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- The University of North Carolina Press 2003; US$ 26.00
The autobiographies of former slaves contributed powerfully to the abolitionist movement in the United States, fanning national--even international--indignation against the evils of slavery. The four texts gathered here are all from North Carolina slaves and are among the most memorable and influential slave narratives published in the nineteenth... more...
- Oxford University Press, USA 2011; US$ 26.99
The pre-Civil War autobiographies of famous fugitives such as Frederick Douglass, William Wells Brown, and Harriet Jacobs form the bedrock of the African American narrative tradition. After emancipation arrived in 1865, former slaves continued to write about their experience of enslavement and their upward struggle to realize the promise of freedom... more...
- Oxford University Press, USA 2008; US$ 15.99
List of Illustrations. Preface. Acknowledgements. Introduction by William L. Andrews. Life of William Grimes, the Runaway Slave. Chronology: the life and times of William Grimes. Afterword by Regina E. Mason more...
- Taylor and Francis 2008; US$ 44.95
This book examines the slave narratives of key members of the abolitionist movement ? Frederick Douglass, William Wells Brown, Harriet Tubman and Harriet Jacobs ? revealing how these highly visible proponents of the antislavery cause were able to engage and at times overcome the cultural biases of their listening and reading audiences. more...
- ABC-CLIO 2010; US$ 45.00
The Black Experience in the Civil War South is the first comprehensive study of the Southern black wartime experience to appear in a generation. Incorporating the most recent scholarship, this thematically organized book does justice to the richness of its subject, looking at the lives of blacks in the Confederate states and the nonseceding Southern... more...
Slavery, Capitalism and Politics in the Antebellum Republic: Volume 2, The Coming of the Civil War, 1850?1861Cambridge University Press 2007; US$ 32.00
This book asks why the United States experienced a civil war in 1861 and analyses the descent into war in the final decade of peace. more...
- Oxford University Press 1992; US$ 29.99
In this provocative and timely collection of essays--five published for the first time--one of the most important ethnohistorians writing today, James Axtell, explores the key role of imagination both in our perception of strangers and in the writing of history. Coinciding with the 500th anniversary of Columbus's "discovery" of America, this collection... more...
- The University of North Carolina Press 2012; US$ 30.00
Fifty Years in Chains: Or, the Life of an American Slave (1859) was an abridged and unauthorized reprint of the earlier Slavery in the United States (1836). In the narratives, Ball describes his experiences as a slave, including the uncertainty of slave life and the ways in which the slaves are forced to suffer inhumane conditions. He recounts... more...