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Slavery in the United States. Antislavery movements

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  • Slave Rebellionsby Robin Santos Doak

    Infobase Publishing 2006; US$ 35.00

    The transatlantic slave trade and the fugitive slave laws in the late 18th century led to a significant increase in the number of people seeking freedom. Runaway slaves were often aided in their escape by a growing network of people who saw slavery as morally reprehensible. This work explores this intriguing time in American history. 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...

  • Frederick Douglass and the Atlantic Worldby Fionnghuala Sweeney

    Liverpool University Press 2007; US$ 65.00

    Frederick Douglass and the Atlantic World takes as its subject the effect of extra-territorial sites - Ireland, Haiti, Egypt - on Frederick Douglass’s writing, self-construction, national, class and racial identity, and status as representative US American man. This innovative book will be of interest to those working in the fields of history,... more...

  • Against Slaveryby Various; Mason Lowance

    Penguin Group US 2000; US$ 17.00

    Assembles more than forty speeches, lectures, and essays critical to the abolitionist crusade. Features William Lloyd Garrison, Frederick Douglass, Lydia Maria Child, Wendell Phillips, Harriet Beecher Stowe, and Ralph Waldo Emerson. "An invaluable resource to students, scholars, and general readers alike."? . more...

  • Runaway Slavesby John Hope Franklin; Loren Schweninger

    Oxford University Press, USA 2000; US$ 18.99

    Preface. Acknowledgments. 1. Dissidents in the Conscript Army. Day to Day Resistance. Hired Slave Dissatisfaction. Open Defiance. Slaves and Overseers. Conspiracies. The Pride of Dissidence. 2. On the Run. Death of the Master. The Plantation Household. Opportunity. Assisted by Whites. Dissatisfaction of Hired Slaves. Merely To Be Free. Cruel and Unusual... more...

  • Passionate Liberatorby Robert H. Abzug

    Oxford University Press, USA 1982; US$ 26.99

    Recounts Weld's intense childhood, his stormy Religious conversion, his entry into the World of reform, and finally, his rejection of public life. more...

  • American Taxation, American Slaveryby Robin L. Einhorn

    University of Chicago Press 2008; US$ 25.00

    For all the recent attention to the slaveholding of the founding fathers, we still know remarkably little about the influence of slavery on American politics. American Taxation, American Slavery tackles this problem in a new way. Rather than parsing the ideological pronouncements of charismatic slaveholders, it examines the concrete policy decisions... more...

  • Subfloor Pits and the Archaeology of Slavery in Colonial Virginiaby Patricia Samford

    University of Alabama Press 2008; US$ 29.95

    Enslaved Africans and their descendants comprised a significant portion of colonial Virginia populations, with most living on rural slave quarters adjacent to the agricultural fields in which they labored. Archaeological excavations into these home sites have provided unique windows into the daily lifeways and culture of these early inhabitants.... more...

  • Incidents in the Life of a Slave Girlby Harriet Jacobs; Nell Irvin Painter

    Penguin Group US 2000; US$ 13.00

    A haunting, evocative recounting of her life as a slave in North Carolina and of her final escape and emancipation, Harriet Jacobs's classic narrative, written between 1853 and 1858 and published pseduonymously in 1861, tells firsthand of the horrors inflicted on slaves. In writing this extraordinary memoir, which culminates in the seven years she... more...

  • Beyond the Riverby Ann Hagedorn

    Simon & Schuster 2008; US$ 15.00

    Beyond the River brings to brilliant life the dramatic story of the forgotten heroes of the Ripley, Ohio, line of the Underground Railroad. The decades preceding the Civil War were rife with fierce sectarian violence along the borders between slave and free states. The Ohio River was one such border. Here in the river towns of Ohio and Kentucky,... more...