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Slavery in the United States. Antislavery movements

  • 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...

  • New Perspectives on Race and Slavery in Americaby Robert H. Abzug; Stephen E. Maizlish

    The University Press of Kentucky 2015; US$ 35.00

    For more than three decades race relations have been at the forefront of historical research in America. These new essays on race and slavery -- some by highly regarded, award-winning veterans in the field and others by talented newcomers -- point in fresh directions. They address specific areas of contention even as together they survey important... more...

  • North Carolina Slave Narrativesby William L. Andrews

    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...

  • Slave Narratives after Slaveryby William L. Andrews

    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...

  • Life of William Grimes, the Runaway Slaveby William L. Andrews; Regina E. Mason

    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...

  • Antebellum Slave Narrativesby Jermaine O. Archer

    Taylor and Francis 2009; US$ 48.95

    Though America experienced an increase in a native-born population and an emerging African-American identity throughout the nineteenth century, African culture did not necessarily dissipate with each passing decade. Archer examines the slave narratives of four key members of the abolitionist movement?Frederick Douglass, William Wells Brown, Harriet... more...

  • Black Experience in the Civil War South, Theby Stephen Ash

    ABC-CLIO 2010; US$ 49.00

    Large numbers of slaves worked for the Confederate war effort as wagon drivers, munitions factory workers, and officers' body servants. But contrary to popular wisdom, the number that actually bore arms for the Confederacy was negligible. Truths such as this make for fascinating reading as they reveal the reality of being a Southern black during this... more...

  • Slavery, Capitalism and Politics in the Antebellum Republic: Volume 2, The Coming of the Civil War, 1850?1861by John Ashworth

    Cambridge 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...

  • African Muslims in Antebellum Americaby Allan D. Austin

    Taylor and Francis 2012; US$ 46.95

    A condensation and updating of his African Muslims in Antebellum America: A Sourcebook (1984), noted scholar of antebellum black writing and history Dr. Allan D. Austin explores, via portraits, documents, maps, and texts, the lives of 50 sub-Saharan non-peasant Muslim Africans caught in the slave trade between 1730 and 1860. Also includes five... more...

  • Beyond 1492by James Axtell

    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...