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Slavery in the United States. Antislavery movements

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  • The Afterlife of John Brownby Eldrid Herrington; Andrew Taylor

    Palgrave Macmillan 2005; US$ 93.00

    An examination of the influence - however contested - of John Brown of the Harper's Ferry Rebellion on the national narrative of the United States 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...

  • The Fires of Jubileeby Stephen B. Oates

    HarperCollins 2009; US$ 10.49

    The bloody slave rebellion led by Nat Turner in Virginia in 1831 and the savage reprisals that followed shattered beyond repair the myth of the contented slave and the benign master, and intensified the forces of change that would plunge America into the Civil War. The true story behind the major motion picture The Birth of a Nation , this acclaimed... 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...

  • The Narrative of the Life of Frederick Douglassby Frederick Douglass

    The Floating Press 2008; US$ 6.99

    Frederick Douglass was an ex-slave and a great orator in early 19th-century USA. His autobiography details his experiences as a slave and is considered the most famous such work, though many similar were written by his contemporaries. This work also influenced and fueled the abolitionist movement, in which Douglass was an important figure. more...

  • The Underground Railroadby Michael Burgan

    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...

  • 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...

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

    University of Alabama Press 2011; 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...