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- 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...
- 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...
- 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...
- 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...
- 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...
- 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...
- 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...
- 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...
- 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...