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Slavery in the United States. Antislavery movements

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  • Twelve Years A Slaveby Solomon Northup

    HarperCollins Canada 2013; US$ 5.99

    First published in 1853, Twelve Years a Slave is the narrative of Solomon Northup?s experience as a freeman sold into slavery, having spent twelve years in bondage before finally escaping. Northup?s memoir reveals unimaginable details, detailing the slave markets and horrors of life on a plantation from the perspective of a man who lived more than... more...

  • The Maroons of Prospect Bluff and Their Quest for Freedom in the Atlantic Worldby Nathaniel Millett

    University Press of Florida 2013; US$ 74.95

    Nathaniel Millett examines how the Prospect Bluff maroons constructed their freedom, shedding light on the extent to which they could fight physically and intellectually to claim their rights. Millett considers the legacy of the Haitian Revolution, the growing influence of abolitionism, and the period?s changing interpretations of race, freedom, and... more...

  • Between Slavery and Freedomby Howard Jr. McGary; Bill E. Lawson

    Indiana University Press 1993; US$ 11.99

    Using the writings of slaves and former slaves, as well as commentaries on slavery, Between Slavery and Freedom explores the American slave experience to gain a better understanding of six moral and political concepts?oppression, paternalism, resistance, political obligation, citizenship, and forgiveness. The authors use analytical philosophy as well... more...

  • Marx, Tocqueville, and Race in Americaby Jr. August H. Nimtz

    Lexington Books 2003; US$ 44.99

    While Alexis de Tocqueville described America as the 'absolute democracy,' Karl Marx saw the nation as a 'defiled republic' so long as it permitted the enslavement of blacks. August J. Nimtz argues that Marx, unlike Tocqueville, not only recognized that the overthrow of slavery and the cessation of racial oppression were central to democracy's realization... more...

  • Necessary Courageby Lowell J. Soike

    University of Iowa Press 2013; US$ 24.95

    During the 1850s and early 1860s, Iowa, the westernmost free state bordering a slave state, stood as a bulwark of antislavery sentiment while the decades-long struggle over slavery shifted westward. On its southern border lay Missouri, the northernmost slaveholding state. To its west was the Kansas-Nebraska Territory, where proslavery and antislavery... more...

  • Incident at the Otterville Stationby John Christgau

    UNP - Nebraska Paperback 2013; US$ 16.95

    While elated Northerners were celebrating victory at Gettysburg and toasting Abraham Lincoln as the Great Emancipator, Missourian Charles W. Walker was rousing his thirteen slaves in the dark of night. In defiance of a standing Union order prohibiting the transfer of slaves among states, he intended to ship his slaves by train to Kentucky, where... more...

  • 12 Years a Slaveby Solomon Northup

    Hesperus Press Ltd. 2013; US$ 9.99

    A powerful and riveting condemnation of American slavery, 12 Years a Slave is the harrowing true story of Solomon Northup who was kidnapped and sold into slavery, enduring unimaginable degradation and abuse until his rescue twelve years later. Steve McQueen's powerful film adaptation starring Chiwetel Ejiofor, Brad Pitt, Michael Fassbender and Benedict... more...

  • Fleeing for Freedomby Willene Hendrick; George Hendrick

    Ivan R. Dee 2003; US$ 13.99

    Selected narratives from the two most important contemporary chroniclers of the Underground Railroad, Levi Coffin and William Still. Here are firsthand descriptions of the experiences of escaped slaves making their way to freedom in the North and in Canada in the years before the Civil War. "A colorful yet balanced portrait."?William L. Van Deburg. more...

  • Zephaniah Kingsley Jr. and the Atlantic Worldby Daniel L. Schafer

    University Press of Florida 2013; US$ 29.95

    Zephaniah Kingsley is best known for his Fort George Island plantation in Duval County, Florida, now a National Park Service site, and for his 1828 pamphlet, A Treatise on the Patriarchal System of Society , that advocated just and human treatment of slaves, liberal emancipation policies, and granting rights to free persons of color. Paradoxically,... more...

  • Quest Biographies Bundle ? Books 31?35by Rosemary Sadlier; Nathan Tidridge; Peggy Dymond Leavey; Ray Argyle; Ged Martin; J.J. Grant

    Dundurn 2013; US$ 32.99

    This bundle of titles in the Quest Biography series presents a variety of influential Canadian lives. In this volume we find anti-slavery crusader Harriet Tubman, War of 1812 heroine Laura Secord, Canada?s first prime minister John A. Macdonald, Newfoundland premier Joey Smallwood, and governor general Prince Edward, Duke of Kent. more...