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  • Rambles of a Runaway from Southern Slaveryby Henry Goings; Calvin Schermerhorn; Michael Plunkett; Edward Gaynor

    University of Virginia Press 2012; US$ 30.00

    Rambles of a Runaway from Southern Slavery tells of an extraordinary life in and out of slavery in the United States and Canada. Born Elijah Turner in the Virginia Tidewater, circa 1810, the author eventually procured freedom papers from a man he resembled and took the man?s name, Henry Goings. His life story takes us on an epic journey,... more...

  • The Punitive Turnby Deborah E. McDowell; Claudrena N. Harold; Juan Battle

    University of Virginia Press 2013; US$ 39.50

    The Punitive Turn explores the historical, political, economic, and sociocultural roots of mass incarceration, as well as its collateral costs and consequences. Giving significant attention to the exacting toll that incarceration takes on inmates, their families, their communities, and society at large, the volume?s contributors investigate... more...

  • Paul Robeson For Beginnersby Paul Von Blum; Elizabeth Von Notias; Ramsess

    For Beginners 2013; US$ 16.99

    Paul Robeson, despite being one of the greatest Renaissance figures in American history, still remains in relative anonymity. An exceptional scholar, lawyer, athlete, stage and screen actor, linguist, singer, civil rights and political activist, he performed brilliantly in every professional enterprise he undertook. Any serious treatment of civil... more...

  • Schooling Jim Crowby Jay Winston Jr. Driskell

    University of Virginia Press 2014; US$ 45.00

    In 1919 the NAACP organized a voting bloc powerful enough to compel the city of Atlanta to budget $1.5 million for the construction of schools for black students. This victory would have been remarkable in any era, but in the context of the Jim Crow South it was revolutionary. Schooling Jim Crow tells the story of this little-known... more...

  • The Rising of Black America with the Assistance of White Americaby James Hudson

    SBPRA 2014; US$ 2.99

    Blacks are moving in the right direction but at a snail?s pace. The race has a long way to go before it can be on parity with its white counterparts. However, it seems that some aspects are improving. White Americans are now reaching out to assist their fellow black Americans. And with the recent inauguration of a black president, there is hope that... more...

  • Making Friends With Black Peopleby Nick Adams

    Kensington 2006; US$ 11.99

    White people of America, we know you've got it rough. Sure, black men and women have been through four hundred years of slavery, oppression, murder, and watching white college students try to dance. But now that it's hip to have black friends, white people aren't sure how to go about it. And that is a real American tragedy. Thank God Nick Adams... more...

  • Great Speeches by African Americansby James Daley

    Dover Publications 2012; US$ 0.99

    Tracing the struggle for freedom and civil rights across two centuries, this anthology comprises speeches by Frederick Douglass, Sojourner Truth, W. E. B. Du Bois, Martin Luther King, Jr., and other influential figures in the history of African-American culture and politics. The collection begins with Henry Highland Garnet's 1843 "An Address to... 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...

  • 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...

  • The Life and Times of Frederick Douglassby Frederick Douglass

    Dover Publications 2012; US$ 14.95

    Raised as a plantation slave, Douglass went on to become a writer, orator, and major participant in the struggle for African-American freedom and equality. In this engrossing narrative he recounts early years of abuse; his dramatic escape to the North and eventual freedom, abolitionist campaigns, and his crusade for full civil rights for former slaves.... more...