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Slavery in the United States. Antislavery movements

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  • 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...

  • 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...

  • Patriotic Treasonby Evan Carton

    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...

  • 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...

  • 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 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 bloodbath of the Civil War. Stephen B. Oates, the acclaimed biographer of Abraham Lincoln and... 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...