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Slavery in the United States. Antislavery movements

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  • Abolition and Antislavery: A Historical Encyclopedia of the American Mosaicby Peter Hinks; John McKivigan

    ABC-CLIO 2015; US$ 100.00

    The struggle to abolish human slavery is one of the most important reform campaigns in history. The eventual success of this decades-long struggle serves as an inspiring example that even the most deeply rooted social wrongs can be corrected. This valuable reference work details the history of antislavery, abolition, and emancipation to illustrate... more...

  • Memories of the Enslaved: Voices from the Slave Narrativesby Spencer Crew; Lonnie Bunch; Clement Price

    ABC-CLIO 2015; US$ 48.00

    Today's students understandably have a hard time imagining what life for slaves more than 150 years ago was like. The best way to communicate what slaves experienced is to hear their words directly. The material in this concise single-volume work illuminates the lives of the last living generation of enslaved people in the United States?former slaves... more...

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

    Wiley 1999; US$ 5.99 US$ 3.59

    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 US$ 27.51

    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 US$ 58.47

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

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

    Oxford University Press 1991; US$ 38.00 US$ 32.68

    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...

  • Mutiny on the Amistadby Howard Jones

    Oxford University Press 1997; US$ 39.99 US$ 34.39

    This book is the first full-scale treatment of the only instance in history in which black Africans, seized by slave dealers, won their freedom by legal means and returned home. From its beginning in a revolt aboard a Spanish slave ship to its conclusion in the halls of the U.S. Supreme Court, the Amistad affair was a key event in the history of... more...

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

    Oxford University Press 1991; US$ 129.99 US$ 111.79

    During the revolutionary era, in the midst of the struggle for liberty from Great Britain, Americans up and down the Atlantic seaboard confronted the injustice of holding slaves. Lawmakers debated abolition, masters considered freeing their slaves, and slaves emancipated themselves by running away. But by 1800, of states south of New England, only... more...