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Slavery in the United States. Antislavery movements

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  • 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...

  • 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...

  • This Species of Propertyby Leslie Howard Owens

    Oxford University Press 1977; US$ 39.99

    Owens' fascinating study explores the personality and behavior of the slave within the context of what it meant to be a slave. Based on a variety of plantation records, diaries, slave narratives, travelers' accounts, and other items bearing on the slave's experiences in his relationships to slaveholders, it concentrates on the years between 1770 and... more...

  • Mutiny on the Amistadby Howard Jones

    Oxford University Press 1997; US$ 24.99

    Published to coincide with the movie "Amistad", this is the story of the only instance in history where African blacks, seized by slave dealers, won their freedom and returned home. The 1839 revolt on a Spanish slave ship ignited events which climaxed in the US court's ruling to free the captives. 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...

  • The Slave's Narrativeby Charles T. Davis; Henry Louis Gates

    Oxford University Press 1991; US$ 38.00

    This textbook has been designed to confront a central issue in the study of 19th-century Afro-American literature - the question of how to analyse and evaluate the autobiographical tradition of ex-slaves. 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...