerners challenged the authenticity of the work and the society retracted it. Abolitionists at the time were unable to defend the book; and, until... more...

  • The Martyrdom of Abolitionist Charles Torreyby E. Fuller Torrey

    LSU Press 2013; US$ 39.95

    During his brief yet remarkable career, abolitionist Charles Torrey -- called the "father of the Underground Railroad" by his peers -- assisted almost four hundred slaves in gaining their freedom. A Yale graduate and an ordained minister, Torrey set up a well-organized route for escaped slaves traveling from Washington and Baltimore to Philadelphia... more...

  • Manhood Enslavedby Kenneth E. Marshall

    Boydell & Brewer Group Ltd 2013; US$ 24.78

    Manhood Enslaved' reconstructs the lives of three male captives to bring greater intellectual and historical clarity to the muted lives of enslaved peoples in eighteenth- and early nineteenth-century central New Jersey, where blacks were held in bondage for nearly two centuries. The book contributes to an evolving body of historical scholarship arguing... more...