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Slavery in the United States. Antislavery movements

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  • Stolen into Slaveryby Judith Bloom Fradin; Dennis Brindell Fradin

    National Geographic Society 2012; US$ 9.99

    The true story behind the acclaimed movie 12 Years a Slave, this book is based on the life of Solomon Northup, a free black man from New York who was captured in the United States and sold into slavery in Louisiana.   Solomon Northup awoke in the middle of the night with his body trembling. Slowly, he realized that he was handcuffed in a dark room... 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...

  • Douglass' Narrative of the Life of Frederick Douglassby John Chua

    Wiley 1999; US$ 5.99

    The original CliffsNotes study guides offer expert commentary on major themes, plots, characters, literary devices, and historical background. The latest generation of titles in the series also feature glossaries and visual elements that complement the classic, familiar format. In CliffsNotes on Narrative of the Life of Frederick Douglass, you’ll... more...

  • Frederick Douglass's Curious Audiencesby Terry Baxter

    Taylor and Francis 2004; US$ 54.95

    This book attempts to answer a fundamental question: How did Douglass manage to persuade anyone about the evils of slavery, and even impress viewers with his personal qualities, when his speeches were commonly considered mere entertainment, in the same category as Barnum's circus acts? In answering this question, Terry Baxter provides a means of understanding... more...

  • Forbidden Fruitby Betty DeRamus

    Atria Books 2005; US$ 14.00

    Forbidden Fruit is a collection of fascinating, largely untold stories of ordinary men and women who took extraor dinary measures, risking life and limb to be together. Itıs the story of couples who faced mobs, bloodhounds, bounty hunters, and bullets to defy the system that allowed slave masters to breed and sell people like cattle. Some broke the... more...

  • Slave Cultureby Sterling Stuckey

    Oxford University Press 1988; US$ 31.99

    In this ground-breaking study, Sterling Stuckey, a leading cultural historian and authority on slavery, explains how different African peoples interacted on the plantations of the South to achieve a common culture. He argues that, at the time of emancipation, slaves still remained essentially African in culture, a conclusion with profound implications... more...

  • Slavery and Freedomby Willie Lee Rose

    Oxford University Press 1982; US$ 67.99

    Having these pieces all together...makes the entire subject...look strikingly new and different. more...

  • Freedom by Degreesby Gary B. Nash; Jean R. Soderlund

    Oxford University Press 1991; US$ 109.99

    A study which depicts how slavery in the USA ended within a single generation at the end of the 18th century, in the important colony/state of Pennsylvania. more...

  • From Homicide to Slaveryby David Brion Davis

    Oxford University Press 1989; US$ 33.99

    This collection of the author's selected essays reflect his wide-ranging interests in American colonial history, Afro-American history, the social sciences and American literature. Amongst his topics are capital punishment, the American anti-slavery movement and the cowboy as American hero. more...

  • Patriotic Treasonby Evan Carton

    Atria Books 2006; US$ 15.00

    John Brown is a lightning rod of history. Yet he is poorly understood and most commonly described in stereotypes -- as a madman, martyr, or enigma. Not until Patriotic Treason has a biography or history brought him so fully to life, in scintillating prose and moving detail, making his life and legacy -- and the staggering sacrifices he made for his... more...