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Slavery in the United States. Antislavery movements

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  • 12 Years a Slaveby Solomon Northup

    Hesperus Press Ltd. 2013; US$ 9.99

    A powerful and riveting condemnation of American slavery, 12 Years a Slave is the harrowing true story of Solomon Northup who was kidnapped and sold into slavery, enduring unimaginable degradation and abuse until his rescue twelve years later. Steve McQueen's powerful film adaptation starring Chiwetel Ejiofor, Brad Pitt, Michael Fassbender and Benedict... 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$ 18.99

    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...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • Slavery and the Making of Americaby James Oliver Horton; Lois E. Horton

    Oxford University Press 2004; US$ 16.99 US$ 14.61

    Slavery and the Making of America offers a richly illustrated, vividly written history that illuminates the human side of slavery, presenting it largely through stories of the slaves themselves. Readers will discover a wide ranging and sharply nuanced look at American slavery, from the first Africans brought to British colonies in the early seventeenth... 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...

  • From Homicide to Slaveryby David Brion Davis

    Oxford University Press 1988; US$ 59.99 US$ 51.59

    This collection of Davis' work includes essays on capital punishment, movements of counter-subversion, the iconography of race, the cowboy as an American hero, the historiography of slavery, and the British and American antislavery movements. more...