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Slavery in the United States. Antislavery movements

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  • 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...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • In Search of the Promised Landby John Hope Franklin

    Oxford University Press 2005; US$ 18.99

    Presented in a narrative format, this book tells the story of the Thomas-Rapier family of Nashville. It follows Sally Thomas and her sons James, Henry, and John to analyze the complex and ambiguous nature of slavery and freedom in the Old South. more...

  • Inhuman Bondageby David Brion Davis

    Oxford University Press 2005; US$ 17.99

    Presenting a study of slavery in modern times, this book provides a global perspective on the subject with an emphasis on the United States. more...

  • Nat Turnerby Kenneth S. Greenberg

    Oxford University Press 2003; US$ 22.99

    Leader of an important slave rebellion, murderer of unarmed men and women, beacon of freedom, and religious fanatic - the contradictory figure of Nat Turner represents all the terrible complexities of American slavery. This biography offers insight into the man, his rebellion, and his time. more...

  • Abolition’s Public Sphereby Robert Fanuzzi

    University of Minnesota Press 2003; US$ 75.00

    Robert Fanuzzi illustrates how the dissemination of abolitionist tracts served to create an ?imaginary public? that promoted and provoked the discussion of slavery. He critically examines the writings of William Lloyd Garrison, Frederick Douglass, Henry David Thoreau, and Sarah and Angelina Grimke, and their massive abolition publicity campaign geared... more...

  • 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 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...