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Slavery in the United States. Antislavery movements

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  • 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...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • It Happened on the Underground Railroadby Tricia Martineau Wagner

    Globe Pequot Press 2015; US$ 15.99

    From a riverboat worker who dressed as a woman to the abolitionist who died for his beliefs, It Happened on the Underground Railroad offers a gripping look at heroic individuals who became a part of the famous ?road? to freedom. more...

  • John Brownby W. E. B. DuBois

    Taylor and Francis 2015; US$ 44.95

    First published in 1909, W.E.B. Du Bois's biography of abolitionist John Brown is a literary and historical classic. With a rare combination of scholarship and passion, Du Bois defends Brown against all detractors who saw him as a fanatic, fiend, or traitor. Brown emerges as a rich personality, fully understandable as an unusual leader with a deeply... more...

  • The Logbooksby Anne Farrow

    Wesleyan University Press 2014; US$ 21.99

    Three long-neglected logbooks from Connecticut?s slave trade raise questions about memory and collective forgetting 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...

  • 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...

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

    Lexington Books 2003; US$ 37.99

    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...

  • Mastering Slaveryby Jennifer B. Fleischner

    NYU Press 1996; US$ 22.95

    In Mastering Slavery , Fleischner draws upon a range of disciplines, including psychoanalysis, African-American studies, literary theory, social history, and gender studies, to analyze how the slave narratives--in their engagement with one another and with white women's antislavery fiction--yield a far more amplified and complicated notion of familial... more...