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Slavery in the United States. Antislavery movements

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  • Freedom?s Delayby Allen Carden

    University of Tennessee Press 2014; US$ 29.95

    The Declaration of Independence proclaimed freedom for Americans from the domination of Great Britain, yet for millions of African Americas caught up in a brutal system of racially based slavery, freedom would be denied for ninety additional years until the ratification of the Thirteenth Amendment to the U.S. Constitution. Freedom’s Delay:... more...

  • An Empire for Slaveryby Randolph B. Campbell

    LSU Press 1991; US$ 19.95

    Because Texas emerged from the western frontier relatively late in the formation of the antebellum nation, it is frequently and incorrectly perceived as fundamentally western in its political and social orientation. In fact, most of the settlers of this region were emigrants from the South, and many of these people brought with them their slaves and... more...

  • Enslaved Women in Americaby Emily West

    Rowman & Littlefield Publishers 2014; US$ 34.99

    In this book, historian Emily West offers the first comprehensive overview of the lives of enslaved women in America by placing their stories within the broader context of slavery in this country from the colonial era through to the end of the Civil War. more...

  • Lincoln and Douglasby Allen C. Guelzo

    Simon & Schuster 2010; US$ 12.99

    In 1858, Abraham Lincoln was known as a successful Illinois lawyer who had achieved some prominence in state politics as a leader in the new Republican Party. Two years later, he was elected president and was on his way to becoming the greatest chief executive in American history. What carried this one-term congressman from obscurity to fame was... more...

  • World of a Slave: Encyclopedia of the Material Life of Slaves in the United States [2 volumes]by Kym Rice; Martha Katz-Hyman

    ABC-CLIO 2010; US$ 198.00

    This two-volume encyclopedia is the first to focus on the material life of slaves. more...

  • Harriet Tubman: A Biographyby James McGowan; William Kashatus

    ABC-CLIO 2011; US$ 39.00

    This concise biography of Harriet Tubman, the African American abolitionist, explores her various roles as an Underground Railroad conductor, Civil War scout and nurse, and women's rights advocate. more...

  • The Afterlife of John Brownby Eldrid Herrington; Andrew Taylor

    Palgrave Macmillan 2005; US$ 93.00

    An examination of the influence - however contested - of John Brown of the Harper's Ferry Rebellion on the national narrative of the United States more...

  • Splitter im Sandby Birgit Biehl

    ATHENA-Verlag 2013; US$ 9.33

    Können Sie sich vorstellen, Ihr bisheriges Leben zu verlassen, sich völlig zu lösen, alles, auch sich selbst in Frage zu stellen und einzutauchen in fremde Welten, die einen anderen Menschen von Ihnen verlangen? Überleben in einer alles fordernden Umwelt muss neu gelernt werden, und so entsteht ein Anderer in Ihnen ... Die Autorin, ein 'Wanderer',... more...

  • Douglass in His Own Timeby John Ernest

    University of Iowa Press 2014; US$ 37.50

    One of the most incredible stories in American history is that of Frederick Douglass, the man who escaped from slavery and rose to become one of the most celebrated and eloquent orators, writers, and public figures in the world. He first committed his story to writing in his 1845 autobiography Narrative of the Life of Frederick Douglass, an American... 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...