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Slavery in the United States. Antislavery movements

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  • Twelve Years a Slaveby Solomon Northup; Sue Eakin; Joseph Logsdon; Karolyn Smardz Frost

    LSU Press 2014; US$ 19.95

    The classic 1968 edition with historical notes WITH A NEW foreword by Karolyn Smardz Frost. Solomon Northup was a free man, the son of an emancipated Negro Slave. Until the spring of 1841 he lived a simple, uneventful life with his wife and three children in Upstate New York. Then, suddenly, he fell victim to a series of bizarre events that make... more...

  • Apropos of Africaby Martin Kilson; A.Cromwell Hill

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 54.95

    First published in 1969 more...

  • Narrative of the Life of Frederick Douglassby Frederick Douglass

    Skyhorse Publishing 2014; US$ 9.99

    The story of Frederick Douglass is passionate, harrowing, and inspiring. As a former slave, impassioned abolitionist, gifted writer, newspaper editor, and powerful orator, Douglass was an immense, motivational figure. His early life, filled with physical abuse, deprivation, and tragedy, adds up to a heart-wrenching history. However, he was able to... more...

  • 12 Years A Slaveby Solomon Northup

    Thunder Bay Press 2014; US$ 4.99

    When Solomon Northup, born a free black man in Saratoga, New York, was offered a short-term job with a circus in Washington, D.C., in 1841, he jumped at the opportunity. But when he arrived, he was kidnapped and sold into slavery in Louisiana. Finally, with the help of a Canadian abolitionist, he was rescued and reunited with his family in New York.... more...

  • The Political Economy of Slaveryby Eugene D. Genovese

    Wesleyan University Press 2014; US$ 20.99

    A stimulating analysis of the society and economy in the slave south. more...

  • Narrative of the Life and Adventures of Henry Bibb, an American Slaveby Henry Bibb

    The Floating Press 2014; US$ 3.99

    Henry Bibb was born in Kentucky in 1815 to an enslaved mother, and it was rumored that his father was the white Kentucky state senator James Bibb. When he was in his late 20s, Henry Bibb managed to make his way to Detroit, and from there, he slipped over the border to Canada, where he settled and founded an anti-slavery publication. In this compelling... more...

  • Explore Colonial America!by Verna Fisher; Bryan Stone

    Nomad Press 2009; US$ 9.99

    In Explore Colonial America! , kids ages 6-9 learn about America?s earliest days as European settlements, and how the colonists managed to survive, build thriving colonies, and eventually challenge England for independence. How did the colonists build homes, feed and clothe themselves, and get along with the Native Americans who were already here?... more...

  • In the Shadow of Freedomby Paul Finkelman; Donald R. Kennon

    Ohio University Press 2011; US$ 39.99

    Few images of early America were more striking, and jarring, than that of slaves in the capital city of the world?s most important free republic. Black slaves served and sustained the legislators, bureaucrats, jurists, cabinet officials, military leaders, and even the presidents who lived and worked there. While slaves quietly kept the nation?s capital... more...

  • The Creole Affairby Arthur T. Downey

    Rowman & Littlefield Publishers 2014; US$ 41.99

    The Creole Affair is the story of the most successful slave rebellion in modern history. The Creole Affair is just as importantly a story of diplomacy: of two extraordinary non-professional diplomats who cleverly resolved the tensions arising from this historic slave uprising that, had it been allowed to escalate, had the potential for catastrophe.... more...

  • Pirates, Merchants, Settlers, and Slavesby Kevin P. McDonald

    University of California Press 2015; US$ 60.00 US$ 48.00

    In the late seventeenth and early eighteenth centuries, more than a thousand pirates poured from the Atlantic into the Indian Ocean. There, according to Kevin P. McDonald, they helped launch an informal trade network that spanned the Atlantic and Indian Ocean worlds, connecting the North American colonies with the rich markets of the East Indies. Rather... more...