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  • Slave Insurrections in the United States, 1800-1865by Joseph Cephas Carroll

    Dover Publications 2012; US$ 12.95

    This fully documented work describes early insurrectionary movements, rebellions at sea, and the Negro's role in the American Revolution. Discussed in detail are Gabriel Prosser's unsuccessful revolt in 1800; Denmark Vesey's 1822 insurrection; and Nat Turner's 1831 rebellion. Profiles of black leaders and white sympathizers, and Civil War insurgencies,... more...

  • Suppression of the African Slave-Trade to the United States of Americaby W. E. B. Du Bois

    Dover Publications 2014; US$ 10.95

    Comprehensive, well-documented 1896 classic draws upon a wealth of primary source materials to examine the South's plantation economy and its influence on the slave trade, the role of Northern merchants in financing the slave trade during the 19th century, and much else. more...

  • Women's Slave Narrativesby Annie L. Burton

    Dover Publications 2012; US$ 7.95

    The moving testimonies of five African-American women comprise this unflinching account of slavery in the pre-Civil War American South. Covering a wide range of narrative styles, the voices provide authentic recollections of hardship, frustration, and hope?from Mary Prince's groundbreaking account of a lone woman's tribulations and courage, the spiritual... more...

  • Nat Turner's Slave Rebellionby Herbert Aptheker

    Dover Publications 2012; US$ 7.95

    In the summer of 1831, a band of some forty slaves led by Nat Turner attacked slave-owning residents of Southampton County, Virginia. One of the largest and most violent revolts in the history of the young nation, the rebellion took the lives of some sixty white men, women, and children. An outcry against the South's exploitative slave system, the... more...

  • Three Narratives of Slaveryby Sojourner Truth; Harriet Jacobs; Mary Prince

    Dover Publications 2012; US$ 8.95

    Straightforward, yet often poetic accounts of the battle for freedom, three memoirs by courageous black women vividly chronicle their struggles in the bonds of slavery, their rebellion against degrading injustice, and their determination to attain racial equality. In Narrative of Sojourner Truth , one of the most important documents on slavery ever... more...

  • Refugees from Slaveryby Benjamin Drew

    Dover Publications 2012; US$ 11.95

    The culmination of scores of interviews with refugees from Southern slave states, this volume by a Boston abolitionist provides a soul-stirring account of the abuses suffered by slaves as well as fresh insights into the workings of the plantation system. A significant work in the abolitionist crusade. more...

  • Three African-American Classicsby W. E. B. Du Bois; Frederick Douglass; Booker T. Washington

    Dover Publications 2012; US$ 7.95

    This essential collection comprises a trio of the most influential African-American writings of the nineteenth and twentieth centuries. Exploring such themes as slavery and its abolition, the struggle for equality, and the impassioned rise from bondage to international recognition, each landmark book is a founding work in the civil rights literature... more...

  • Voices from Slaveryby Norman R. Yetman

    Dover Publications 2012; US$ 15.95

    Vivid, first-person accounts of what it was like to be a slave in the antebellum South recounted in simple, often poignant language. Stark descriptions of the horrors of slave auctions, and many other unforgettable details of slave life. Accompanied by 32 compelling photographs and a new preface by the editor. more...

  • The Mis-Education of the Negroby Carter Godwin Woodson

    Dover Publications 2012; US$ 8.95

    In 1933, American historian and educator Carter Woodson (1875-1950) delivered a powerful and prophetic denouncement of "Euro-centric"school curricula that still rings true. Woodson inspired black Americans to demand relevant learning opportunities that were inclusive of their own culture and heritage. In issuing this challenge, Woodson laid the foundation... more...

  • The Tragedy of Lynchingby Arthur F. Raper

    Dover Publications 2012; US$ 19.95

    Thorough accounts and analyses of more than 20 lynchings that occurred in America during 1930, prepared by a commission composed of Southern scholars and investigators. Each lynching is examined in detail, including the formation of the mob, behavior of the police, and economic background of the area where the crime occurred. more...