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Slavery in the United States. Antislavery movements

  • Incidents in the Life of a Slave Girlby Harriet Ann Jacobs

    Skyhorse Publishing 2015; US$ 14.99

    After hiding in her grandmother?s attic for seven years, Harriet Ann Jacobs was finally able to escape servitude?and her master?s sexual abuse?when she fled to the North. Once there, she became a very active abolitionist, and her correspondence with Harriet Beecher Stowe inspired her to write Incidents in the Life of a Slave Girl about her years... more...

  • Freedom's Dawnby Jr. Louis DeCaro

    Rowman & Littlefield Publishers 2015; US$ 39.99

    Louis DeCaro, Jr. , associate professor of history at The Alliance Theological Seminary in New York City, is the author of Fire from the Midst of You: A Religious Life of John Brown (2002) as well as works on Malcolm X and the urban church. more...

  • Love, Liberation, and Escaping Slaveryby Barbara McCaskill

    University of Georgia Press 2015; US$ 22.95

    The spectacular 1848 escape of William and Ellen Craft (1824–1900; 1826–1891) from slavery in Macon, Georgia, is a dramatic story in the annals of American history. Ellen, who could pass for white, disguised herself as a gentleman slaveholder; William accompanied her as his “master’s” devoted slave valet; both traveled... more...

  • John Brown in Memory and Mythby Michael Daigh

    McFarland & Company, Inc., Publishers 2015; US$ 39.95

    John Brown's father on the day of his birth, May 9, 1800, wrote "John was born one hundred years after his great grandfather. Nothing else very uncommon." Many years later came the 1856 Pottawatomie Massacre, where his uncommon convictions led him and his band of abolitionists to kill five pro-slavery settlers in Franklin County, Kansas.... more...

  • Pirates, Merchants, Settlers, and Slavesby Kevin P. McDonald

    University of California Press 2015; US$ 60.00

    In the late seventeenth and early eighteenth centuries, more than a thousand pirates poured from the Atlantic into the Indian Ocean. There, according to Kevin P. McDonald, they helped launch an informal trade network that spanned the Atlantic and Indian Ocean worlds, connecting the North American colonies with the rich markets of the East Indies. Rather... more...

  • John Brownby W. E. B. DuBois

    Taylor and Francis 2015; US$ 44.95

    First published in 1909, W.E.B. Du Bois's biography of abolitionist John Brown is a literary and historical classic. With a rare combination of scholarship and passion, Du Bois defends Brown against all detractors who saw him as a fanatic, fiend, or traitor. Brown emerges as a rich personality, fully understandable as an unusual leader with a deeply... more...

  • Slavery, Race and American Historyby John David Smith

    Taylor and Francis 2015; US$ 44.95

    These essays introduce the complexities of researching and analyzing race. This book focuses on problems confronted while researching, writing and interpreting race and slavery, such as conflict between ideological perspectives, and changing interpretations of the questions. more...

  • Secret Lives of the Underground Railroad in New York Cityby Don Papson; Tom Calarco

    McFarland & Company, Inc., Publishers 2015; US$ 39.95

    During the fourteen years Sydney Howard Gay edited the American Anti-Slavery Society's National Anti-Slavery Standard in New York City, he worked with some of the most important Underground agents in the eastern United States, including Thomas Garrett, William Still and James Miller McKim. Gay's closest associate was Louis Napoleon, a free... more...

  • Slavery in Alabamaby James Benson Sellers; Harriet E. Amos Doss

    University of Alabama Press 2015; US$ 44.95

    Since its initial publication in 1950, Slavery in Alabama remains the only comprehensive statewide study of the institution of slavery in Alabama. Sellers concentrates on examining the social and economic aspects of how slavery operated in the state. After a brief discussion of slavery under imperial rulers of the colonial and territorial periods,... more...

  • Evil Necessityby Harold D. Tallant

    The University Press of Kentucky 2015; US$ 30.00

    In Kentucky, the slavery debate raged for thirty years before the Civil War began. While whites in the lower South argued that slavery was good for master and slave, many white Kentuckians maintained that because of racial prejudice, public safety, and property rights, slavery was necessary but undeniably evil. Harold D. Tallant shows how this view... more...