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Slavery in the United States. Antislavery movements

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  • And the War Cameby Donald Meyers

    Algora Publishing 2007; US$ 28.95

    In a lively narrative spiced with eye-witness accounts and letters from townsfolk and soldiers, North and South, and personal comments from slaves, an American drama unfolds. The debate over slavery in America began as early as the Jamestown Settlement, w more...

  • Giantsby John Stauffer

    Grand Central Publishing 2008; US$ 9.99

    Frederick Douglass and Abraham Lincoln were the preeminent self-made men of their time. In this masterful dual biography, award-winning Harvard University scholar John Stauffer describes the transformations in the lives of these two giants during a major shift in cultural history, when men rejected the status quo and embraced new ideals of personal... more...

  • The Underground Railroadby Michael Burgan

    Infobase Publishing 2006; US$ 35.00

    The transatlantic slave trade and the fugitive slave laws in the late 18th century led to a significant increase in the number of people seeking freedom. Runaway slaves were often aided in their escape by a growing network of people who saw slavery as morally reprehensible. This work explores this intriguing time in American history. more...

  • Slave Rebellionsby Robin Santos Doak

    Infobase Publishing 2006; US$ 35.00

    The transatlantic slave trade and the fugitive slave laws in the late 18th century led to a significant increase in the number of people seeking freedom. Runaway slaves were often aided in their escape by a growing network of people who saw slavery as morally reprehensible. This work explores this intriguing time in American history. more...

  • The Slave Tradeby Matthew Kachur

    Infobase Publishing 2006; US$ 35.00

    The transatlantic slave trade forcibly brought thousands of Africans to the Americas. In doing so, it impacted peoples and cultures across the globe. The legacy of the slave trade has had lasting effects on the American culture for generations. This work explores this intriguing time in American history. more...

  • Against Slaveryby Various; Mason Lowance

    Penguin Group US 2000; US$ 17.00

    Assembles more than forty speeches, lectures, and essays critical to the abolitionist crusade. Features William Lloyd Garrison, Frederick Douglass, Lydia Maria Child, Wendell Phillips, Harriet Beecher Stowe, and Ralph Waldo Emerson. "An invaluable resource to students, scholars, and general readers alike."? Amazon.com . more...

  • North Carolina Slave Narrativesby William L. Andrews

    The University of North Carolina Press 2003; US$ 26.00

    The autobiographies of former slaves contributed powerfully to the abolitionist movement in the United States, fanning national--even international--indignation against the evils of slavery. The four texts gathered here are all from North Carolina slaves and are among the most memorable and influential slave narratives published in the nineteenth... more...

  • Masterful Womenby Kirsten E. Wood

    The University of North Carolina Press 2004; US$ 30.00

    Many early-nineteenth-century slaveholders considered themselves "masters" not only over slaves, but also over the institutions of marriage and family. According to many historians, the privilege of mastery was reserved for white males. But as many as one in ten slaveholders--sometimes more--was a widow, and as Kirsten E. Wood demonstrates, slaveholding... more...

  • American Taxation, American Slaveryby Robin L. Einhorn

    University of Chicago Press 2008; US$ 25.00

    For all the recent attention to the slaveholding of the founding fathers, we still know remarkably little about the influence of slavery on American politics. American Taxation, American Slavery tackles this problem in a new way. Rather than parsing the ideological pronouncements of charismatic slaveholders, it examines the concrete policy decisions... more...

  • Runaway Slavesby John Hope Franklin; Loren Schweninger

    Oxford University Press, USA 2000; US$ 18.99

    Preface. Acknowledgments. 1. Dissidents in the Conscript Army. Day to Day Resistance. Hired Slave Dissatisfaction. Open Defiance. Slaves and Overseers. Conspiracies. The Pride of Dissidence. 2. On the Run. Death of the Master. The Plantation Household. Opportunity. Assisted by Whites. Dissatisfaction of Hired Slaves. Merely To Be Free. Cruel and Unusual... more...