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Slavery in the United States. Antislavery movements

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  • Slaveryby DK Publishing

    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...

  • 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...

  • The Complete Antislavery Writings of Anthony Benezet, 1754-1783by David L. Crosby

    LSU Press 2014; US$ 49.95

    Pennsylvanian Quaker Anthony Benezet was one of the most important and prolific abolitionists of the eighteenth century. The first to combine religious and philosophical arguments with extensive documentation of the slave trade based on eyewitness reports from Africa and the colonies, Benezet's antislavery writings served as foundational texts for... more...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • Stolen Manby Barry Louis Polisar

    Rainbow Morning Music 2007; US$ 5.99

    A personal face is given to the remarkable true tale of Sengbe Pieh, the African man captured by slavers who led the Amistad slave rebellion at sea. The struggle is explored from the main character?s point of view, giving readers insight into Sengbe?s heart and soul as the story unfolds. Sengbe?s strength shines through in this skillfully told, compassionate... 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...

  • Slavery and freedom in Delaware, 1639-1865by William H. Williams

    Rowman & Littlefield Publishers 1996; US$ 28.99

    William H. Williams fills a gap in the literature on slavery in America. This book is the first comprehensive analysis of the 'peculiar institution' in the First State. An excellent text for courses in colonial and antebellum history, Slavery and Freedom in Delaware provides valuable insight into this unfortunate, unforgettable period in the nation's... more...