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  • 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...

  • Narrative of My Escape from Slaveryby Moses Roper

    Dover Publications 2012; US$ 3.95

    This 1838 autobiography ranks among the most important and authentic accounts of life in slavery, recounting the experiences of a North Carolina native who was sold or traded until his successful escape to New England. Roper's moving reminiscences offer a powerful first-hand account of the realities of life in bondage. Introduction. more...

  • The Narrative of William W. Brown, a Fugitive Slaveby William Wells Brown

    Dover Publications 2012; US$ 7.95

    The Narrative of William W. Brown ranks alongside Frederick Douglass' memoirs as an influential force in the abolition movement and a lasting testimonial to the injustice of slavery. The simple, straightforward style of Brown's Narrative offers a sincere and moving account of life in bondage, recounted 13 years after the author's escape. Already... more...

  • Frederick Douglassby Charles Chesnutt

    Dover Publications 2013; US$ 4.95

    Concise, readable survey examines the life of a leading spokesman for abolition and one of the most influential promoters of the civil rights movement. Covers Douglass' early life in slavery, his escape from Maryland to New York, his power and charisma as a public speaker, and much more. 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...

  • Selected Writings and Speeches of Marcus Garveyby Marcus Garvey; Bob Blaisdell

    Dover Publications 2012; US$ 4.50

    A controversial figure in the history of race relations around the world, Marcus Garvey amazed his enemies as much as he dazzled his admirers. This anthology contains some of the African-American rights advocate's most noted writings and speeches, including "Declaration of the Rights of the Negro Peoples of the World" and "Africa for the Africans."... 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...

  • African-American Poetryby Joan R. Sherman

    Dover Publications 2012; US$ 3.00

    Rich selection of 74 poems ranging from the religious and moral verse of Phillis Wheatley Peters (ca. 1753?1784) to 20th-century work of Langston Hughes and Countee Cullen. Other contributors include James Weldon Johnson, Paul Laurence Dunbar, many others. Indispensable for students of the black experience in America and any lover of fine poetry.... more...

  • Autobiography of Josiah Hensonby Josiah Henson

    Dover Publications 2012; US$ 6.99

    Firsthand account by the man widely regarded as the person who provided much of the material for the revered character in Uncle Tom's Cabin. Henson recalls his childhood, forced separation from his wife and children, escape to Canada, role as "conductor" on the Underground Railroad, and meeting with Queen Victoria in England. more...

  • Fifty Years in Chainsby Charles Ball

    Dover Publications 2012; US$ 14.95

    Charles Ball provides gripping details of southern slavery before the Civil War. He tells how he was treated by planters and slaveholders; the conditions and treatment of other slaves; the perils and suffering of fugitive slaves. This inspiring story of courage is essential reading for students of American history and African-American studies more...